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Marine Weather and Tides
Wrightsville Beach, NC

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12/16/2019 NOAA is having trouble with requests that include wind gusts. I am posting graphs without wind gusts until it gets fixed.
10/9/2019 Updated the Marine Zones.
9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 6:09AMSunset 8:25PM Tuesday July 14, 2020 2:19 AM EDT (06:19 UTC) Moonrise 12:35AMMoonset 1:57PM Illumination 36% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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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AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 920 Pm Edt Mon Jul 13 2020
Overnight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..N winds 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 920 Pm Edt Mon Jul 13 2020
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure will remain well offshore, and drift farther away through the period. A weak front will stall along the sc coast late tonight, while high pressure rebuilds off the mid-atlantic coast through mid week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 140511 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 111 AM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020

SYNOPSIS. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area through the week, maintaining hot and humid weather along with isolated thunderstorms. Storms could increase in coverage again this weekend, as the ridge flattens and brings the storm track a little closer to the area.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Dewpoints should fall a couple of degrees overnight behind the boundary, and low temps are expected to range from roughly 72 inland to 76 at the beaches. Geopotential heights will begin to rise across the area Tuesday as a ridge axis builds across the Tennessee River Valley. This will allow temps to once again surge into the low- mid 90s, and will also keep showers/tstms fairly isolated.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT/. Heat will be the primary concern Wednesday afternoon with a ridge building aloft yielding another day with a heat index in the upper 90s into the lower 100s. Prospects for convection exist but will generally remain isolated, especially during the afternoon and evening with the sea breeze providing some lift. Otherwise weak surface ridging from the north will maintain control of the weather.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. Typical summer weather through the end of the week and into the weekend with high pressure setting up far off the NC coast by Saturday. This area of high pressure will reside off the NC coast through Sunday and Monday as well. A band of the subtropical ridge will be in place over the area Thu and Fri limiting convection to isolated chances each afternoon and evening. However, the subtropical ridge is shown to consolidate across the Central Plains Saturday and Sunday with a weakness developing overhead. As a result, diurnal convection is expected to become widely scattered to scattered with a little better support aloft.

AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Except for patchy ground fog inland this morning and perhaps some shreds of low stratus, VFR conditions should prevail over the next 24 hours. Light northeasterly winds this morning will turn southeasterly this afternoon near the coast but speeds should remain 10 kt or less. Although an isolated shower or t-storm is possible near the coast this afternoon along the seabreeze front, the atmosphere is much drier aloft today versus yesterday and should keep convective coverage few and far between.

Extended Outlook . Brief MVFR/IFR conditions possible in scattered diurnal convection, however coverage should be 20 percent or less each day.

MARINE. Through Tuesday night . With a weak trough remaining just inland overnight, SW winds of 10-15 kt will prevail. The boundary may push just far enough to result in a wind shift to the N-NE Tuesday morning, but speeds would be 10 kt or less in weak gradient. Speeds will remain less than 10 kt through the afternoon, as the direction veers around to the SSE by late in the afternoon. The surface pressure field will remain weak across the waters Tuesday night. Winds speeds will be 10 kt or less, and generally out of the SE.

SE swells will remain the dominant wave, and are peaking today. They will subside to 3 feet tonight and 2 feet by Tuesday night, at a period of 6 seconds.

Otherwise, a very weak surface ridge from the north will affect the waters Wednesday and Thursday with light winds during that time. The ridge axis will become oriented nearly E-W as the center of high pressure takes residence off the NC by the end of the week. As a result the period of light onshore flow is expected to veer to a S-SW direction and increase a notch by the weekend. Seas will generally be in the 2-3 ft range and will be comprised of a weak east-southeast swell and weak higher frequency southeast wave which gradually becomes

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



SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . CRM SHORT TERM . SRP LONG TERM . SRP AVIATION . TRA MARINE . SRP/CRM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 0 mi50 min 81°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 6 mi72 min S 5.8 G 7.8 81°F 82°F1012.1 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 6 mi43 min 82°F3 ft
WLON7 9 mi50 min 83°F
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 27 mi72 min SW 12 G 16 83°F 84°F1012.5 hPa
41108 36 mi80 min 84°F4 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 45 mi72 min NNE 9.7 G 14 76°F 82°F1012.5 hPa
41064 45 mi72 min S 7.8 G 12 83°F 84°F1012.7 hPa
41119 45 mi63 min 82°F3 ft
41159 45 mi24 min 84°F4 ft

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wilmington International Airport, NC8 mi27 minNE 310.00 miFair72°F70°F94%1012.4 hPa
Brunswick County Airport, NC24 mi25 minN 010.00 miFair73°F68°F84%1012.5 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KILM

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Tide / Current Tables for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Wrightsville Beach
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Tue -- 01:35 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 02:48 AM EDT     2.96 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:10 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:16 AM EDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:56 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 03:27 PM EDT     3.47 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:04 PM EDT     0.44 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington
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Tue -- 01:35 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:28 AM EDT     3.77 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:10 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:48 AM EDT     0.09 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 06:00 PM EDT     4.05 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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