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

June 18, 2024 2:17 PM EDT (18:17 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:58 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
Moonrise 4:27 PM   Moonset 2:08 AM 
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AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 942 Am Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Rest of today - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds.

Tonight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds.

Wed - E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the morning.

Wed night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds.

Thu - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds.

Fri - E winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Fri night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

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

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

AMZ200 942 Am 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 - Elongated high pressure off the new england coast will gradually shift south, moving to a more typical bermuda high location by the end of the week.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 181353 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC Issued by National Weather Service Raleigh NC 953 AM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

SYNOPSIS
Rain-free and seasonably warm conditions for much of this week as high pressure maintains influence over the area. Warming trend and diurnal storms forecasted for next weekend.

UPDATE
No significant forecast changes with the morning update.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
Strong subsidence remains in place today with 5h ridge overhead this morning before it drifts slowly north-northwest later today into tonight. Elongated surface high remains off the New England coast, keeping onshore flow in place. Once again the strong mid-level subsidence will keep the region dry with minimal cloud cover. Temperatures will be moderated by onshore flow. Although a strong mid-level subsidence inversion is in place, the core of the warmth under the ridging aloft shifts northwest, allowing temperatures to moderate compared to yesterday. Expect temperatures to be about 1-3 degrees cooler today and tonight compared to the previous 24 hours.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/
Ridging and subsidence will maintain dry weather and seasonable warmth through Thursday. Deep easterly flow through the short term as the upper ridge oriented southwest-northeast on Wednesday becomes horizontal overhead Thursday, while low level ridge remains centered to the northeast. Plenty of sunshine both days with only scattered diurnal cumulus each afternoon beneath the subsidence inversion. High temps near 90F inland and mid 80s across coastal counties, with low temps in the mid 60s at night (with near 70F low close to the coast with onshore flow).

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/
Low level trough, possibly low pressure center, is now forecasted to move west near GA/SC border on Friday, with bulk of the moisture remaining south of the area. Ridge and associated subsidence looks to maintain influence across the CWA on Friday and have lowered pops accordingly, with only low pops remaining along the coast. As low level ridge center shifts further to the east, and upper ridge center westward as a trough moves across the northern U.S., subsidence loses its hold and return flow is progged to develop for next weekend. This will lead to a slight warming trend and chance for diurnal convection through next Monday.

AVIATION /14Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
VFR continues with skies generally SKC during the next 24 hours. Easterly winds continue today and tonight with gusts around 20 kt mid-morning through later afternoon. Boundary layer remains mixed overnight and low level dry air will limit any stratus to FEW/SCT.

Extended Outlook...VFR.

MARINE
Through Tonight...Extended period of onshore flow continues today as elongated high remains off the New England coast.
Easterly winds 10-15 kt will continue pushing higher seas closer to shore which, coupled with extended period of easterly fetch, will lead to seas greater than speeds would suggest. Widespread 4 ft seas today and tonight with occasional 5 ft away from shore. An easterly wave of 6-7 seconds will be the dominant wave.

Wednesday through Saturday...Easterly onshore flow persists through Friday with high pressure centered to the northeast.
Winds 15-20 kts Wednesday through Thursday before weakening slightly on Friday as a trough or low pressure system passes south of the area. Winds turn southerly on Saturday. Seas 4-5 ft Wednesday through Thursday, with 6 footers possible out near 20 nm from the coast, due to elevated 9 second E swell. Wave heights will be lowering on Friday, further decreasing to 2-3 ft on Saturday, as easterly swell weakens. Overnight showers and isolated thunderstorms possible over the coastal waters Thursday and Friday nights.

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, with moderate rip risk for Horry County. 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...Beach Hazards Statement until 8 PM EDT this evening for NCZ110.
SC...None.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 0 mi60 minE 15G17 78°F 81°F30.23
MBNN7 3 mi78 minE 9.9G15 81°F 30.2271°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 6 mi70 minE 14G19 78°F 79°F30.2466°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 6 mi52 min 79°F4 ft
MBIN7 9 mi78 minESE 14G19 79°F 30.2271°F
WLON7 9 mi60 min 83°F 83°F30.21
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 27 mi70 minE 18G23 78°F 79°F30.2467°F
41108 36 mi48 min 79°F 79°F4 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 45 mi70 minESE 16G21 79°F 81°F30.2170°F
41064 45 mi70 minE 16G19 78°F 79°F30.2569°F
41159 45 mi52 min 79°F5 ft
SSBN7 45 mi93 min 80°F3 ft


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KILM WILMINGTON INTL,NC 7 sm24 minE 10G1910 smPartly Cloudy84°F64°F52%30.23
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 24 sm7 minE 10G2010 smMostly Cloudy84°F64°F52%30.23
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Tide / Current for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
   
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Wrightsville Beach
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Tue -- 03:08 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:27 AM EDT     2.85 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:59 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:11 AM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:27 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:55 PM EDT     3.95 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington
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Tue -- 02:11 AM EDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:09 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:59 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:40 AM EDT     3.61 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:12 PM EDT     0.09 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:27 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 08:18 PM EDT     4.41 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wilmington, North Carolina, Tide feet
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