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Bucksport, SC

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Sunrise 6:35AMSunset 7:53PM Thursday April 22, 2021 9:25 AM EDT (13:25 UTC) Moonrise 2:00PMMoonset 3:05AM Illumination 80% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 915 Am Edt Thu Apr 22 2021
Rest of today..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt early this afternoon, then becoming sw late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Fri..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely in the morning, then showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Sat night..S winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming sw 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Showers.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft.
Mon..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 915 Am Edt Thu Apr 22 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Strong offshore winds will diminish later this morning as canadian high pressure builds in from the west. The high will move offshore Friday. Approaching low pressure will bring showers and more wind this weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bucksport, SC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 221317 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 915 AM EDT Thu Apr 22 2021

SYNOPSIS. Canadian high pressure will bring unseasonably cool and dry weather Thursday and Friday. A storm system will move across from the Gulf Coast states Saturday bringing moderate rain to the region. High pressure builds in for early next week across the region.

UPDATE/. Dropped the Small Craft Advisory as wind fields will now begin to collapse precipitously. No changes to the public forecast.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY/. An unseasonably cold airmass is advecting across the Carolinas and should remain for the next 24 hours. High pressure currently centered across north Georgia should shift eastward and across the area this afternoon. 850 mb temps expected to bottom out at -2C to -4C this morning are among the coldest values seen this late in the spring according to the SPC sounding climatology webpage. Sunny skies and strong April sunshine should push highs into the lower to mid 60s this afternoon, still 10-12 degrees below normal.

Winds should go calm around sunset. Excellent radiational cooling will allow temps to fall quickly through the 40s. High pressure is expected to redevelop across the interior Carolinas overnight, perhaps causing light northerly winds redevelop late. Will this be enough to disturb the boundary layer and prevent frost from developing across colder portions of Pender and Bladen counties? Probably not, and odds favor the need for a Frost Advisory for at least these two locations. Lows are expected to range from the upper 30s to lower 40s, except mid 30s across the typical cold spots.

Friday morning record lows: Wilmington NC 37 degrees in 1986 Lumberton NC 30 degrees in 1986 Florence SC 35 degrees in 1986 N Myrtle Beach SC 40 degrees in 1940

Subtropical jetstream cirrus will begin to increase from the west during the day Friday as an upper trough moving out of the Desert Southwest induces low pressure to develop across Texas. Dry weather should continue along with moderating temperatures expected to reach 70 inland and mid to upper 60s along the coast.

And a note for any fellow space geeks: A crewed mission to the International Space Station is currently scheduled to launch at 5:49 am Friday morning. This is about 40 minutes before our local sunrise. If cirrus cloud cover remains inland the launch has a good potential of being visible along the entire Southeast coast. Similar launches in the past have featured a brightly lit exhaust trail low in the southeast to eastern sky 3 to 8 minutes after liftoff. The first stage's entry burn could also be visible southeast of Cape Fear approximately 7 minutes after launch. These events are only visible for us when the rocket's trajectory is near the East Coast and sun angles are between -6 and -10 degrees, illuminating the rocket and its exhaust trail but not the lower atmosphere.

SHORT TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. Unsettled weather in store for start of the weekend as a low pressure system moves across the lower Mississippi Valley Saturday. Will see an increase in clouds ahead of the system Friday night, with rain moving in from the southwest around daybreak Saturday. Warm front lifts north early Saturday, accompanied by widespread rain with deep moisture and isentropic lift. Bulk of the moisture, and chance for moderate rainfall, will arrive Saturday afternoon into evening hours. Currently forecasting around 0.75-1.25" of rain for the area, with higher amounts to the southwest.

Instability will be pretty limited in our area, though as mid level lapse rates steepen into the evening a slight chance of thunderstorms is forecasted mainly for elevated convection. That said, given time of year and very strong winds in the 0-6 km layer it is worth keeping an eye on in case any surface based convection develops. As the parent low moves across to the north Saturday night, a cold front is pushed across the area by Sunday morning bringing an end to the rain.

