North Topsail Beach, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
L-36.com
Top   Marine   7-Day   NWS   Buoy   Airport   Tide   Map   GEOS   Radar   TAF  

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for North Topsail Beach, NC

June 17, 2024 9:58 AM EDT (13:58 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:54 AM   Sunset 8:26 PM
Moonrise 3:24 PM   Moonset 1:38 AM 
  Print   HELP   Reset   Save   Recall  New
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
    EDIT      HIDE   Help
AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 949 Am Edt Mon Jun 17 2024

Rest of today - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: E 3 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 13 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Tonight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: se 3 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Tue - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 3 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Tue night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave detail: se 5 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Fri - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers.

Fri night - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

AMZ100 949 Am Edt Mon Jun 17 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - High pressure dominates through midweek week resulting in dry, warm, quiet weather.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near North Topsail Beach, NC
   Hourly   EDIT   Help   Map   HIDE
NEW! Add second zone forecast


Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
      HIDE   Help   
NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS62 KILM 171326 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 926 AM EDT Mon Jun 17 2024

SYNOPSIS
Surface high pressure centered just to our north should provide dry weather and onshore winds for much of the upcoming week.
A tropical disturbance expected to remain to our south could spread a few showers across the Carolinas Thursday or Friday.
Warming trend forecasted for late week into next weekend.

UPDATE
12Z GSO sounding shows a very moist layer below 700 mb.
Associated cloud cover is working its way southward around a 700 mb ridge centered over the NC Piedmont, and will be the most significant challenge with todays forecast. This ridge will lift north today, and flow will become more easterly, and should allow for some of the drier air over eastern NC to erode the cloud cover from east to west through the afternoon. No significant changes to going forecast other than to initialize sky cover based on morning satellite imagery.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
Ridging aloft overhead and elongated surface high east of Cape Cod extended southwest will keep the region dry today and tonight. Strong mid-level subsidence will keep any clouds that develop from moisture in the 800-900mb layer relatively flat.
Some of the guidance is showing some shower development this afternoon, but given the strength of the subsidence this seems unlikely. Have noticed a lot of the CAMs have started backing off on coverage this afternoon. Highs today will be near climo as the strongest subsidence from the ridging aloft is located farther north. Even though there will be some subsidence the easterly low level flow will ensure a healthy marine influence, despite water temps running about a degree above normal. Should be enough boundary layer mixing tonight that fog is not an issue, but moisture under the inversion may lead variably cloudy skies overnight. The combo of clouds and boundary layer winds will keep lows above climo.

SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/
Strong subsidence associated with deep ridging from the north will keep the area dry, sunny, and seasonable for the short term period, with PWATs below normal near 1 inch. High temps near normal both Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs around 90F inland and mid 80s across coastal counties with onshore flow and sea breeze. Low temps Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the mid 60s.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
Main feature of the long term is a mid-upper trough that moves east to west south of the area Thursday into Friday. Looks like we may remain dry Thursday before pops increase a bit Friday with the disturbance. WAA and moisture advection dominates next weekend between Bermuda high and trough inland, with latest GFS and CMC keeping a piece of the late week disturbance lingering nearby into the weekend. Current forecast has increasing temps and chance pops for next weekend, and ensemble data supports warming trend late week into next weekend.

AVIATION /13Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
VFR will continue through tonight. Some SCT/BKN clouds, with bases around 5k ft will linger into mid-morning before mixing out. Winds from the east again today with speeds around 10 kt during peak heating. Boundary layer winds and dry low level air will prevent any fog/low stratus development.

Extended Outlook...VFR.

MARINE
Through Tonight...East-northeast winds this morning will become more easterly during the day as the elongated ridge axis shifts west-northwest and a weak sea breeze develops. Gradient will keep speeds 10-15 kt. Seas will run a little higher than speeds would suggest due to the prolonged onshore flow and decent fetch. The easterly wind wave at 6-7 seconds will be dominant.

Tuesday through Friday...Easterly/onshore winds persist Tuesday through end of the week around high pressure centered to the northeast. Winds sustained around 10-15 kts, with gusts to 20 kts through Thursday. A trough is forecasted to move either across or just south of the area around Friday, which will lighten the winds a bit while increasing thunderstorm chances over the waters Thursday night and Friday. Seas 3-4 ft Tuesday increase to 4-5 ft Wednesday through Friday as easterly swell builds. 6-footers possible late Wednesday through early Friday, particularly for outer coastal waters near 20nm from shore.

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, along with Myrtle Beach southward in Horry, Wednesday through Friday. 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. Breaking wave heights approach 6 feet at east-facing beaches late Thursday through early Friday.

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




Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       HIDE   Help
Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
41064 25 mi50 minE 3.9G7.8 80°F 79°F30.2271°F
41159 25 mi62 min 79°F3 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi50 minENE 5.8G9.7 79°F 78°F30.2365°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 28 mi62 min 78°F3 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28 mi58 minENE 8G8.9 78°F 80°F30.22
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 30 mi50 minENE 5.8G9.7 79°F 79°F30.2367°F
MBNN7 31 mi58 minE 5.1G8 81°F 30.2169°F
WLON7 35 mi58 min 82°F 82°F30.20
MBIN7 36 mi64 minESE 8G11 79°F 30.2169°F
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 41 mi58 minENE 6G8.9 79°F 80°F30.22
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 45 mi58 minENE 11G12 78°F 30.24


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
(wind in knots)    EDIT      HIDE   Help
toggle option: (graph/table)



Airport Reports
    EDIT      HIDE   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KNCA NEW RIVER MCAS /H/ /MCCUTCHEON FLD/,NC 21 sm2 hrsNNE 0410 smA Few Clouds75°F66°F74%30.23
Link to 1 hour of 5 minute data for KNCA
   
NEW Forecast page for KNCA


Wind History graph: NCA
(wind in knots)
toggle option: (graph/table)


Tide / Current for New River Inlet, North Carolina
   
EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   HIDE   Help
New River Inlet
Click for Map
Mon -- 02:38 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 04:37 AM EDT     2.46 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:33 AM EDT     0.40 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:24 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:07 PM EDT     3.13 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 11:38 PM EDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

New River Inlet, North Carolina, Tide feet
12
am
0.7
1
am
1.1
2
am
1.7
3
am
2.1
4
am
2.4
5
am
2.4
6
am
2.2
7
am
1.8
8
am
1.2
9
am
0.7
10
am
0.4
11
am
0.4
12
pm
0.7
1
pm
1.2
2
pm
1.9
3
pm
2.5
4
pm
2.9
5
pm
3.1
6
pm
3
7
pm
2.6
8
pm
2
9
pm
1.4
10
pm
0.8
11
pm
0.5


Tide / Current for Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina
   EDIT      HIDE   Help
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina, Tide feet


Weather Map
      HIDE   Help


GEOS Local Image of Mid-Atlantic   
EDIT   HIDE



Morehead City, NC,




NOTICE: Some pages have affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please read website Cookie, Privacy, and Disclamers by clicking HERE. To contact me click HERE. For my YouTube page click HERE