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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for North Topsail Beach, NC

June 21, 2024 10:19 PM EDT (02:19 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:55 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
Moonrise 7:38 PM   Moonset 4:07 AM 
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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 1001 Pm Edt Fri Jun 21 2024

Overnight - S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw late. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Isolated showers and tstms.

Sat - SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. Isolated tstms in the morning. Isolated showers.

Sat night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

Sun - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: S 3 ft at 4 seconds and se 3 ft at 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.

Sun night - SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers and tstms.

Mon - SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: S 5 ft at 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers and tstms.

Mon night - SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms.

Tue - W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms in the morning.

Tue night - S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Wed - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed night - SW winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers after midnight.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ100 1001 Pm Edt Fri Jun 21 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - Coastal troughing continues through Sunday, while high pressure shifts offshore over the weekend, and continuing into the upcoming week. A front approaches on Monday, with another front affecting the region on Thursday.


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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 220207 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 1007 PM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
A tropical disturbance will track inland around the northern Florida and southern Georgia coasts this evening. A warming trend will then begin Saturday with an extended period of heat, humidity, and diurnal convection through the middle of next week.

UPDATE
Showers continue around Georgetown area and are beginning to dissipate gradually. Onshore flow and low level convergence may continue to produce isolated showers for the remainder of this evening.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/
Surface high pressure centered to the northeast over the western Atlantic will continue to slowly shift eastward through Saturday as a tropical disturbance moves inland along the N FL/S GA coasts this evening. Lingering showers/isolated storms this evening will end due to loss of diurnal heating but additional showers could impact mostly coastal areas later tonight as weak coastal troughing develops. Some fog is expected inland later tonight due to increasing low-level moisture and light winds, which could become locally dense. Any fog will dissipate quickly around daybreak with mostly coastal showers transitioning inland with even a few rumbles of thunder possible. However, rainfall will be limited in any one place and thus we are not expecting a washout by any means.

Lows tonight should mostly be near to slightly above normal in the lower to mid 70s. Highs Saturday should be a bit warmer as the flow begins to turn southerly, generally ranging from the mid to upper 80s closer to the coast (with peak heat indices in the lower to mid 90s) to lower to mid 90s inland (with peak heat indices near 100 degrees).

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/
Mid level ridge will push to the west as a northwest flow develops across our area through early week. There appears to be a decent chance of convection both Sunday and Monday afternoon via basically more mesoscale features although some spin is noted in high resolution guidance Sunday probably from the tropical entity.
Temperatures will be on the increase with middle to upper 90s inland cooler along the coast and a return to middle 70s for lows. Residual higher dewpoints courtesy of the tropical wave along with these temperatures may necessitate a heat advisory Monday.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
Overall the major components of the extended forecast remain in place. These consist of a brief northwest flow aloft relaxing in time along with very warm temperatures with perhaps an increasing chance for convection late. The warmest day will be Wednesday where the possibility of triple digit heat remains (inland) although probably not widespread. There continues to be some support for a decent rainfall event next Friday via mid level troughing and of course a stalling front this time of year.

AVIATION /02Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
VFR inland this evening as lingering showers and mid level clouds dissipate. Along the coast, periods of MVFR clouds will develop in onshore flow prior to midnight with a better chance of dissipation overnight. These are likely to be temporary with the prevailing conditions being VFR.

Increasing confidence in fog development tonight due to a combination of rainfall earlier today and winds becoming calm prior to sunrise. Onshore flow with dew points in the upper 60s and low 70s are likely to produce patchy dense fog, mainly inland. Have kept ILM in the fog, but confidence near the coast is low as onshore flow could produce mainly low clouds.

Isolated to widely scattered showers and storms expected tomorrow afternoon.

Extended Outlook... VFR to prevail outside of the periodic MVFR/IFR from diurnally-induced showers/storms and morning low clouds/fog.

MARINE
Through Saturday...Atlantic high pressure centered to the northeast will prevail as a tropical disturbance pushes inland along the N FL/S GA coasts tonight. Winds/seas will generally improve as the pressure gradient slackens off the Carolina coast.

Saturday night through Wednesday...A south to southwesterly flow will be in place a good part of the period with the strongest winds late Sunday into Monday via enhanced low level jetting probably ending up in the lower end of a 15-20 knot range. Outside of this 10-15 knots will be the case. A brief offshore direction is noted Tuesday but the more synoptic flow southerly flow will quickly jump back into place. Significant seas will be 2-4 feet.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
Other - Rip Currents: A high risk of rip currents is in effect today for Pender, New Hanover, Horry, and Georgetown County beaches, as well as Ocean Isle Beach west in Brunswick, due to ESE swell and full moon. Although Oak Island and the south side of Bald Head Island should see weak rip activity today, the rip current risk will be higher for the western half of Brunswick and therefore a moderate risk is in effect for the county. Rip risk will improve to moderate for east facing beaches on Saturday as the ESE swell weakens, with a low risk forecasted for all beaches Sunday.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...High Risk for Rip Currents from 6 AM EDT Saturday through Saturday evening for NCZ106-108.
SC...None.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
41064 25 mi72 minS 5.8G9.7 80°F 80°F30.1678°F
41159 25 mi54 min 80°F3 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi72 minSE 7.8G9.7 80°F 80°F30.1575°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 28 mi54 min 80°F3 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi50 minSE 7G8 80°F 81°F30.15
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 30 mi72 minESE 5.8G9.7 80°F 80°F30.1775°F
MBNN7 31 mi50 minSSE 5.1G7 80°F 30.1377°F
WLON7 35 mi50 min 80°F 83°F30.14
MBIN7 36 mi50 minSE 7G8.9 80°F 30.1578°F
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 41 mi50 minSSE 4.1G5.1 78°F 80°F30.16
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 45 mi80 minSSE 8G8.9 78°F 30.17


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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KNCA NEW RIVER MCAS /H/ /MCCUTCHEON FLD/,NC 21 sm23 minSSE 0410 smClear77°F77°F100%30.17
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Tide / Current for New River Inlet, North Carolina
   
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New River Inlet
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Fri -- 01:58 AM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:07 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:57 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:50 AM EDT     2.73 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:39 PM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:09 PM EDT     3.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:38 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:10 PM EDT     Full Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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New River Inlet, North Carolina, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for New Topsail Inlet, North Carolina
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New Topsail Inlet
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Fri -- 02:41 AM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:09 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:58 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:54 AM EDT     2.73 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:22 PM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:13 PM EDT     3.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:38 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:10 PM EDT     Full Moon
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New Topsail Inlet, North Carolina, Tide feet
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2.5


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