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Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 7:00PM Thursday October 1, 2020 11:42 AM EDT (15:42 UTC) Moonrise 6:15PMMoonset 5:45AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 14 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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AMZ252 Coastal Waters From Cape Fear Nc To Little River Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 1018 Am Edt Thu Oct 1 2020
Rest of today..SW winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Fri night..N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
Mon..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
AMZ200 1018 Am Edt Thu Oct 1 2020
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure extending up from the gulf coast today will weaken as a cold front approaches. The front will cross the waters Fri morning followed by cold and dry high pressure and stiff northerly winds, bringing near-advisory conditions into the weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ocean Isle Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 011401 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 1000 AM EDT Thu Oct 1 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure extending up from the Gulf coast will weaken through tonight as a moisture starved cold front approaches from the northwest. The front will move off the Carolina Coasts and offshore Friday morning followed by cool and dry high pressure for the weekend.

UPDATE/. No changes to the forecast at this time.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY/. Weak area of high pressure will keep conditions mostly clear and dry today and tonight ahead of another approaching cold front. With a lack of moisture ahead of the next incoming shot of fall air, no precipitation is expected Friday with the next front. Only sensible weather with the front will be a drop in high temperatures and breezy winds shifting from the south to the northwest. Highs today will be very near average in the upper 70s to lower 80s, while highs Friday will range below average for early October in the low to mid 70s.

SHORT TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. The forecast calls for a very nice period of weather basically through the weekend. Broad mid level troughing will give way to a southwest flow. At the surface, high pressure will move across the Mid Atlantic then offshore through the period. A subtle coastal trough with a distant assist from a shortwave may allow a few showers and more likely clouds along the coast but again these are usually overdone on forecast models. Fall temperatures will be in place basically below climatology.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Quiet weather will continue into next week as the mid level pattern relaxes to more of a zonal configuration. At the surface high pressure anchored to the northeast then moving offshore will be the pattern. Temperatures will generally remain on the cool side of climatology.

AVIATION /12Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. Mainly VFR conditions expected through the 12Z TAF period. Some areas in the northwestern part of our area have a little fog this morning, but has yet to affect KFLO. Any remaining fog should mix out by 13Z. Little to no cloud cover expected.

Extended Outlook . VFR through late Saturday. Light rain Sunday into early next week may bring MVFR conditions.

MARINE. Through Friday: South winds for the next 24 hours around 10 kts shift with an approaching cold front to the northwest between 15 and 20 kts and waves increasing from 2 to 3 Thursday into the 2 to 4 range Friday. Frontal passage is expected to be dry and no thunderstorm activity expected for the coastal waters. Wave train in the next 12 hours from SW at 6 seconds diminishing with sea state becoming more dominated by SE swell 8 to 10 seconds through Friday.

Friday night Through Monday: Northeast winds will be the main theme for the short and long term periods for the marine community. There may be a brief interlude of a west to northwest flow early next week but the period should end with northeast winds once again. Speeds will be 10-15 and at times 15-20 knots this weekend which may draw up seas into marginal small craft criteria. Wind speeds next week will be a little weaker and seas as well.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. Minor Lower Cape Fear River Flooding expected at each successive high tide for atleast the next 3 days. The minor flooding will occur during a 3 to 4 hr window centered at each high tide that occurs at the gage located near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Locations along the banks from Wilmington southward will observe the minor flooding. Tonights time-line for shallow flooding to occur runs from 8 pm thru midnight.

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

SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . MCK SHORT TERM . SHK LONG TERM . SHK AVIATION . IGB MARINE . MCK/SHK TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . ILM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 7 mi95 min WSW 3.9 G 3.9 71°F 75°F1017.3 hPa
41108 23 mi73 min 75°F2 ft
WLON7 32 mi55 min 72°F
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 33 mi73 min 70°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 38 mi55 min 75°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 39 mi95 min W 5.8 G 9.7 71°F 76°F1017 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 39 mi66 min 76°F3 ft
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 46 mi43 min NW 1.9 G 5.8 80°F1016.3 hPa (+0.5)

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Brunswick County Airport, NC16 mi48 minSW 310.00 miFair74°F53°F49%1017.3 hPa
North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC19 mi50 minWSW 310.00 miFair74°F55°F54%1017.1 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSUT

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Tide / Current Tables for Shallotte Inlet (Bowen Point), North Carolina
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Shallotte Inlet (Bowen Point)
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Thu -- 02:45 AM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:45 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:08 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:42 AM EDT     5.25 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:02 PM EDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:06 PM EDT     Full Moon
Thu -- 06:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:15 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 09:05 PM EDT     5.31 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Tubbs Inlet, North Carolina
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Tubbs Inlet
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Thu -- 02:05 AM EDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:45 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:08 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:13 AM EDT     4.96 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:22 PM EDT     0.49 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:06 PM EDT     Full Moon
Thu -- 06:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 07:15 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:36 PM EDT     5.02 feet High Tide
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