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Marine Weather and Tides
Southport, NC

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Sunrise 7:14AMSunset 5:31PM Tuesday January 21, 2020 11:33 AM EST (16:33 UTC) Moonrise 4:26AMMoonset 2:43PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 912 Am Est Tue Jan 21 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 3 pm est this afternoon...
.gale warning in effect from 3 pm est this afternoon through Wednesday morning...
Rest of today..N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tonight..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Wed..N winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming ne 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon.
Wed night..NE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Fri..E winds 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers through the day, then showers likely through the night.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers through the day.
AMZ200 912 Am Est Tue Jan 21 2020
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Arctic high pressure will build across the area from the mid-section of the u.s. Today bringing strong northerly winds. Low pressure will develop just off the ga and fl today. The low will quickly deepen as it accelerates away from the u.s. Mainland thru Wed. For Wed night thru Fri, high pressure will ridge back across the area from the west along with elevated seas continuing.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Southport, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 211412 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 912 AM EST Tue Jan 21 2020

SYNOPSIS. Arctic high pressure will prevail across the area through early Friday. A modest warmup will develop ahead of a cold front moving across early Saturday. Seasonal and dry conditions will develop late in the weekend and early next week.

UPDATE. No changes to the forecast so far. Remains breezy and cold. Small Craft Advisory will become a Gale Warning at 3PM EST.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Cold high pressure will continue to be the main influence to the weather for the next 36 hours. Below normal temperatures in the lower 40s across the area today as breezy north winds continue. Gusts as high as 25 to 30 mph are possible later this afternoon into the evening hours tonight. High pressure weakens a bit and temperatures will warm into the upper 40s to lower 50s, but afternoon readings will still be on the cooler side of normal.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/. Transition period as the deep trough responsible for the cold weather will be on the move with sharp albeit progressive ridging moving across. Arctic surface high pressure will be dissolving via air mass modification. No pops through the period although the usual low clouds developing offshore and some mid to high level moisture will be moving in from the west. Cold again Thursday morning with most lows at or below freezing. Highs Thursday reach the 50s with lows Friday morning mostly above freezing.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. A cold front is still on track to move across the area later Friday and Saturday. No changes to the pops which are topped out at mostly likely values with a few areas (mainly northeast zones) at categorical. Seasonal temperatures will follow this system with dry conditions as the mid level pattern takes a northwest turn.

AVIATION /14Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. VFR conditions for the next 24 hours. A rather vigorous upper vort moves through this afternoon. No available moisture to work with, perhaps a 6k ceiling this afternoon. Gusty winds this afternoon as well.

Extended Outlook . VFR conditions thru Thursday. Next storm system approaches the region for late this week.

MARINE. Small craft advisory through the mid afternoon before the onset of gale conditions tonight. Wave heights 5 to 7 feet will increase to between 6 and 10 feet with north winds 25 to 35 kts with gusts in excess of 40 kts at times, especially tonight. Conditions are expected to improve Wednesday afternoon, but seas and winds will still be high enough to warrant extra caution for small craft operating the offshore waters.

Northeast winds will continue through about midday Friday with speeds trending down from 15-20 knots early to at or below 10 knots by Friday. A brief onshore flow will develop before transitioning to a brief southwest flow late Friday into early Saturday. Beyond this it will mainly be an offshore flow a few knots either side of 15 knots. The primary threats will be sea fog development Friday into early Saturday with possible small craft conditions for the same time frame.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 3 PM EST this afternoon for AMZ250- 252-254-256. Gale Warning from 3 PM this afternoon to noon EST Wednesday for AMZ250-252-254-256.



SYNOPSIS . SHK UPDATE . 21 NEAR TERM . MCK SHORT TERM . SHK LONG TERM . SHK AVIATION . 43 MARINE . MCK/SHK


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41108 14 mi93 min 55°F5 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 22 mi85 min NNE 21 G 29 34°F 1027.4 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 22 mi53 min 55°F5 ft
WLON7 22 mi45 min 1028.5 hPa
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 24 mi45 min N 18 G 21 1027.7 hPa
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 25 mi85 min N 19 G 29 32°F 53°F1029.7 hPa
41119 25 mi163 min 53°F2 ft
SSBN7 25 mi41 min 2 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 35 mi85 min NNE 25 G 31 38°F 58°F1026.3 hPa
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 37 mi33 min NNE 25 G 29 42°F 66°F1026.1 hPa (+0.9)38°F

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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Brunswick County Airport, NC3 mi38 minN 14 G 2310.00 miFair35°F14°F42%1028.4 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSUT

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Tide / Current Tables for Southport, Cape Fear River, North Carolina
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Southport
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Tue -- 04:26 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:22 AM EST     4.54 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:41 AM EST     0.08 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:43 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:31 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 05:33 PM EST     3.65 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:48 PM EST     -0.27 feet Low Tide
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0.212.13.244.54.43.931.90.90.20.10.61.42.33.13.63.63.22.51.50.6-0.1

Tide / Current Tables for Cape Fear, North Carolina
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Cape Fear
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Tue -- 04:26 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 04:49 AM EST     4.88 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:15 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:02 AM EST     0.09 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:43 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:00 PM EST     3.92 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:31 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 11:09 PM EST     -0.29 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.71.82.944.74.94.53.72.61.40.50.10.41.22.133.73.93.732.110.1-0.3

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