Ocean Isle Beach, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Ocean Isle Beach, NC

April 23, 2024 2:07 PM EDT (18:07 UTC) Change Location
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AMZ252 Coastal Waters From Cape Fear Nc To Little River Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 138 Pm Edt Tue Apr 23 2024

This afternoon - E winds 5 kt, becoming S late. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 3 ft at 9 seconds.

Tonight - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: sw 3 ft at 4 seconds and E 3 ft at 9 seconds.

Wed - SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: sw 4 ft at 5 seconds and E 3 ft at 9 seconds.

Wed night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: sw 4 ft at 5 seconds and E 3 ft at 10 seconds. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of tstms after midnight.

Thu - N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: sw 2 ft at 5 seconds and E 2 ft at 10 seconds.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 3 ft at 5 seconds and S 1 foot at 4 seconds.

Fri - NE winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Fri night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Sat - E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

AMZ200 138 Pm Edt Tue Apr 23 2024

Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles - High pressure will move offshore this afternoon. Increasing southwest winds are expected in advance of the next cold front that will arrive Wednesday night. High pressure will build in from the north for Thursday through Saturday.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 231743 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 143 PM EDT Tue Apr 23 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure will move offshore and allow for a gradual warmup until a back door cold front arrives Wednesday night. High pressure will build in Thursday into Friday with gradual warming for the weekend into early next week as the high shifts off of the east coast.

UPDATE
No major changes from the ongoing forecast with this update. See updated 18Z TAF discussion below.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
Light winds across the area this morning are the result of high pressure centered across the western Carolinas. This high should push east to the coast by noon today, then will slip offshore this afternoon. Aside from a little thin cirrus from time to time, skies should remain sunny today. Mixing heights of 6000+ feet should mix down drier air with dewpoints dipping into the mid 30s for many inland areas this afternoon. With forecast highs in the lower 70s, this should result in relative humidity falling below 30 percent.
Fortunately with such light winds expected there are no fire weather concerns.

As the high moves farther offshore tonight, the pressure gradient should tighten up as a cold front approaches the central Appalachians. A moderate low level jet with 1000-1500 foot AGL winds increasing to 25-30 knots should maintain a turbulent boundary layer overnight and forecast lows are only in the upper 40s inland and lower 50s near the coast, about 10 degrees warmer than what is currently being experienced this morning.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/
As high pressure moves farther offshore on Wed, a warmer southwesterly return flow will develop and help warm things up with high temps back up around normal...close to 80. It will start out very dry with pcp water values close to .3 inches but as the day progresses, there will be an increase in clouds from the NW ahead of a cold front. Overall, the forcing remains weak, but there may be enough moisture between 5k to 15k ft to produce a stray shower or two by Wed eve, but for now will keep any pcp out of the forecast.

The cold front moves offshore overnight with showers possible over the waters into the early morning hours. High pressure will build down from the Great Lakes on Thurs with little in the way of clouds, but temps will be slightly cooler with highs reaching into the 70s. Overnight lows both Wed night and Thurs night will be down toward 50 inland and several degrees warmer along the coast.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
Ridge builds up along the east coast Fri through early next week with a general warming trend through the weekend into early next week. Temps will reach the mid 70s to around 80 most days. There will be some clouds periodically a slight increase in moisture, but ridge aloft will help maintain a mainly rain- free period.

AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
VFR is expected to dominate through the period with the main concern being changeable wind directions away from the coast as high pressure passes overhead early this afternoon and moves offshore. Winds are expected to remain elevated tonight as the pressure gradient tightens on the backside of the high, keeping any fog at bay. An approaching cold front will bring gusty winds tomorrow, but no cig/vis impacts are expected during the TAF period.

Extended Outlook...There is a low probability of MVFR ceilings Wednesday evening and night associated with the next cold front. Passing light showers may also impact the terminals as the front slides through. As this front stalls to our south, early morning vis/low cig concerns increase from Thursday morning onward.

MARINE
Through Tonight...
High pressure is centered across western North and South Carolina this morning and should migrate eastward to the coast by noon, then will move offshore this afternoon. Decreasing north to northeast winds this morning should veer southeast to south this afternoon in a combination of weak synoptic return flow plus local seabreeze winds due to 10+ degree marine-to- inland air temperatures differences today. As the high moves farther offshore tonight and a cold front approaches the central Appalachians, a belt of stronger southwest winds will develop along the Carolina coast. Speeds should increase to a solid 15 knots with choppy 3-4 foot seas developing overnight.

Wednesday through Saturday...
SW winds will increase through Wed around high pressure offshore and approaching cold front. Expect gusts up to 25 kts with some 5 fters present, but overall 2 to 4 ft seas will continue through much of the period. Winds shift around to the N-NE behind front early Thurs as high pressure builds down behind cold front. Winds will become onshore over the weekend around 10 to 15 kts.

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




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 7 mi60 min S 9.7G9.7 61°F 68°F30.2239°F
SSBN7 7 mi73 min 67°F1 ft
41108 23 mi68 min 61°F 65°F2 ft
MBIN7 30 mi68 min SE 8.9G11 62°F 30.2141°F
WLON7 32 mi50 min 70°F 68°F30.18
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 33 mi50 min SE 7G9.9 62°F 68°F30.22
MBNN7 35 mi68 min SE 6G11 64°F 30.2043°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 38 mi50 min ESE 9.9G11 61°F 65°F30.20
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 39 mi60 min ESE 7.8G9.7 60°F 65°F30.2231°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 39 mi42 min 65°F3 ft
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 46 mi38 min NNE 7.8G9.7 59°F 66°F30.2437°F


Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 16 sm27 minSSE 0710 smClear66°F36°F32%30.21
KCRE GRAND STRAND,SC 19 sm14 minSSE 0910 smClear64°F36°F34%30.21
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Tide / Current for Shallotte Inlet (Bowen Point), North Carolina
   
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Shallotte Inlet (Bowen Point)
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Tue -- 02:59 AM EDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:13 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:32 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:41 AM EDT     4.40 feet High Tide
Tue -- 03:01 PM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:49 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Full Moon
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 09:07 PM EDT     5.15 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Shallotte Inlet (Bowen Point), North Carolina, Tide feet
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4.3



Tide / Current for Holden Beach, North Carolina
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Holden Beach
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Tue -- 01:38 AM EDT     -0.48 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:13 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:32 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:47 AM EDT     4.23 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:39 PM EDT     -0.41 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:49 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:50 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 07:51 PM EDT     Full Moon
Tue -- 08:00 PM EDT     4.96 feet High Tide
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Holden Beach, North Carolina, Tide feet
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2.3




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