Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:19AM||Sunset 6:42PM||Wednesday October 16, 2019 8:49 AM EDT (12:49 UTC)||Moonrise 7:39PM||Moonset 8:44AM||Illumination 92%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Little River, SCHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
740 am edt Wed oct 16 2019
A rising warm front will lead to rain this morning. Unseasonably
cool weather will arrive Thursday as high pressure builds in
through Friday. Temperatures will warm through the weekend as
the high shifts offshore. Rainfall chances will increase early
next week as a warm front lifts north across the area.
Near term through Thursday
Wet morning shaping up as warm front loaded with precipitable water
content lifts north and east across the area ahead of a progressive,
and approaching cold front. The upper trough progression will force
a large pool of high pwat content offshore, limiting local qpf. High
rainfall variability is expected due to the disorganized form of
precipitation expected about the region, with convective processes
in the mix, but generally 1 3-1.0 inch, coast favored for higher
totals. The progression brings swift mid-level drying in afternoon,
complicating maximum-t forecasts, as downslope flow and partial sun
before lagging cold air advection potentially warms for several
hours, middle and upper 70s is currently the expected range.
Absolute humidity takes a nose-dive tonight. Sunshine and breezy,
upper 60s to 70 for highs Thursday as the air mass change has
transpired, leading to the coolest air of fall heading into Thursday
night. The mixing profile Thursday will promote afternoon NW wind
gusts of 20-25 mph on occasion.
Short term Thursday night through Friday night
Very quiet conditions through the short term period as surface
high pressure settles in from the northwest. Expect the coolest
readings of the early fall season with widespread lows in the
40s. Better radiational conditions will develop Saturday morning
which could be the cooler of the periods. Highs Friday will be
in the middle to upper 60s.
Long term Saturday through Tuesday
Shaping up to be an unsettled extended forecast although
confidence is a little lower than usual. It appears two systems
will affect the area. First an area of low pressure moving up
from the gulf of mexico Sunday and a more dynamic system early
next week. Details are scant this far out but we are maintaining
pops from about Sunday onward. Temperatures will see a
consistent warming trend.
Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Dreary conditions this morning as a warm front makes it way
northward through our area, followed by a cold front passage
this afternoon. Mainly ifr lifr ceilings in NE sc, with MVFR at
myr cre along the coast, with cloudyVFR in SE nc. MVFR coastal
and ifr inland ceilings to make their way across nc over the|
next hour or so. Expect sub-vfr conditions and light rain to
continue across the area into early afternoon hours, before
conditions begin to improve ahead of cold front. Southerly winds
this morning will quickly veer to westerlies by around 20z,
with sustained winds of 10-15 kts and gusts around 20 kts this
afternoon. NW winds between 5-10 kts overnight.
Extended outlook... PredominatelyVFR through extended. Sub-vfr
conditions possible Sunday with return of unsettled weather.
Marine visibility may become problematic this morning in rain, and
hazardous seas offshore can be expected in advance of a warm front,
and strong, approaching cold front. As a result, advisory flags are
raised this period. Steep S waves 3 to 6 feet every 6 to 7 seconds
will develop in afternoon. Isolated tstms and showers may produce
gusts in excess of 30 knots during afternoon to early evening.
Thursday will remain difficult, as NW wind-waves interact with
residual s-ssw waves much of the morning. This will be most
contentious offshore, where higher wind-seas will reside. The
advisory could be extended into Thursday afternoon because of nw
wind gusts offshore near or greater than 20 kt.
There will be another day or so of offshore winds although the
speeds will be settling down and with speeds dropping down to
10-15 knots or less. For the weekend into next week an onshore
flow develops with similar wind speeds. Overall with the chance
in fetch and lower wind speeds, significant seas are 2-4 feet
with the higher values developing late in the period.
Tides coastal flooding
Minor tidal flooding requires an advisory for the lower CAPE fear
river with this late morning's high tide. This to include downtown
wilmington, and the battleship park grounds across the way.
Ilm watches warnings advisories
Nc... Coastal flood advisory until noon edt today for ncz107.
Marine... Small craft advisory until noon edt Thursday for amz250-252-
near term... Mjc
short term... Shk
long term... Shk
marine... Mjc shk
tides coastal flooding...
Weather Reporting StationsEDIT (on/off)  Help NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|41119||8 mi||120 min||75°F||2 ft|
|41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2)||9 mi||42 min||SSE 19 G 29||72°F||75°F||1009.1 hPa|
|MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC||20 mi||56 min||73°F|
|41108||34 mi||50 min||76°F||2 ft|
|WLON7||44 mi||56 min||67°F||74°F||1009.7 hPa|
|NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC||46 mi||65 min||S 7||71°F||1008 hPa||71°F|
Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC||5 mi||57 min||S 14 G 20||10.00 mi||Light Rain||0°F||0°F||%||1009 hPa|
|Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC||19 mi||54 min||S 19||10.00 mi||Light Rain and Breezy||72°F||69°F||91%||1008.5 hPa|
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