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Surf City, NC

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Sunrise 7:01AMSunset 6:59PM Tuesday September 28, 2021 1:07 AM EDT (05:07 UTC) Moonrise 10:51PMMoonset 1:06PM Illumination 57% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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- 1009 Pm Edt Mon Sep 27 2021
Overnight..SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming sw 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..NE winds 10 kt, becoming se. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
AMZ200 1009 Pm Edt Mon Sep 27 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure will shift offshore tonight. A dry cold front will move in from the north Wednesday night. SWells from distant hurricane sam will reach the area beginning Wednesday and will slowly grow in size through the end of the week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Surf City, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 272313 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 713 PM EDT Mon Sep 27 2021

SYNOPSIS. A warmup is expected as high pressure shifts off the coast. A cold front on Thursday will bring a return of more seasonable weather late in the week. Rain chances are minimal following the passage of the front.

UPDATE. No significant changes were needed with this evening's forecast update. Unlike the last few nights there will be a little wind, 15-20 knots, about 1000 feet above the surface. This should help keep the boundary layer a little better mixed than last night. Lows 60-65 still look reasonable under clear skies.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/. Nice and quiet weather continues for our area as high pressure overhead shifts offshore tonight and dry air column persists. Lows tonight near 60 away from the coast. With high pressure offshore and mostly clear skies, temps Tuesday will increase to mid to upper 80s. A prefrontal trough moves across the area Tuesday night, but with moisture well to the northeast and low PWATs locally the most we'll see is a wind shift and a few clouds overhead. Lows Tuesday night in the low 60s.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/. Impressive upper low over New England States drives a cold front through the area on Wednesday. And though the windshift will be quite well-defined the cold advection appears to lag, bringing another afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. Similarly the CAA appears held up Wednesday night in part by a weak low forming on the boundary just to our south. Lows expected to remain in the mid/upper 60s.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. High pressure builds in from the north on Thursday especially late, possibly enough so for a slight diurnal aberration from normal temperature curve. Upper trough axis swings through on Friday. This should allow the large high to build in more aggressively and thus the cooler temperature guidance looks more reasonable. No big cooldown though-just getting back to near climatology. Towards the weekend there may be a radiational cooling night or two.

AVIATION /00Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. VFR should prevail over the next 24 hours. No significant risk exists for fog overnight and any convective clouds Tuesday should have bases near 5000 feet AGL.

Extended Outlook . VFR. A low potential exists Thursday and Thursday night for MVFR cloud ceilings along the coast.

MARINE. Through Tuesday Night . Benign marine conditions through Tuesday night, with high pressure offshore tonight and Tuesday and a trough moving across Tuesday night. West-southwest winds around 10kts through Tuesday will increase late Tuesday afternoon and evening to around 15 kts. Seas around 2 ft Tuesday will increase briefly to 2-3 ft Tuesday night, a mix of 1-2 ft 9 sec E swell and SW wind chop.

Wednesday through Saturday . Cold front pushing through Wednesday but with a weak inland wave of low pressure that will delay the turn to N or NE. Winds instead will become very light and variable. Front- running swells from Sam arriving as well but not with much power or height just yet. Onshore flow sets up on Thursday but with speeds remaining minimal. Upper trough axis swings through on Friday allowing for a few more knots of wind speed as the high to our north builds. NE winds remain on Saturday as Sam swells continue. We do not appear to reach advisory levels from the swell, perhaps due to the diminutive nature of the hurricane.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . None. MARINE . None.



SYNOPSIS . ILM UPDATE . TRA NEAR TERM . VAO SHORT TERM . mbB LONG TERM . mbB AVIATION . TRA MARINE . ILM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 22 mi50 min SW 8.9 G 11 74°F 79°F1017.8 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 24 mi60 min WSW 12 G 18 77°F 78°F1018.3 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 24 mi31 min 78°F2 ft
MBNN7 26 mi38 min WSW 2.9 G 5.1 71°F 1017.7 hPa
WLON7 29 mi50 min 69°F 76°F1018.3 hPa
MBIN7 32 mi38 min WSW 2.9 G 4.1 71°F 1017.3 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 33 mi60 min SW 12 G 18 78°F 80°F1017.8 hPa
41159 33 mi72 min 80°F2 ft
41064 34 mi60 min S 12 G 16 77°F 1018 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 48 mi50 min SW 5.1 G 9.9 75°F 78°F1018.6 hPa

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Airport Reports
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MCAS New River, NC18 mi72 minSSW 410.00 miFair69°F63°F81%1018.2 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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Tue -- 01:00 AM EDT     2.75 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:03 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:33 AM EDT     0.84 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 01:28 PM EDT     3.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:06 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:48 PM EDT     0.98 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:58 PM EDT     Last Quarter
Tue -- 11:51 PM EDT     Moonrise
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Tide / Current Tables for New River Inlet, North Carolina
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New River Inlet
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Tue -- 12:56 AM EDT     2.75 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:50 AM EDT     0.84 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 01:24 PM EDT     3.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:06 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tue -- 08:05 PM EDT     0.98 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 09:58 PM EDT     Last Quarter
Tue -- 11:50 PM EDT     Moonrise
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