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Surf City, NC

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 6:10PM Friday March 5, 2021 3:02 PM EST (20:02 UTC) Moonrise 12:24AMMoonset 10:46AM Illumination 54% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 22 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- 1256 Pm Est Fri Mar 5 2021
This afternoon..N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tonight..N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
Sun..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
AMZ200 1256 Pm Est Fri Mar 5 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure will build in from the northwest this weekend, finally reaching the carolinas on Monday. Light southerly winds will develop behind the high by Tuesday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Surf City, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 051951 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 251 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021

SYNOPSIS. A dry cold front brings cooler through the weekend and into Monday. As this high moves off the coast a warming trend will ensue around the middle of the week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. High pressure will dominate the surface pattern through Saturday night. The high, over central Canada, will continue building south through the OH Valley into next week. The only semblance of weather will be a shortwave crossing southern GA and northern FL tonight into Sat. The 5h trough over the East Coast is strong enough to keep the shortwave and the bulk of its moisture suppressed south of the local area. Forecast soundings do show an increase in moisture above 9k with the wave passing south and an increase in mid and upper level cloud cover is anticipated overnight and for the first half of Sat. Moisture aloft shifts southeast later Sat with afternoon skies clearing from northwest to southeast with clear skies expected Sat night.

Increasing cloud cover tonight will help offset the impact of light winds and dry boundary layer conditions. Lows will end up below climo, but not as low as they could be. Highs Sat will again run below climo, with temps in the mid to upper 50s in most areas. Clouds in the morning will gave way to patches of sun by late morning with increasing afternoon sunshine. Light winds and clear skies Sat night will allow for excellent radiational cooling with lows potentially into the upper 20s in typical cold spots.

SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/. Deep layer north-northwesterly flow in place on Sunday as strong mid level trough axis swings through. Surface gradient will remain rather weak, the end result a sunny but very cool afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s some 10 degrees below climatology as will be the lows near 30. The mid level system swings decidedly off the coast by Monday but the surface high remains directly overhead as do higher heights in the entire boundary layer. This will lead to shallow mixing and a similarly cool afternoon as the low level thermal recovery is inhibited from being realized at the surface (the few added degrees a function of solar modification rather than advection).

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Tuesday afternoon warms back up to climatological norms as high pressure starts to slide off the coast. Even warmer values are slated for Wednesday as the center of the high moves even farther east, though an extension of ridging into the Carolinas will prevent what would've ended up even larger deviations from climo. As this setup largely remains unchanged Thursday into Friday temperatures will continue to climb as the airmass is modified by ample sunshine, the continued ridging from the northeast preventing strong warm advection.

AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. VFR. Slightly breezy north winds this afternoon will go calm tonight. High clouds move in this evening from the west, thickening overnight. Ceiling heights expected to remain 60 kft or higher, with ceilings less than 100 kft mostly across NE SC tomorrow.

Extended Outlook . VFR with mostly clear skies Saturday evening through Tuesday.

MARINE. Through Saturday night: High pressure centered northwest of the area will maintain northeast flow across the waters through Sat night. Gradient will support 10 to 15 kt with occasional periods of solid 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft with an occasional 4 ft overnight will diminish to around 2 ft by Sat evening/night.

Sunday through Wednesday . Slow moving high pressure will be the dominant wind and wave maker through the period. Early on as the center of the ridge progresses east while remaining to our north winds will be out of the north. As the center makes its closest approach on Tuesday winds will become light and quite variable allowing east to fall to 2 ft, maybe less. A light southerly flow will become established later in the day that will last into Wednesday in response to both the high moving offshore as well as it extending a ridge axis of higher pressures/lower wind speeds into the Carolinas.

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

SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . III SHORT TERM . mbB LONG TERM . mbB AVIATION . MARINE .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 22 mi44 min NNW 8.9 G 13 51°F 54°F1017.1 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 24 mi54 min ENE 3.9 G 7.8 52°F 1017.5 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 24 mi25 min 55°F3 ft
MBNN7 26 mi32 min NNW 6 G 12 55°F
NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC 28 mi77 min N 2.9 55°F 26°F
WLON7 29 mi44 min 57°F 54°F1017.7 hPa
MBIN7 32 mi32 min NNE 6 G 11 54°F 1016.6 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 33 mi54 min 48°F 59°F
41159 33 mi36 min 62°F3 ft
41064 34 mi54 min N 12 G 19 48°F 62°F1018 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 48 mi44 min NNW 7 G 9.9 49°F 54°F1018 hPa

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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MCAS New River, NC18 mi66 minN 11 G 1910.00 miFair52°F18°F26%1018.1 hPa

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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
Fri -- 08:32 PM EST     Last Quarter
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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

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

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