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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Bald Head Island, NC

June 18, 2024 2:55 AM EDT (06:55 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:58 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
Moonrise 4:27 PM   Moonset 2:10 AM 
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AMZ252 Coastal Waters From Cape Fear Nc To Little River Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 1008 Pm Edt Mon Jun 17 2024

Overnight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 3 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds.

Tue - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds.

Tue night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 6 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds. A slight chance of showers after midnight.

Wed - E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the morning.

Wed night - E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.

Fri - NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms in the afternoon.

Fri night - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.

Sat - NE winds 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Sat night - SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ200 1008 Pm Edt Mon Jun 17 2024

Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles - High pressure centered across coastal new england will expand southward to the carolinas thruout the work-week. A tropical wave/disturbance in the neigborhood toward the end of the work- week may lead to enhanced winds and seas.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 180527 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 127 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

SYNOPSIS
Rain-free and seasonably warm conditions for much of this week as high pressure sits well offshore. A system moving out of the Bahamas could bring rain chances Friday before heat builds over the weekend.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/
The center of a mid/upper ridge over NC this afternoon will transition northward to the Mid-Atlantic region through Tuesday.
At the surface, flow will remain generally onshore as a result of high pressure off the NE CONUS. This will keep temps pretty close to climatology for mid-June.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/
Pretty quiet and seasonable through the period. The large mid level ridge will be located to our north while its surface reflection will be further east. This leads to deep layer onshore flow and a deep blue sky as none of the inland particulates present in mid level westerly flow will be a factor. At the base of the subsidence inversion there may be a stray, flat diurnal altocu at about 7kft.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
Mid level ridge to our N during the short term splits, the main center backing to the west. This leaves a weakness in our H5 height field that according to guidance still won't lead to rain chances while temperatures remain seasonably warm. Friday offers up some uncertain rain chances, hinging almost exclusively on the system that moves out of the Bahamas that could have tropical characteristics even as it remains very weak. The latter part of the period will see a weak congealing of the H5 ridge while surface flow stays weak. Inland locations should warm into the mid/upper 90s while the marine layer tempers the coast.

AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
VFR continues. Patchy FEW/SCT stratus right around 3k ft moving onshore in a few areas, but any potential MVFR would be very isolated and of short duration. Easterly winds continue today and tonight with gusts around 20 kt mid-morning through later afternoon.

Extended Outlook...VFR.

MARINE
Through Tuesday...Surface high pressure off the NE CONUS will maintain onshore flow through the period. A 1 ft SE swell every 12 seconds will persist, and a 2-3 ft easterly wind wave will build to 3-4 ft through the day Tuesday.

Wednesday night through Sunday... A very long fetch of easterly flow will be present for most of the period around the south side of an east-west oriented high offshore. Guidance has backed off just shy of saying that this swell/wind wave combo yields advisory-worth 6 ft seas Wednesday or even Thursday but flags could be needed as the Bahama system approaches and its track is highly uncertain. Hopefully details become clearer in future model runs. A little bit of variability creeps into the winds Saturday behind the system, likely disrupting the swell energy as well.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
Other - Rip Currents: A building easterly swell will maintain an elevated rip current risk for east and southeast facing beaches in our area through (at least) the end of the week. A high risk of rip currents is forecasted for Pender, New Hanover and Georgetown county beaches, along with Myrtle Beach southward in Horry, Wednesday through Friday. The south facing beaches of Brunswick county (east of Ocean Isle) will likely have strong east to west longshore currents these days due to easterly swell and winds versus strong rip currents. Breaking wave heights approach 6 feet at east-facing beaches late Thursday through early Friday.

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




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
41108 9 mi55 min 78°F 79°F3 ft
MBIN7 18 mi55 minSE 12G15 78°F 30.1769°F
MBNN7 24 mi55 minSE 5.1G9.9 78°F 30.1669°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 25 mi47 minSE 12G18 78°F 79°F30.1865°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 25 mi29 min 79°F3 ft
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 28 mi35 minE 7.8G12 78°F 80°F4 ft30.1767°F
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 28 mi47 minESE 12G16 78°F 81°F30.1570°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi55 minESE 12G14 78°F 81°F30.18
WLON7 28 mi55 min 75°F 82°F30.16
SSBN7 29 mi70 min 80°F3 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 33 mi47 minSE 7.8G12 78°F 79°F30.1967°F


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 10 sm25 minE 0310 smClear75°F64°F69%30.18
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Tide / Current for Cape Fear, North Carolina
   
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Cape Fear
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Mon -- 02:41 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:23 AM EDT     3.73 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:43 AM EDT     0.49 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:25 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:11 PM EDT     4.49 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:32 PM EDT     0.75 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cape Fear, North Carolina, Tide feet
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1.4
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2.1
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2.8
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3.4
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3.7
5
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3.7
6
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3.2
7
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2.6
8
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1.8
9
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1.1
10
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0.6
11
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0.5
12
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0.9
1
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1.8
2
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2.7
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3.6
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4.2
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4.5
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4.3
7
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3.8
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3
9
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2.1
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1.3
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0.8


Tide / Current for Fort Caswell, Cape Fear River, North Carolina
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Fort Caswell
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Mon -- 02:41 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:44 AM EDT     3.56 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:00 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:06 AM EDT     0.46 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:25 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:32 PM EDT     4.28 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:55 PM EDT     0.69 feet Low Tide
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Fort Caswell, Cape Fear River, North Carolina, Tide feet
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1.1
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1.7
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2.4
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3.1
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3.5
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3.5
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3.3
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2.7
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2
9
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1.3
10
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0.7
11
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0.5
12
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0.7
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1.3
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2.2
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3.1
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3.8
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4.2
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4.2
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3.8
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3.2
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2.3
10
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1.5
11
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0.9


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