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

April 21, 2024 5:34 AM EDT (09:34 UTC) Change Location
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AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 328 Am Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

Through 7 am - NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: E 2 ft at 9 seconds and S 1 foot at 4 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.

Today - NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: ne 2 ft at 3 seconds and S 2 ft at 4 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Tonight - N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: ne 3 ft at 4 seconds and E 3 ft at 8 seconds. Rain, mainly in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Mon - N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 10 seconds and ne 4 ft at 5 seconds. A chance of showers, mainly in the morning.

Mon night - NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds and ne 1 foot at 5 seconds.

Tue - NE winds 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 8 seconds.

Tue night - S winds 10 kt, becoming sw after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wed - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wed night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu - NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Thu night - E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ200 328 Am Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles - A front will stall in the area today enhancing rain chances through early Monday. High pressure builds in from the north Monday and Tuesday followed by another cold front Thursday.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 210808 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 408 AM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
Clouds and widespread rain are expected behind a cold front today. Clearing skies should arrive during the day Monday as high pressure advances eastward. Warmer temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday should cool behind another cold front Wednesday night. The front should return north late in the week.



NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
Resolution of the front is a bit tricky right now but there's certainly drier air moving in from the north, maybe a bit less noticeable at the coast currently. Majority of the activity is showers near the coast with a larger swath of rain to our west which will move towards the area through the morning. With some guidance showing instability lingering near the coast left small thunder chances through the morning but could see this being overzealous.
More stratiform precip expected for the afternoon as the main swath of precip moves overhead along with a shortwave trough. With this shortwave moving offshore tonight the rain will come to an end around midnight, but the main trough will still be approaching from the west, providing some enhancement. Rain chances may stick around longer at the coast because of this. Otherwise, temperatures will also be difficult, highs likely happening early this morning with decreasing temperatures throughout the day amidst rain and clouds.
Highs largely in the mid 60s, a bit cooler inland and a bit warmer near the coast. Lows in the mid to upper 40s with continued cloudiness overnight.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/
An impressive upper trough will push eastward across the Carolinas during the day Monday. Even though the surface front will be located hundreds of miles offshore, there will be lingering mid level moisture up above 700 mb that could lead to a little light rain along the coast during the morning hours.
Forecast PoPs are only 20-30 percent and any clouds and precipitation should end as the trough axis aloft pushes overhead during the day. Inland areas should clear out by noon but it may take another few hours to get full sunshine to reach the coast Monday. Forecast highs are in the low-mid 60s, coolest at the coast.

High pressure moving across the Mid South should reach the Carolinas late Monday night, providing good radiational cooling within an already cool and dry airmass. Surprisingly (given how warm it was this weekend) lows should fall deep into the 40s all the way down to the beaches. Normally colder inland spots could dip into the 30s, although the risk of frost should remain low in populated areas.

The surface high will move offshore Tuesday afternoon with a weak seabreeze keeping the beaches several degrees cooler than inland areas: upper 60s versus lower 70s. With the high nudging farther offshore Tuesday night lows should moderate to 45-50, except lower 50s on the beaches.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
The passage of a strong upper system across New England on Wednesday should push a cold front southward, reaching the Carolinas Wednesday night. Heavily modified Canadian maritime air streaming in behind the front will likely hold Thursday's highs in the lower 70s inland with upper 60s the beaches.

A large swath of southerly winds developing in advance of the next synoptic low over the northern Plains late in the week should lift the front northward, again allowing warmer and more humid air to spread across the Carolinas. The timing on this airmass transition is quite uncertain however: the 00z Canadian and ECMWF are at least 24 hours quicker than the 00z GFS. This brings particular uncertainty to temperatures Friday afternoon into Saturday since the retreating front may have a 10-15 degree temperature gradient along it. Rain chances are no higher than 10 percent given ridging aloft and W-NW mid level flow.

AVIATION /06Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
Unsettled weather will lead to restrictions through the 06Z TAF period in the form of LIFR/IFR VSBYs/CIGs. Shower activity will decrease in coverage tonight and increase during the afternoon as a larger axis of rain moves through the area. Conditions may begin to improve towards the end of the period as rain shifts offshore and drier air starts to settle in.

MARINE
Through Tonight...A stalled front will lead to rainy conditions over the waters today. NNE winds will increase to near 15-20 kts during the afternoon as the PG tightens due to a disturbance aloft, but gusts are expected to stay just below SCA thresholds at this time.
Seas 3-5 ft.

Monday through Thursday Night...This morning's cold front should be located a few hundred miles off the Southeast coast Monday morning. Low pressure developing well east of Savannah along the front should drag down a 15-20 knot north wind with gusts to 25 kt across our coastal waters Monday, strongest south of Cape Fear. This is just shy of Small Craft Advisory criteria. After collaboration with NWS CHS we'll mention an SCA is possible Monday but will not raise an advisory at this time.

High pressure moving eastward across the Mid South should reach the coastal Carolinas late Monday night into Tuesday. Gradually weakening northeasterly winds are expected as the high approaches, then veering southeasterly Tuesday afternoon as the high moves offshore. Increasing southwest winds are expected Wednesday as the high moves offshore.

A cold front moving southward along the Eastern Seaboard should reach the Carolinas Wednesday night, veering wind directions north to northeasterly for Thursday.

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




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
WLON7 1 mi64 min 68°F 70°F29.87
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 8 mi64 min ENE 11G12 66°F 66°F29.89
MBNN7 8 mi64 min E 5.1G8 67°F 29.8866°F
MBIN7 11 mi64 min E 5.1G7 66°F 29.8866°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 14 mi86 min ENE 7.8G9.7 67°F 67°F29.9064°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 14 mi38 min 67°F2 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 35 mi86 min NNE 9.7G16 68°F 68°F29.8865°F
41108 36 mi64 min 68°F 68°F2 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 40 mi86 min N 9.7G9.7 68°F 70°F29.8867°F
SSBN7 40 mi99 min 69°F2 ft


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KILM WILMINGTON INTL,NC 3 sm41 minNE 056 smOvercast Mist 68°F64°F88%29.90
KSUT CAPE FEAR RGNL JETPORT/HOWIE FRANKLIN FLD,NC 23 sm14 mincalm7 smClear66°F64°F94%29.90
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Tide / Current for Wilmington, North Carolina
   
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Wilmington
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Sun -- 03:14 AM EDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:24 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:32 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:00 AM EDT     4.09 feet High Tide
Sun -- 03:35 PM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:28 PM EDT     4.54 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wilmington, North Carolina, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Campbell Island, North Carolina
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Campbell Island
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Sun -- 02:29 AM EDT     0.10 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:24 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:32 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 08:15 AM EDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Sun -- 02:50 PM EDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 08:43 PM EDT     4.22 feet High Tide
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Campbell Island, North Carolina, Tide feet
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