Varnam, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Varnam, NC

June 19, 2024 2:48 AM EDT (06:48 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:58 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
Moonrise 5:33 PM   Moonset 2:44 AM 
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AMZ252 Coastal Waters From Cape Fear Nc To Little River Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 928 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Overnight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt late this evening and early morning. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds and E 1 ft at 12 seconds.

Wed - E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers.

Wed night - E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers after midnight.

Fri - E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 9 seconds. A chance of showers.

Fri night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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

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

Sun - SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.

Sun night - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ200 928 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles - Onshore flow will continue through the end of the week into the weekend. Easterly swells build through the weekend as high pressure remains offshore.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 190534 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 134 AM EDT Wed Jun 19 2024

SYNOPSIS
Seasonably warm conditions will continue for the next few days as high pressure sits well offshore. 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.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/
A strong ridge overhead and elongated high pressure offshore continues to bring onshore flow. Inversion aloft will keep the area dry overnight and into Wednesday. Convergence along the coast and easterly moisture advection may bring a stray shower tomorrow afternoon. Overnight lows in the mid and upper 60s, Wednesday's highs in the upper 80s to around 90 inland.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/
A ridge over the mid-Atlantic gets nudged southward into the Mid South this period. Meanwhile, offshore surface high pressure well to the northeast drops a bit more towards the mid- Atlantic. Quiet and dry forecast this period with a gentle east- southeast wind. Highs Thursday in the lower 90s inland, mid 80s at the coast. Lows each night in the mid 60s inland, lower 70s at the coast.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/
Upper ridge gets pushed pushed further south still, aided by a series of shortwaves that exit out of the Rockies and push eastward towards the Ohio River Valley over the weekend.
Meanwhile, low pressure makes its way towards the GA/SC coast Friday. Most of the moisture and energy associated with it remains well to the south of the area, and subsidence from the ridge will keep the forecast mostly dry Friday and Saturday.
Exceptions are for the southern portions of the Grand Strand area, where some of that moisture may sneak up and bring a stray shower or thunderstorm to the area from offshore.

Rain chances increase steadily Sunday through Tuesday, as subsidence from the ridge decreases. Diurnal convection becomes the theme initially, with an approaching cold front bringing better shower and thunderstorm chances by early next week.

Perhaps the biggest story in the long term period is the heat.
Afternoon heat indices climb up into the triple digits by Saturday, lasting through the end of the period. Inland areas may hit heat indices between 100-105 degrees. With it being the weekend, increased outdoor activity would be expected, so it's important to take frequent breaks, wear loose fitting, light- colored clothing, and drink plenty of water. For more heat safety tips, head over to weather.gov/safety/heat. Be safe out there!

AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
Some potential for brief borderline MVFR along the coast through 14Z or so, otherwise VFR will prevail. Once again mid- level subsidence will keep the area free of showers. Easterly flow continues with gusts around 20 kt developing mid-morning and persisting into the evening hours.

Extended Outlook...VFR continues.

MARINE
Through Wednesday...Elongated high pressure continues to produce persistent onshore flow and easterly swell. Swell has built to 3-4 feet at 7 seconds and will continue to build on Wednesday.
SCA conditions may develop on Wednesday as wind waves and swell combine to frequent 6 foot seas.

Wednesday Night through Saturday...Small Craft Advisory conditions possible through Thursday evening. Easterly winds at 10-15kts. From there, seas rapidly drop from 3-4ft on Friday to 2-3ft on Saturday.
Easterly winds at 10kts become more southeasterly Friday night through Saturday. Easterly swell clocks in at 8-9 seconds.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
Other - Rip Currents: A building easterly swell 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 forecasted for Pender, New Hanover and Georgetown county beaches Wednesday through Friday. The high risk now includes Myrtle Beach in Horry County with a moderate rip risk and strong north to south longshore current for north of Myrtle Beach. The south facing beaches of Brunswick county (east of Ocean Isle) will likely have strong east to west longshore currents these days due to easterly swell and winds versus strong rip currents.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...High Risk for Rip Currents from 6 AM EDT this morning through this evening for NCZ106-108.
Beach Hazards Statement from 6 AM EDT this morning through this evening for NCZ110.
SC...High Risk for Rip Currents from 6 AM EDT this morning through 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) 14 mi101 minE 14G19 79°F 81°F30.2070°F
SSBN7 14 mi64 min 80°F3 ft
41108 21 mi49 min 78°F 79°F4 ft
MBIN7 23 mi79 minSE 13G16 78°F 30.2170°F
WLON7 25 mi55 min 71°F 82°F30.21
MBNN7 28 mi79 minESE 6G12 79°F 30.2070°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 31 mi55 minESE 16G18 78°F 80°F30.22
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 32 mi101 minESE 12G18 79°F 79°F30.2267°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 32 mi53 min 79°F4 ft
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 40 mi55 minE 16G18 79°F 81°F30.21
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 45 mi39 minE 14G18 79°F 80°F30.2166°F
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 48 mi101 minESE 16G21 78°F 79°F30.2268°F


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 11 sm18 minE 0510 smClear77°F64°F65%30.22
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Tide / Current for Holden Beach, North Carolina
   
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Holden Beach
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Tue -- 03:10 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:13 AM EDT     3.54 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:01 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:13 AM EDT     -0.26 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:28 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:44 PM EDT     4.59 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 11:58 PM EDT     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Holden Beach, North Carolina, Tide feet
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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 -- 12:27 AM EDT     0.74 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:11 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:56 AM EDT     3.89 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:02 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:26 PM EDT     0.38 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:28 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:42 PM EDT     4.93 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:27 PM EDT     Sunset
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Shallotte Inlet (Bowen Point), North Carolina, Tide feet
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1.9


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