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Calabash, NC

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 5:08PM Sunday December 8, 2019 12:53 PM EST (17:53 UTC) Moonrise 3:03PMMoonset 3:26AM Illumination 89% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 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- 1200 Pm Est Sun Dec 8 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Monday afternoon...
This afternoon..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, gusts to 25 kt offshore. Seas 3 to 5 ft, highest outer waters. A chance of showers early. A chance of showers with isolated tstms late.
Tonight..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers likely with isolated tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Mon..S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
Wed..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming ne 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers through the day.
Thu..NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of showers through the night. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 1200 Pm Est Sun Dec 8 2019
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A coastal warm front will bring marine showers and isolated tstms today into this evening. This front will pull away to the north Monday. A cold front will approach the coast Tuesday afternoon, crossing the waters late Tuesday night and early in the morning Wednesday. This will be followed by strong high pressure, gusty ne winds, and large seas tursday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Calabash, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 081722 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 1222 PM EST Sun Dec 8 2019

SYNOPSIS. A coastal warm front will move onshore late today and tonight, bringing numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms, followed by a significant warm-up well above normal Monday and Tuesday. A cold front will cross the coast late Tuesday and early on Wednesday, bringing additional rain. Brief clearing and drying Thursday, before a wet Gulf system dumps rain on the area Friday through Saturday morning.

UPDATE. Minor adjustments were constructed on the pop/wx grids, slight changes to timing and placement, but the theme unchanged, rain and isolated TSTMs late today and tonight, moving out Monday. Radar receiving echo returns from the east, as a coastal warm front can be seen making landward progress. Light stratiform rain to spread along the coast, transitioning to convective type pcpn later this afternoon and tonight.

Sharply tapered QPF E to W brings system rain totals of a few hundredths of rain to the I-95 corridor, to 3/4 inch from SUT to ILM to Surf City, 1/4 to 1/3 from Murrells Inlet to Myrtle Beach.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/. Benign wx this morning will be short-lived. The center of sfc high pressure will move off the Mid-Atlantic coast and offshore during today. The ridging from the high will extend/nose across the Carolinas from the high but weaken considerably once the high's center moves off the Coast. This will allow a developing coastal front/trof just offshore and nearly parallel to the Carolina Coastline from Cape Hatteras to Cape Romain, to move northwest and onshore this evening. The front/trof will further move inland overnight before finally lifting entirely northwest thru north of the FA by or during early Monday Morning. Pcpn and low chance POPs ahead of the coastal trof/front this aftn will be from stratiform light rain or drizzle. As the front/trof moves closer and onshore, pcpn will become more showery with isolated tstorms even a possibility. Decent forcing along this boundary and just enough instability from mild/moist air having been over the Gulf Stream water advects toward the coast. The cooler nearshore waters have not quite reached levels or covered more acreage that would prevent convection from occurring other than possibly elevated. For Mon, models keep plenty of clouds with low chance POPs in the AM, and along with breaks of clouds and sun possible. By aftn, pcpn chances will remain well outside the ILM CWA, west thru north thru northeast of the FA. QPF from this morning thru 6 PM Mon will run 0.10 to 0 25 inches along and west of the I-95 corridor. and east to the coast, looking at 0.5 to 0.75 inches.

Temps actually near normal today will drop slightly after sunset as clouds and pcpn overtake the FA. Lows tonight will actually occur during this evening. As the coastal front/trof pushes onshore and across the FA, temps after it's passage will actually rise slowly thru the night, more-so closer to the coast.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/. Deep warm and moist southwest flow will keep as fair amount of clouds around and temps well above normal. Pcp water values reach up near 1.5 inches with soundings and moisture profiles showing more in the way of high clouds, but expect some good breaks in the clouds pushing temps well into the 70s Tues, except along the beaches where it will be a bit cooler. Overall, expect warmer and more humid weather Mon night through Tues night. Aside from a stray shwr, pcp should remain at bay for the most part until cold front approaches Tues night into early Wed. Looks like most of the shwrs will fade as front approaches coast very early Wed but clouds and pcp may linger on the back end as SW flow aloft remains.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Much uncertainty exists through mid to late week period. High pressure builds down behind cold front on Wed, but looks like a wedge develops with increasing isentropic lift through the mid week period. This may keep clouds in the forecast with increasing chc of rain Thurs into Fri. Coastal trough will deepen and eventually move north as a Gulf system moves up from the south. With shallow cold air locked in place, expect increasing isentropic lift. Overall, expect unsettled weather with plenty of clouds and intermittent possibly heavier rain at times spreading north across the region into next weekend. Temps will run near or below normal during the day and above overnight due to clouds and moisture.

