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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Southport, NC

June 20, 2024 2:21 AM EDT (06:21 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:58 AM   Sunset 8:28 PM
Moonrise 6:36 PM   Moonset 3:23 AM 
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AMZ252 Coastal Waters From Cape Fear Nc To Little River Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 1224 Am Edt Thu Jun 20 2024

Rest of tonight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu - E winds 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

Fri - E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: se 5 ft at 9 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.

Fri night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of showers. A slight chance of tstms in the evening, then a chance of tstms after midnight.

Sat - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of tstms in the morning. A chance of showers.

Sat night - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun - SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.

Sun night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

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

Mon night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ200 1224 Am Edt Thu Jun 20 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 resulting seas will continue into Friday before a more typical summertime pattern sets up with winds becoming S to sw early next week.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 200555 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 155 AM EDT Thu Jun 20 2024

SYNOPSIS
Seasonably warm and mainly dry conditions will continue for the next few days. A warming trend begins late in the week with afternoon showers and thunderstorms for the weekend. Heat indices may reach the triple digits over the weekend. Onshore flow will bring more humid conditions by the beginning of next week with a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

UPDATE
No big changes necessary from the previous forecast with this update.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/
The area will remain between high pressure to the north and low pressure to the south. This pattern will bring deep easterly flow which will keep temps somewhat in check and allow for a few showers, especially near the coast. Lows tonight should be in the mid to upper 60s away from the warmer coastal areas with highs Thursday ranging from the lower to mid 80s near the coast to around 90 inland, both of which are near to slightly below normal.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/
High pressure offshore will maintain easterly winds Thursday night into Friday, weakening on Friday. A coastal trough on Friday may bring a few showers to the immediate coastal areas.
Dry air aloft and poor lapse rates will limit their ability to maintain organization inland. For now, have kept a chance of showers on Friday afternoon, higher near the coast and farther south. Highs in the lower 90s with overnight lows not offering much relief with lows in the lower 70s.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
Onshore flow continues on Saturday with low level moisture advection increasing the potential for isolated showers and storms along the coast. Ridging to our west and subsidence overhead will allow temperatures to climb into the mid and upper 90s on Saturday. Heat and humidity continue to increase on Sunday with inland areas possibly reaching 100 degrees. Heat indices could reach the mid 100s by Sunday afternoon.

A cold front and upper trough approaches the area early next week. Lifting upper low over southern Canada indicates that trough will be less robust than models currently indicate. Given the dry boundary layer and westerly flow, have capped rain chances around 40% for now. NW flow aloft could provide better lift for afternoon storms, primarily Monday. Drier aloft on Tuesday and Wednesday with isolated showers and storms possible.
Above normal temperatures will continue Tuesday and Wednesday.

AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
VFR throughout the 24 hr 06Z TAF Issuance period. Will periodically observe FEW/SCT around 3k ft stratocu moving onshore then quickly dissipating inland thru sunrise Thu.
There-after the days heating may aid in further development, although limited in the vertical due to subsidence aloft. But may be enough for a few light showers to occur, too isolated to even place in the coastal terminals, during the daytime morning hrs. Will periodically observe stratocu move onshore thruout the day into the evening hrs. ENE-E flow to continue during this period with gusts approaching 20 kt Thu aftn especially across the coastal terminals. Winds will slightly veer to the ESE due to the resultant bndry.

Extended Outlook...VFR TO prevail outside of periodic MVFR/IFR showers/storms and morning low clouds/fog (especially starting Sat).

MARINE
Through Thursday... The pressure gradient will remain slightly enhanced as the area remains between high pressure to the north and low pressure to the south. Conditions will be close to Small Craft Advisory levels, especially Thursday out near 20 nm, but confidence in occurrence and coverage wasn't high enough to raise a headline yet.

Thursday Night through Monday Night... Onshore flow and easterly swell will continue Thursday night into Friday. Swell between 3-5 feet at 8-9 seconds will weaken late Friday as high pressure offshore weakens and a trough develops well south of the area. Bermuda high pressure regains control of the region this weekend. Seas 2 to 3 feet for the upcoming weekend with a combination of weakening E swell and S wind chop. Overnight showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible over the coastal waters each night.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
Other - Rip Currents: A building ESE swell and upcoming full moon will maintain an elevated rip current risk for east and southeast facing beaches in our area through (at least) the end of the week. A high risk of rip currents is in effect today for Pender, New Hanover and Georgetown County beaches, as well as Myrtle Beach southward in Horry, with high rip risk potentially continuing through Friday. The south facing beaches of Brunswick county (east of Ocean Isle) will likely have strong east to west longshore currents through Thursday, with an increasing rip risk Friday due to the ESE swell. The area in between the two, from north of Myrtle Beach to Ocean Isle Beach, will have a combination of moderate rip current risk and moderate to strong NE to SW longshore current Thursday with an increasing rip risk Friday.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...High Risk for Rip Currents through this evening for NCZ106-108.
Beach Hazards Statement through this evening for NCZ110.
SC...High Risk for Rip Currents through this evening for SCZ054-056.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
41108 14 mi51 min 78°F 79°F4 ft
MBIN7 14 mi51 minSE 13G17 78°F 30.2571°F
MBNN7 20 mi51 minESE 8G13 78°F 30.2571°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 22 mi73 minE 14G18 78°F 79°F30.2768°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 22 mi55 min 79°F5 ft
WLON7 22 mi51 min 76°F 82°F30.25
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 24 mi51 minE 14G16 78°F 80°F30.27
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 25 mi73 minE 16G19 79°F 81°F30.2471°F
SSBN7 25 mi96 min 80°F3 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 35 mi73 minE 16G21 78°F 79°F30.2868°F
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 36 mi41 minE 18G19 79°F 80°F30.2467°F


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 3 sm31 minE 0710 smPartly Cloudy77°F66°F69%30.26
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Tide / Current for Southport, Cape Fear River, North Carolina
   
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Southport
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Wed -- 01:01 AM EDT     0.54 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:43 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:36 AM EDT     3.47 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:55 PM EDT     0.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:31 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:18 PM EDT     4.56 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Southport, Cape Fear River, North Carolina, Tide feet
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2.2


Tide / Current for Cape Fear, North Carolina
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Cape Fear
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Wed -- 12:22 AM EDT     0.58 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:43 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:03 AM EDT     3.73 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:16 PM EDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:31 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:45 PM EDT     4.91 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Cape Fear, North Carolina, Tide feet
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1.7


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