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Porters Neck, NC

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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 5:07PM Tuesday November 19, 2019 8:55 PM EST (01:55 UTC) Moonrise 11:56PMMoonset 12:59PM Illumination 46% 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- 604 Pm Est Tue Nov 19 2019
Tonight..NW winds 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late this evening. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers through the day, then showers likely through the night.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
AMZ200 604 Pm Est Tue Nov 19 2019
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure from the gulf coast states will work its way across the area tonight through Thursday, before sliding off the coast and offshore Friday. A fairly potent cold front will arrive late Saturday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Porters Neck, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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Fxus62 kilm 192305
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
605 pm est Tue nov 19 2019

Synopsis
High pressure and seasonable weather through mid-week before a
warmup on Friday. A cold front will move across the carolinas
late Saturday. High pressure will usher in a seasonable airmass
for the start of next week.

Update
Only minor tweaks to sky (generally down this evening) and
forecast low temperatures (up a degree in spots). Fog risk
appears to be highest across the pee dee region late tonight,
where i've introduced areas of fog after 3 am. Patchy fog
will be possible elsewhere away from the coast.

Near term through Wednesday night
High pressure will build into the area tonight as an upper level
disturbance moves out of the area. The result should be gradually
clearing skies for the next 12 hours or so, followed by mainly clear
skies through Wednesday night. Mins tonight and Wednesday night
should fall to the upper 30s to lower 40s with maximums
Wednesday around 60.

Short term Thursday through Friday night
Surface high overhead Thu morning shifts offshore into Fri as the
pattern aloft flattens. Chilly start to the day thu, due to mostly
clear skies and light calm winds Wed night, will keep highs a little
below climo, however an abundance of Sun (possibly filtered through
cirrus at times) will push highs into the lower 60s despite temps
starting out in the 30s. Air mass modification coupled with warmer
start and development of southerly flow will push highs near 70 for
fri. A cold front will approach from the north Fri night. However,
it appears the front will stall before reaching the area as southern
stream low moving into the tn valley for the weekend halts its
progress. Anticipate an increase in cloud cover Fri night, but
rainfall chances will be limited by lack of deep moisture and weak
forcing. Increasing clouds and southerly winds 5-10 mph will keep
lows well above climo.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday
Mid-level shortwave and surface inflection move through the tn
valley and into the mid-atlantic Sat into sun. Cold front trailing
the surface low moves into the area later sat, likely accompanied by
showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm. After a warm day on
sat, highs in the 70s in spite of heavy cloud cover, temperatures
return to values typical of late nov early next week as high
pressure builds in from the west. Ahead of the front precipitable
water will be in excess of 1.5", but drops under 0.25" later sun.

Currently frontal passage is not looking all that impressive as far
as strong severe storm potential. However, it is the time of year
for high shear low CAPE events and this has the potential to be one
of those events.

Aviation 00z Wednesday through Sunday
Scattered clouds with brief MVFR conditions will eject to the ne
with the mid-level vorticity maximum this evening. Behind the upper-
low, weak dry air advection will take place associated with a
dissipating cold front. Mid-level clouds currently over the western
carolinas could play a factor in fog potential this evening as they
would limit the cooling potential and subsequent fog chances. At the
moment, expect widespread ifr fog with a few areas of dense fog <1 2
mi. The best chance of dense fog will be at our inland terminals,
especially flo.VFR conditions developing late Tue morning through
the end of the period.

Extended outlook...VFR through Friday with showers and sub-vfr
conditions possible this weekend.

Marine
Expect 10-15 kt NW flow tonight into Wed as high pressure builds in
from the w. Winds will become more northerly Wednesday night while
remaining in the 10 to 15 kt range. Seas of 2 to 3 feet are
expected tonight through Wednesday night.

Northerly flow decreases Thu as gradient weakens and the center of
the surface high shifts offshore. Wind speeds drop from 10 to 15 kt
in the morning to under 10 kt by early afternoon. High shifts
offshore Fri with southerly flow developing and then gradually
increasing Fri night and Sat as low pressure moves into the tn
valley, tightening the gradient. Low ends up passing north of the
area, but drags a cold front to the coast Sat evening. Southwest
flow peaks around 20 kt late Sat with cold advection in the wake of
the front keeping winds near 20 kt Sat night into sun. Northwest
winds continue Sun with speeds decreasing in the afternoon as cold
advection wanes. Northeast wind wave quickly subsides in response to
speeds dropping under 10 kt late Thu and Thu night. Southwest wind
wave around 2 ft starts to become evident midday Fri and builds sat
into Sat night. Offshore flow will lead to southwest wind wave
becoming more westerly sun. Offshore flow will help knock seas back
from near 6 ft Sun morning.

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Iii
update... Tra
near term... Ran
short term... Iii
long term... Iii
aviation... 21


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 6 mi61 min N 2.9 G 5.1 50°F 58°F1011.7 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 10 mi47 min N 7.8 G 12 53°F 60°F1012 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 10 mi45 min 61°F2 ft
WLON7 12 mi61 min 48°F 55°F1012.2 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 29 mi47 min NNW 14 G 21 48°F
41108 42 mi55 min 60°F2 ft
41064 43 mi47 min NNW 12 G 19 58°F 74°F1011.3 hPa
41159 43 mi55 min 74°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wilmington International Airport, NC9 mi62 minN 08.00 miFair48°F45°F89%1012.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Wrightsville Beach
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Tue -- 12:01 AM EST     3.28 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:54 AM EST     -0.00 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:47 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:29 PM EST     4.05 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:58 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 04:13 PM EST     Last Quarter
Tue -- 05:05 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:58 PM EST     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:56 PM EST     Moonrise
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3.332.41.50.70.200.20.81.72.63.5443.52.61.60.70.1-0.10.20.81.62.5

Tide / Current Tables for New Topsail Inlet, North Carolina
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New Topsail Inlet
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Tue -- 12:17 AM EST     2.82 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:47 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 06:55 AM EST     0.35 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 12:41 PM EST     3.32 feet High Tide
Tue -- 12:58 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 04:13 PM EST     Last Quarter
Tue -- 05:04 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 07:54 PM EST     0.25 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:55 PM EST     Moonrise
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