AVIATION /18Z SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Coastal trough developed just off of the coast and isentropic lift is producing focused -RA at the coastal terminals. MVFR ceilings are affecting MYR and expect ILM and CRE to follow suit within the next 2 hours. As the warm front approaches the coast, shower chances will increase, mainly in coastal NC with increasing intensities. After 00Z, expect a general trend toward worsening IFR conditions with a quick transition to stratus at the coast and slower transition inland. Fog will also be an issue at our inland terminals tomorrow morning.

Extended Outlook . IFR/LIFR conditions expected at times Sun night into Mon as a coastal disturbance passes. MVFR conditions also possible again Tuesday as the next cold front approaches.

MARINE. Today thru Sun: The development of the coastal front/trof just offshore and parallel to the Carolina Coastline from Cape Hatteras to Cape Romain is in the making this morning as the. The ridge of high pressure nosing across the Carolina will lose it's sustainability as the center of the high moves off the Mid- Atlantic Coast today. This will allow the coastal front/trof just offshore to push northwest and across the local waters and onshore this afternoon and fully onshore and inland tonight. The SCA conditions from NE winds and resulting seas may diminish/subside slightly to briefly below SCA levels. However, should see both winds and especially seas climb back tonight thru Mon as SE-S winds ramp up after the inland progression of the coastal front. Have kept 3 of the 4 coastal waters zones in the SCA thru late Mon aftn due to the hiest seas and winds basically occurring north of the Murrells Inlet. As for pcpn, the best threat for convection will occur late this aftn thru much of tonight, and is associated with the coastal front/trof pushing northwestward and finally onshore this evening and tonight. Wind gusts 30 to 35 kt from tstorms is not out of the question given low level winds 30 kt or higher. The colder SSTS may help prevent those winds from reaching the ocean sfc.

Mon Night thru Thu: Continued S-SW flow will keep seas in the 3 to 5 ft range most waters with some lingering 6 fters possible in the outer waters Mon night. Tuesday night's cold frontal passage will bring a sharp wind shift to the north steepening wave wave faces. A cool air wedge of high pressure over land Wednesday and Thursday will keep N to NE gradient winds strong enough to warrant an advisory on their own, pushing seas more solidly into advisory criteria. WNA shows seas possibly reaching higher than 10 ft in outer waters Wed night into Thurs with northerly winds 15 to 25 kts or possibly higher.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EST this evening for AMZ256. Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EST Monday for AMZ250-252-254.



SYNOPSIS . RGZ UPDATE . 8 NEAR TERM . DCH SHORT TERM . RGZ LONG TERM . RGZ AVIATION . 21 MARINE . DCH/RGZ


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 5 mi45 min N 14 G 19 46°F 56°F1028.5 hPa
41119 5 mi63 min 56°F2 ft
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 23 mi53 min 49°F
41108 31 mi53 min 56°F4 ft
WLON7 41 mi53 min 48°F 52°F1027.5 hPa (-1.8)
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 48 mi53 min N 8.9 G 13 49°F 55°F1026.6 hPa (-2.0)
NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC 48 mi68 min N 5.1 51°F 1027 hPa39°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 49 mi45 min NNE 16 G 19 50°F 57°F1026.8 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 49 mi43 min 58°F4 ft

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC9 mi60 minN 810.00 miOvercast49°F39°F69%1027.8 hPa
Myrtle Beach International Airport, SC22 mi57 minN 910.00 miOvercast50°F37°F63%1027.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Dunn Sound, Little River Inlet, South Carolina
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Sun -- 03:26 AM EST     Moonset
Sun -- 04:38 AM EST     4.66 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:06 AM EST     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:25 AM EST     0.67 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 03:02 PM EST     Moonrise
Sun -- 04:58 PM EST     4.29 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:05 PM EST     Sunset
Sun -- 11:38 PM EST     0.25 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Myrtle Beach Airport, South Carolina
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