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Marine Weather and Tides
Hampstead, NC

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Sunrise 6:01AMSunset 8:29PM Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:26 PM EDT (17:26 UTC) Moonrise 9:58AMMoonset 11:10PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 1229 Pm Edt Wed Jun 28 2017
Rest of today..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Thu..E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. Isolated showers.
Fri..SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. Scattered showers with isolated tstms.
Fri night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Scattered showers.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft...then 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the night.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the day, then showers and tstms likely through the night. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 1229 Pm Edt Wed Jun 28 2017
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure northwest of the waters this morning will shift east today and move off the virginia coast tonight. The high will remain the dominate feature through the weekend.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hampstead, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
1226 pm edt Wed jun 28 2017

Synopsis
Dry high pressure will pass across the area through tonight,
migrating offshore Thursday and Friday. A summertime feel will
return late week and through the weekend and into next week, as
warmth and humidity move into the carolinas, along a with a few
thunderstorms.

Near term through tonight
As of 1230 pm Wednesday... A wonderful carolina day in store as
dry high pressure shifts over the region today. The morning
sounding from mhx confirms the dry air with a modified sounding
producing a surface base CAPE of 131 j kg and pw of 0.63. Just
south of the forecast area it is a bit more unstable and
slightly more moisture. So sunny skies and temperatures running
below normal with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low to
mid 60s.

Short term Thursday through Friday night
As of 3 am Wednesday... The chief feature of note this period is
increasing moisture and warmth, and the feel of humidity, as
return flow becomes more established. Weak surface convergence
may spawn a few coastal showers Thursday night, but moisture
will deepen more significantly Friday. A weak cool pool aloft in
the flow will sharpen lapse rates over the area Friday. The
pool will carry a vorticity feature providing a bit of upper
support on Friday. The track of this feature appears to favor
convection over NE sc Friday. Low level winds remain weak but a
few tstms can be expected Friday. Despite a warming trend, both
days may end up similar in maximum temperatures, since more
clouds and rain are anticipated Friday compared to Thursday.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
As of 300 pm Tuesday... Bermuda high pressure will be well
established with the trough of low pressure inland. Temperatures
will be gradually warming and the moisture will be increasing
with dew points in the 70s returning. Precipitable waters over
the weekend increase to 2 inches and this will bring the best
coverage for diurnal thunderstorms with slightly less coverage
early next week.

Aviation 18z Wednesday through Monday
As of 18z...VFR conditions are expected through this forecast
period as high pressure and drier air will remain. At the end of
the period few to sct clouds below 4000 ft are possible as
onshore flow begins. Northeast winds are expected to veer to the
east this afternoon with speeds reaching 8 to 10 knots in the
afternoons. Overnight winds will be less than 4 knots except
along the southeast coastal tafs which see winds of 5 to 8
knots.

Extended outlook... MVFR and ifr conditions are possible in and
near diurnal convection each day from Friday through Monday.

Marine
Near term through tonight ...

as of 1230 pm Wednesday... Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots this
morning over the coastal waters will shift to the east by
afternoon and will slowly fall to around 10 knots later this
afternoon and overnight. Seas are ranging between 2 and 3 feet
and this is expected through the overnight period.

Short term Thursday through Friday night ...

as of 3 am Wednesday... Broad high pressure offshore whose axis
will remain mostly north of the region will prompt an e-se flow
of 12 kt or less much of this period. A few showers and tstms
will be possible late Thursday night through Friday. Sea heights
2 feet Thursday and 2-3 feet Friday mainly from the SE every 6-8
seconds can be expected. No caution headlines or advisories. A
weak pressure pattern Friday night as the high retreats farther
offshore will result in S winds 10 kt or less.

Long term Saturday through Sunday ...

as of 3 pm Tuesday... Bermuda high pressure will be established
over the waters with winds shift from the south at 10 knots and
shifting to the southwest at 10 to 15 knots. Seas will range
between 2 to 3 feet Saturday and 3 to 4 feet on Sunday,

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Drh
short term... Mjc
long term... Drh
aviation... Drh


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 12 mi38 min E 9.9 G 11 78°F 80°F1021.7 hPa
WLON7 16 mi38 min 87°F 81°F1022.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 16 mi57 min 79°F2 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 16 mi78 min NE 9.7 G 14 77°F 79°F1022 hPa
NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC 17 mi101 min E 7 80°F 1023 hPa60°F
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 32 mi138 min ENE 12 G 16 78°F 80°F1021.3 hPa
41064 42 mi138 min NE 9.7 G 14 77°F 80°F1021.6 hPa
41159 42 mi43 min 81°F2 ft

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wilmington International Airport, NC13 mi33 minVar 310.00 miFair83°F52°F34%1022.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New Topsail Inlet, North Carolina
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New Topsail Inlet
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Wed -- 06:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:39 AM EDT     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:57 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:04 PM EDT     2.95 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:42 PM EDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.73.42.71.80.90.2-0.2-0.20.2122.72.92.82.41.710.40-00.41.22.13

Tide / Current Tables for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Wrightsville Beach
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Wed -- 05:34 AM EDT     -0.62 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:53 AM EDT     3.80 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:46 PM EDT     -0.42 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:27 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.43.72.61.30.2-0.5-0.6-00.922.93.63.83.52.61.50.5-0.2-0.4-00.81.92.93.8

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wilmington, NC (13,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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