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Holly Ridge, NC

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Sunrise 7:25AMSunset 6:21PM Thursday October 28, 2021 4:27 PM EDT (20:27 UTC) Moonrise 11:30PMMoonset 1:24PM Illumination 46% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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- 309 Pm Edt Thu Oct 28 2021
.small craft advisory in effect through late Friday night...
Through 7 pm..SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Tonight..SE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt late in the evening, then becoming S 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft after midnight. Showers with isolated tstms.
Fri..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.
Fri night..SW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 309 Pm Edt Thu Oct 28 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A dangerous storm system will rapidly build se waves tonight, accompanied by occasionally strong tstms. The main threat will be tonight, but small craft advisory conditions will linger through Friday night, with elevated seas and gusty winds. Marine conditions will improve through the weekend gradually, moreso Sunday and Monday as high pressure moves closer to the area.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Holly Ridge, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 281929 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 329 PM EDT Thu Oct 28 2021

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure will bring a soaking rain tonight and perhaps a few strong storms near the immediate coast. Saturday will be a bit breezy behind this system. Sunday begins a long stretch of sunny and seasonable Fall weather.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/. Surface warm front was located across southern GA early this afternoon, with widespread stratiform precip spreading north across SC and into southern NC. Widespread light to moderate rainfall will continue across the area through late afternoon, picking up in intensity as the frontal boundary makes it way across the forecast area between roughly 8 pm and 2 am. Expecting generally 0.5-1.0" of QPF, and considering relatively dry conditions and progressive nature of the system, flooding/ponding issues are not anticipated.

SPC has trimmed back the slight risk area to include only the coastal counties and Columbus, as it appears that the warm sector air will be confined within a narrow corridor along the coast, at most, as the triple point tracks northeast along the coast or just offshore. Shear and helicity will be in abundance, so any strong cells that develop in the warm sector may become supercellular and wrap onshore. The occluded front will lift north of Cape Fear by 2 am bringing an end to any severe threat, although widely scattered showers may linger the remainder of the night.

The occluded low will pivot across TN Friday, then lift northeast up the Appalachians Friday night. Dry air wrapping around the low will result in considerable drying above 700 mb, which will get underway late tonight. As a result, PoPs will taper off to isolated by early Friday, and remain low through Friday night.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. A bit of clouds linger on Saturday for a partly sunny sky. Cool temperatures aloft should allow for flat cumulus clouds to readily develop. We clear out Saturday night as the trough axis swings through. Temperatures will be within a few degrees of climatology.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Little day-to-day variations in temperatures as the mid level pattern stays pretty flat for quite some time locally with WSW H5 flow around large Great Lakes upper low. Very limited moisture through much of the troposphere will mean ample sunshine for nearly the entire period. Changes finally come Thursday when energy digs down on the western side of the upper low. Locally this will bring some isentropic upglide. The antecedent conditions so dry that this will lead to increasing clouds but meaningful rain chances will hold off until later in the week.

AVIATION /18Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/.

VFR currently across all terminals, but that trend will be deteriorating within the next couple of hours. Warm front lifts north tonight, bringing MVFR ceilings, as showers continue to push through the Carolinas. Line of showers and a couple thunderstorms move across the area late this afternoon through tonight, generally affecting KFLO and KLBT from 00-03Z, and KILM, KCRE, and KMYR from 02-05Z. Wind shear is likely to affect KFLO and KLBT specifically, as the low-level jet stream digs in, along with moderate turbulence area-wide in vicinity of showers and storms. Ceilings lift back into VFR before sunrise Friday morning. Winds become southwesterly towards the end of the TAF period.

Extended Outlook . Expecting VFR through at least the middle of next week.

MARINE. Through Friday night . Onshore flow will strengthen late this afternoon and evening as a warm front makes its way up the coast. Sustained SE winds of 25 kt with potential for gusts to 35 kt will push 6-8 ft seas across the nearshore waters during the evening hours. The front is expected to be near the South Santee around 8 pm, and lift north to Cape Fear by around midnight. A shift to SW winds will occur behind the front, with gusts to 25 kt continuing overnight. SW winds will remain elevated through Friday and into Friday night in a strong gradient around broad surface low pressure moving across the OH River valley. A Small Craft Advisory is already in place beginning at 5 pm this afternoon, and it will remain up through 6 am Saturday.

Saturday through Wednesday . Still a bit on the breezy side on Saturday as large low pressure spins in the Northeast. The offshore wind component appears to keep advisory-worthy seas just offshore. Wind stays out of the west on Sunday but less on account of low pressure and more because of high pressure building in from the west. As this high builds closer, very slowly, winds will turn to the north and drop off to under 10kts.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT Saturday for AMZ250-252- 254-256.

SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . CRM SHORT TERM . mbB LONG TERM . mbB AVIATION . IGB 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 21 mi58 min E 13G15 71°F 72°F1009.2 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 25 mi80 min ESE 14G14 71°F 73°F1009.8 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 25 mi62 min 73°F3 ft
MBNN7 25 mi58 min ESE 8.9G13 71°F 1008.9 hPa
WLON7 26 mi58 min 70°F 71°F1008.4 hPa
MBIN7 31 mi58 min SE 13G16 71°F 1008.6 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 37 mi80 min E 12G18 73°F 79°F1009.3 hPa
41064 40 mi80 min NE 12G18 71°F 80°F1009.8 hPa
41159 40 mi62 min 80°F3 ft

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC17 mi32 minSE 810.00 miA Few Clouds68°F57°F68%1010.4 hPa
Wilmington International Airport, NC22 mi35 minE 710.00 miLight Rain70°F61°F73%1009 hPa
Jacksonville, Albert J Ellis Airport, NC23 mi32 minSE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy69°F57°F66%1010.5 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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Thu -- 01:20 AM EDT     2.65 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:27 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:51 AM EDT     0.84 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:42 PM EDT     3.19 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:23 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:06 PM EDT     Last Quarter
Thu -- 06:20 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:03 PM EDT     0.82 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Bannermans Branch, Northeast River, North Carolina
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Bannermans Branch
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Thu -- 04:18 AM EDT     0.28 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:28 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:30 AM EDT     1.15 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:24 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:02 PM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:06 PM EDT     Last Quarter
Thu -- 06:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:25 PM EDT     1.36 feet High Tide
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