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North Topsail Beach, NC

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 6:10PM Friday March 5, 2021 1:15 AM EST (06:15 UTC) Moonrise 12:23AMMoonset 10:45AM Illumination 60% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 957 Pm Est Thu Mar 4 2021
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday morning...
Overnight..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough late.
Fri..N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
Sat..N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. NEar shore, seas around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.
Sat night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 ft, then around 2 ft after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Mon..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw around 5 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to flat.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near North Topsail Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 050451 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 1151 PM EST Thu Mar 4 2021

SYNOPSIS. A dry cold front overnight will bring cooler air across the Carolinas Friday into the weekend, while low pressure passes south of the area with a few clouds on Saturday. Dry weather will continue through much of next week with a noticeable warm-up into mid-week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/. Dry wx will continue through the entire Near Term Period. A dry, weak front drops through the area around midnight tonight with NW winds shifting to the N. Even with a little bit of wind, a clear sky will still allow temps to fall into the mid/upr 30s, slightly below normal for early March. Weak low-level CAA continues behind the front for Fri, leading to temps only maxing out in the mid 50s most areas under a mostly sunny sky. Some increasing clouds then for Fri night as moisture increases in the WSW flow aloft, but low and mid levels are well too dry for any precip.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. An already highly amplified trough will deepen further through the period. Low pressure will develop as a result well offshore, far enough to preclude any rain chances. Cold advection will be fostered by the setup however keeping both daytime highs and nighttime lows some 10 degrees below climatology despite ample sunshine.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Strong mid level trough will be off the coast by the start of the period allowing for building heights from the west while at the surface high pressure remains overhead to inhibit mixing leading to one last cool day. High moves off the coast Tuesday but not by much. Even so, a little bit of the low level warm advection should make it to the surface for a more seasonable afternoon. This setup is relatively unchanged as we round out the period. Each afternoon will tack on a few degrees from the previous and a few low level diurnally formed cumulus clouds will start dotting the sky.

AVIATION /06Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. VFR conditions will continue through the next 24 hours.

Extended Outlook . Low pressure to the south may bring clouds late tonight into Saturday, but ceilings should remain VFR with no aviation impacts.

MARINE. Through Friday Night: Sub-SCA conditions continue over the next several days as sfc high pressure gradually builds in from the NW. A weak front drops through the waters tonight, with weak CAA allowing for occasional gusts to 25 kt but mainly up to 20 kt. Winds then just 10-15 kt for Fri/Fri night as the high moves closer to the area. Seas consistently 2-4 ft during this timeframe, with the 4 footers mainly just following the fropa late tonight into Fri morning.

Saturday through Tuesday . Northerly winds abate quickly on Saturday as high pressure moves in from the north. A small southward push of this high will allow the still northerly winds to increase back to more typical speeds. The offshore fetch meanwhile will preclude any significant building of wave heights. The lightest winds of the period then slated for Monday as the center of the high arrives. Its gradual progress offshore on Tuesday to veer winds to the SE.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . None. NC . Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 AM EST Friday for NCZ107. MARINE . None.



SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . MAS SHORT TERM . mbB LONG TERM . mbB AVIATION . TRA MARINE . ILM


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41064 25 mi68 min N 3.9 G 7.8 60°F 62°F1013 hPa
41159 25 mi50 min 63°F2 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi68 min N 5.8 G 7.8 51°F 1013.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 28 mi39 min 55°F2 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi46 min NW 6 G 8 52°F 53°F1013 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 30 mi68 min 59°F 59°F
MBNN7 31 mi22 min NW 2.9 G 5.1 50°F
NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC 33 mi91 min Calm 47°F 41°F
WLON7 35 mi46 min 45°F 55°F1013.8 hPa
MBIN7 36 mi16 min N 5.1 G 8 52°F 1012.6 hPa (+0.8)
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 41 mi46 min N 1.9 G 1.9 48°F 55°F1013.1 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 45 mi16 min N 14 G 18 51°F 1013.7 hPa (+0.7)

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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MCAS New River, NC21 mi80 minN 010.00 miFair43°F33°F68%1013.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New River Inlet, North Carolina
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New River Inlet
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Fri -- 12:05 AM EST     3.26 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:23 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:32 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:33 AM EST     0.02 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:44 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 12:30 PM EST     2.59 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:09 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:33 PM EST     -0.10 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:32 PM EST     Last Quarter
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3.33.12.61.91.10.50.10.10.411.62.22.52.52.21.60.90.3-0-0.10.30.91.62.4

Tide / Current Tables for New Topsail Inlet, North Carolina
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New Topsail Inlet
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Fri -- 12:09 AM EST     3.26 feet High Tide
Fri -- 12:24 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:34 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:16 AM EST     0.02 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 10:46 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 12:34 PM EST     2.59 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:10 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:16 PM EST     -0.10 feet Low Tide
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3.33.12.72.11.40.80.300.10.61.42.12.52.62.31.81.20.60.1-0.100.51.32.2

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