Lows around 50 degrees Saturday morning will warm to around 70 during the day, though this could increase if see any April sunshine through breaks in the clouds. Well above normal lows Saturday night in the upper 50s due to departing clouds and rain.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Quiet long term expected Sunday through middle of next week, with mostly clear skies and warming temps. Breezy conditions Sunday as pressure gradient remains tight between low pressure offshore to the northeast and high pressure to the west. A secondary front forecasted to move through Sunday afternoon, accompanied by wind shift and lowering dewpoints. High pressure builds in Sunday night through Wednesday, with center of high moving offshore late Tuesday. Strong ridging aloft persists Monday through Wednesday. Near normal temps Sunday will warm to well above normal for Tuesday and Wednesday under strong warm advection.

AVIATION /12Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. VFR conditions will continue over the next 24 hours. Breezy winds from the overnight have calmed at this point to generally less than 10kts. NW winds will back to more WSW throughout the afternoon, calming to light and variable by sunset.

Extended Outlook . MVFR ceilings and visibilities are possible Saturday and Saturday night as low pressure spreads clouds and showers in from the southwest. VFR otherwise.

MARINE. Through Friday . Strong offshore winds continue behind yesterday evening's cold front, but a rapid decrease in wind speed is expected to occur between 9 am and noon as eastward- moving high pressure builds across the Carolinas. No changes are planned to the Small Craft Advisory will still end at 9 am. Light southwest winds should develop this afternoon as the high shifts offshore and a weak seabreeze develops. High pressure redeveloping inland tonight will push a weak surge across the area late tonight, turning winds northerly but with no appreciable increase in wind speed. High pressure will strengthen offshore Friday with southwest winds redeveloping during the day.

Friday Night through Monday . Small Craft Advisory conditions expected Saturday afternoon through early Sunday, with gale force gusts possible late Saturday. South winds around 10 kts and seas 2 ft Friday night will make way for worsening conditions Saturday as a low pressure system approaches from the Gulf States and southerly winds increase across the east coast. South winds 15-20 kts early Saturday afternoon increase to 20-25 kts by evening hours, with gusts over 30 kts possible. Winds veer to westerly by Sunday morning, remaining elevated around 20 kts with gusts around 25 kts. Building seas during the day Saturday will peak around 6-7 ft late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. West to northwest winds will slowly weaken during the day Sunday, with 15-20 kts early lowering to 10-15 kts late Sunday. Seas forecasted to lower below 6 feet early Sunday, weakening to 3-4 ft by Sunday evening. North winds 10-15 kts and seas 3 to 4 feet Sunday night will lower to easterlies around 10 kts and seas 3 feet Monday afternoon. Increased rain chances after daybreak Saturday through daybreak Sunday as a warm front lifts north followed by a cold front early Sunday, with best chance of thunder late Saturday afternoon and evening.

FIRE WEATHER. High pressure will build across the area today leading to much lighter wind speeds than we experienced yesterday. However the airmass will become much drier and minimum relative humidity is expected to reach 19 to 22 percent this afternoon. Given wildfire activity observed in South Carolina yesterday, we'll continue to heighten awareness of the dry and potentially hazardous conditions with a Fire Danger Statement for all of our SC and NC counties for today. Humidity should increase by 6-10 percent Friday.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 9 AM EDT this morning for AMZ250- 252-254-256.

SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . TRA SHORT TERM . VAO LONG TERM . VAO AVIATION . IGB MARINE . TRA/VAO FIRE WEATHER . TRA


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 10 mi55 min 45°F
NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC 21 mi100 min N 5.1 43°F 1022 hPa26°F
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 35 mi77 min N 16 G 19 44°F 65°F1023.2 hPa
SSBN7 35 mi68 min 64°F1 ft

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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Myrtle Beach International Airport, SC9 mi29 minN 1410.00 miFair47°F22°F37%1022.6 hPa
Conway Horry County Airport, SC12 mi30 minN 9 G 1510.00 miFair45°F25°F46%1023 hPa
North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC23 mi32 minN 11 G 1710.00 miFair46°F24°F42%1022.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bucksport, Waccamaw River, South Carolina
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Bucksport
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Thu -- 03:06 AM EDT     0.61 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:05 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:37 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:41 AM EDT     2.34 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:00 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:46 PM EDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 09:20 PM EDT     2.18 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Socastee Bridge, ICWW, South Carolina
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Socastee Bridge
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Thu -- 02:59 AM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:05 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:44 AM EDT     2.02 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:59 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:39 PM EDT     0.36 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:52 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:23 PM EDT     1.88 feet High Tide
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