Carolina Beach, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Carolina Beach, NC

April 12, 2024 5:10 PM EDT (21:10 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:42 AM   Sunset 7:42 PM
Moonrise 8:15 AM   Moonset 11:35 PM 
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Marine Forecasts
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AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 259 Pm Edt Fri Apr 12 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Saturday morning - .

Through 7 pm - SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Tonight - W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Sat - W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Sat night - W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun - NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun night - SW winds 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Mon - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Mon night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tue - SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wed - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

AMZ200 259 Pm Edt Fri Apr 12 2024

Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles -
remaining breezy today as low pressure deepens to the north and high pressure builds to our south. Hazardous marine conditions continue today and will gradually improve late tonight into Sunday as high pressure builds into the area into early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Carolina Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 121943 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 343 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

SYNOPSIS
A reinforcing cold front will move through this evening leading to a few showers, mainly in NC. High pressure will then build across the area into mid next week with warming temperatures and mainly dry conditions. An approaching cold front later next week could bring slightly better rain chances.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/
We continue to be dealing with the cyclonic flow of the large occluded low in the Northeast. As such SW to W winds will remain gusty through the evening and not abate as much as 'normal' during the overnight hours. WV showing that within the trough driving this system another strong vort crossing the mountains will streak by this evening. Cu fields over northern zones show areas where this ascent could lead to a gusty shower as this occurs and have not strayed much from the 20-ish POPs from the previous forecast. Not long after dark this meager instability and mid level ascent will both be no more. Tomorrow we transition from our wind being driven by the low in favor of the high building in from the west. It will remain on the breezy side, just a bit less than today. A Fire Danger Statement will be issued following WFO RAH's coord with Forestry. Saturday's highs will be close to seasonable norms.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/
Highlights: *Possible elevated fire danger inland Sunday

Confidence: High

Details: High pressure will prevail into early Sunday with dry conditions expected. Given the dry and slightly gusty conditions Sunday a marginally elevated fire danger could develop inland. Temps should be a bit below normal Saturday night when decent radiational cooling conditions should occur, then get above normal starting Sunday when lower 80s are likely inland.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
Highlights: *Much above normal temps

Confidence: Moderate to High

Details: High pressure should generally prevail through Wednesday keeping it mainly dry and unseasonably warm. However, a few features/disturbances could impact the area starting Wednesday night bringing a better chance for some rain, although amounts don't appear to be too heavy at this time. Temperatures should get into the 80s inland each afternoon, possibly even reaching 90 degrees for the first time this year!

AVIATION /20Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
VFR through the period. CU fields in the 5-7kft range across northern zones and thus present at ILM and LBT, some of which could produce a sprinkle at most. Tonight they should clear out and winds will lose its gustiness, returning only in part tomorrow.

Extended Outlook...Gusty winds remain a concern through Saturday, but otherwise, VFR is expected through the period.

MARINE
Through Saturday... The local gradient remains strong as a large area of low pressure only slowly exits the Northeast, moving north.
As it does so high pressure starts to build from the west tomorrow easing the gradient albeit gradually. Small Craft Advisory remains in effect through noon Saturday at which time wind and seas should fall below criteria.

Saturday night through Wednesday...Should see an increase in winds/seas starting Sunday afternoon as the pressure gradient tightens back up due to offshore high pressure and inland low pressure. Although winds/seas will remain elevated much of the period they should not necessitate any Small Craft Advisories.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...Beach Hazards Statement until 8 PM EDT this evening for NCZ106- 108-110.
High Risk for Rip Currents until 8 PM EDT this evening for NCZ106- 108-110.
SC...Beach Hazards Statement until 8 PM EDT this evening for SCZ054.
High Risk for Rip Currents until 8 PM EDT this evening for SCZ054.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until noon EDT Saturday for AMZ250-252- 254-256.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
MBIN7 5 mi77 min WSW 18G28 70°F 29.7556°F
MBNN7 11 mi71 min SW 16G25 72°F 29.7455°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 12 mi63 min SSW 23G33 65°F 63°F29.7756°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 14 mi53 min SW 24G31 69°F 63°F29.74
WLON7 14 mi53 min 75°F 65°F29.74
41108 22 mi71 min 65°F 63°F8 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 29 mi63 min SSW 23G31 64°F 63°F29.8059°F
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 33 mi63 min SW 16G19 67°F 65°F29.7857°F
SSBN7 34 mi76 min 64°F4 ft
41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC Buoy 41 mi41 min SW 25G31 65°F 65°F29.8356°F


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 11 sm20 minSSW 12G2310 smClear72°F57°F60%29.79
KILM WILMINGTON INTL,NC 17 sm17 minWSW 13G2410 smPartly Cloudy73°F43°F33%29.75
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Tide / Current for Wilmington Beach, North Carolina
   
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Wilmington Beach
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Fri -- 05:04 AM EDT     0.05 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:15 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 11:07 AM EDT     3.69 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:07 PM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:31 PM EDT     4.51 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wilmington Beach, North Carolina, Tide feet
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4.3
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Tide / Current for Campbell Island, North Carolina
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Campbell Island
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Fri -- 12:09 AM EDT     4.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:43 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:21 AM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 09:15 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:43 PM EDT     3.72 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:15 PM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Campbell Island, North Carolina, Tide feet
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