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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Sunset Beach, NC

June 21, 2024 1:59 PM EDT (17:59 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:04 AM   Sunset 8:30 PM
Moonrise 7:41 PM   Moonset 4:14 AM 
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AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 108 Pm Edt Fri Jun 21 2024

This afternoon - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 9 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms.

Tonight - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Sat - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 7 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms.

Sat night - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 ft at 5 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

Sun - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: S 3 ft at 5 seconds and se 3 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms.

Sun night - SW winds 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: S 3 ft at 5 seconds and E 2 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of showers and tstms.

Mon - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Mon night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Tue - SW winds 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Tue night - S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ200 108 Pm Edt Fri Jun 21 2024

Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles - Modest onshore winds and seas will continue today as a tropical disturbance passes by well to the south. A more typical summertime pattern will then set up with winds becoming south to southwest starting this weekend and continuing into next week.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 211747 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 147 PM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
A tropical disturbance will track inland around the northern Florida and southern Georgia coasts later today. A warming trend will then begin Saturday with an extended period of heat, humidity, and diurnal convection through the middle of next week.

UPDATE
No major changes with the latest update other than for the 18Z TAFs. Radar indicates scattered showers across central/eastern portions of the forecast area which will continue as tropical moisture spreads inland on the north side of a tropical disturbance off the NE FL/S GA coasts.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
Closed upper high centered over TN today will drop to the Gulf Coast States tonight. This will likely weaken the subsidence inversion across the FA, especially east of the I-95 corridor, later today and tonight. The weak tropical low/wave will move onshore in the vicinity of FL/GA this aftn and weakening after moving ashore. The inverted sfc trof extending from the low northward, will get dragged onshore the Carolinas and inland to roughly near the I-95 corridor by the end of this period. This will be a source of forcing for showers and isolated tstorms to develop from especially as the subsidence aloft weakens. At this point, will only peak POPs in the low chance, roughly between 15 and 35 percent, with the "hier" pops across the coastal counties. After sunset, expect convection to die out except across the adjacent Atl waters where the nocturnal shra engine will rev up, possibly resulting in keeping a low pop along the immediate coast as winds in the lower levels become SE-S. Max temps today mid 80s at the coast to lower 90s across the generally NW-N inland areas of the ILM CWA Tonights lows milder than previous nights, generally in the lower 70s with a few upper 60s away from the coast.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/
Low-mid level ridge overhead early Saturday will be weakening during the day as the weak Atlantic system (AL92) moves across eastern GA and into southern SC. With PWATs on the rise, sea breeze will likely be main focus for afternoon convection Saturday, with inland/far northern chances dependent on strength of subsidence inversion at 700mb. High temps in the low 90s Saturday with low 70s Saturday night. Whatever is left of AL92 system across coastal SC Sunday will be picked up by an incoming trough later in the day. Piedmont trough, daytime heating, and sea breeze should lead to scattered convection Sunday afternoon with highs in the low 90s. An upper trough approaching Sunday night may keep pops around through overnight hours with clouds and mixed boundary layer keeping low temps in the mid 70s.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
Hot and humid conditions are forecasted for Monday through Wednesday, with potential for heat advisory conditions (heat indices >= 105F) each day. Despite increased clouds during the day Monday, forecasting highs in the upper 90s due to a bit of a downslope flow and WAA. Lingering Piedmont trough, sea breeze, and incoming front will likely lead to another day of scattered convection.

Front stalls nearby on Tuesday before dissipating by Wednesday.
Quite a bit of dry air moves in aloft Tuesday and Wednesday, which may be enough to limit coverage of afternoon/evening storms. Given time of year, decent sea breeze, and without strong subsidence, have kept pops both days around 30% for widely scattered storms. Main focus will be high temps Tuesday and Wednesday, as temps approach triple digits away from the immediate coastline both days. Currently, Wednesday looks to be the hottest day of the period. While afternoon mixing will help a bit with humidity, it will still be quite uncomfortable both days (and Monday) and care needs to be taken to remain cool and hydrated.

A deeper upper trough and associated surface trough approach on Thursday, increasing rain chances and (slightly) decreasing temps with increasing clouds.

AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
High confidence in mainly VFR conditions across SE NC/NE SC through 18Z/22. Periodic restrictions (mainly MVFR/IFR) are possible though from scattered showers/storms this aftn and again after daybreak Saturday, especially near the coast at KILM/KCRE/KMYR. More significant restrictions are likely late tonight (mainly around 08-12Z) though as low clouds/fog develop, especially inland at KLBT/KFLO where IFR or lower is possible.

Extended Outlook...VFR to prevail outside of the periodic MVFR/IFR from diurnally-induced showers/storms and morning low clouds/fog.

MARINE
Through Tonight...A tightened sfc pg today will relax-some later today thru tonight. This in response to sfc low moving westward across the ATL Waters off the SE U.S. Coast, progged to move onshore FL/GA coasts later today and weaken as it moves inland. The inverted sfc trof extending north from the low to HAT, will follow suit and also move onshore across the Carolinas. Easterly winds will become SE after the sfc trof passage. Winds at their relative peak this morning, will abate- some this aftn and especially tonight, 10 kt or less. Seas also at their peak this morning followed by a slow subsiding trend.
The SCA will be allowed to expire at 6am this morning. The hier SCA threshold seas will remain south of the area waters.
Overall, seas dominated by E becoming SE swell at 9 second periods.

Friday night through Tuesday Night...South-southwest winds will prevail across the local coastal waters Saturday through middle of next week around Bermuda high pressure. Wind speeds peak Sunday night through Monday night around 15-20 kts. Seas 2-3 ft Saturday through Sunday (weakening ESE swell and S wind chop)
increase to 3-4 ft Sunday night through Monday night as southerly fresh swell peaks. Seas lower back down to around 3 feet Tuesday. Chance of showers and thunderstorms over the waters for most of the forecast period, particularly each night into morning hours.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
Other - Rip Currents: A high risk of rip currents is in effect today for Pender, New Hanover, Horry, and Georgetown County beaches, as well as Ocean Isle Beach west in Brunswick, due to ESE swell and full moon. Although Oak Island and the south side of Bald Head Island should see weak rip activity today, the rip current risk will be higher for the western half of Brunswick and therefore a moderate risk is in effect for the county. Rip risk will improve to moderate for east facing beaches on Saturday as the ESE swell weakens, with a low risk forecasted for all beaches Sunday.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...High Risk for Rip Currents until 8 PM EDT this evening for NCZ106- 108.
SC...High Risk for Rip Currents until 8 PM EDT this evening for SCZ054- 056.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 3 mi51 minE 12G16 80°F 81°F30.1977°F
SSBN7 3 mi84 min 81°F3 ft
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 27 mi59 minENE 14G16 80°F 82°F30.21
41108 28 mi59 min 81°F 80°F3 ft
MBIN7 37 mi59 minENE 7G9.9 78°F 30.2176°F
WLON7 38 mi59 min 85°F 83°F30.20
MBNN7 42 mi59 minNE 5.1G8 79°F 30.2175°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 45 mi59 minNNE 8G9.9 76°F 80°F30.22
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi51 minNE 7.8G12 78°F 79°F30.2373°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 46 mi63 min 79°F4 ft


Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KCRE GRAND STRAND,SC 12 sm66 minE 1110 smMostly Cloudy86°F73°F66%30.20
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 24 sm29 minE 07G1510 smMostly Cloudy84°F75°F74%30.21
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Tide / Current for Tubbs Inlet, North Carolina
   
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Tubbs Inlet
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Fri -- 02:12 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:14 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:03 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:51 AM EDT     3.79 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:03 PM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:29 PM EDT     5.15 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:40 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:10 PM EDT     Full Moon
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Tubbs Inlet, North Carolina, Tide feet
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1.7
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0.8
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0.5
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1.3
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2.2
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3.6
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3.8
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3.5
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2.8
11
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2
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1.1
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0.3
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0
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3.7
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4.6
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5.1
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5.1
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4.6
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3.6


Tide / Current for Hog Inlet Pier, South Carolina
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Hog Inlet Pier
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Fri -- 01:50 AM EDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:15 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:04 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:31 AM EDT     4.29 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:41 PM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:09 PM EDT     5.83 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:41 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:10 PM EDT     Full Moon
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Hog Inlet Pier, South Carolina, Tide feet
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1.5
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0.6
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0.8
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1.8
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2.9
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3.8
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2.9
11
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1.8
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0.9
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0.1
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0.7
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1.9
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3.3
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5.4
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5.8
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5.6
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4.8
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3.7


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