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Holly Ridge, NC

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 5:36PM Friday January 28, 2022 4:37 PM EST (21:37 UTC) Moonrise 3:47AMMoonset 1:44PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 334 Pm Est Fri Jan 28 2022
.gale warning in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon...
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain likely early this evening, then a chance of rain late this evening and overnight.
Sat..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely with a chance of snow in the morning, then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Sat night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
AMZ200 334 Pm Est Fri Jan 28 2022
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Low pressure will develop off the southeast coast through tonight then move northeast and strengthen. This will create treacherous marine conditions tonight and continuing well into the upcoming weekend. High pressure returns for the start of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Holly Ridge, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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FXUS62 KILM 282026 AFDILM

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington NC 326 PM EST Fri Jan 28 2022

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure will deepen as it moves up through the offshore waters bringing light rain this evening into tonight, mainly along the coast. A period of snow will follow overnight into early Saturday with accumulations up to an inch inland. Bitter cold weather this weekend will gradually warm through next week. Rain returns to forecast mid to late next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/. Some changes to the forecast granted a bit more than I had anticipated this morning. The GFS and ECMWF have come in with snow amounts a bit higher mainly near the axis of the "band" if you will moving across the area overnight tonight.

This axis is a strongly forced albeit narrow area of frontogenesis in the 850mb to 700mb layer. Essentially all guidance has this signal and has had for sometime just with different strengths and or qpf amounts. The feature is maximized along the Pee Dee region and even wants to extend northwest to southeast into the Myrtles slightly. Out of deference to the previously mentioned models, the fact the feature seems to be really rocking across Kentucky, we have increased snowfall for these areas slightly and expanded the winter weather advisory to the south and east.

Still not expecting an epic event by any stretch of the imagination but a few areas far northwest could see 1-2 inches with near one inch elsewhere outside of the North Carolina coast and points extreme south. Interesting to note the guidance has the forcing weakening as it moves across the Wilmington/Brunswick county areas Saturday morning but there should be some snow falling briefly with negligible impacts. Slowly clearing Saturday afternoon but cold and blustery with highs struggling to reach 40.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. One of the coldest nights of the season on tap for Saturday night and Sunday morning as crisp 850mb temps of -10C move into the area. Forecast has temps dropping into upper teens area wide, though known cold spots could see lower temps as winds are quick to die down during the night. Backward trajectories show the origin of our cold air Sunday morning as far northern Canada near the Arctic Circle. Winds decreasing during the night will at least limit wind chills. Dewpoints tank Saturday night through Sunday into single digits, with RH values around 25% Sunday.

Ridging from the southwest Sunday will bring southwesterly winds and a slight warmup compared to Saturday as high temps reach mid to upper 40s. Breezy winds will add to the coolness of the air during the day. Temps Sunday night will not be as bitter cold, but still below freezing in the upper 20s as air mass is slow to recover.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Monday will kick off a welcome warming trend for next week. Upper air pattern remains progressive but atmosphere remains too dry for anything more than increased high clouds. A weak low develops offshore Monday before exiting Monday night, but only sensible weather on land will be a wind shift. High pressure from the north strengthens into Tuesday as a mid level ridge builds over the southeast. Deep high pressure to the east Wednesday and Thursday will lead to strong return flow and enhanced warming. Rain chances return to the forecast late Wednesday due to increased moisture, but next best chance of rain will come late Thursday as PW values increase to 1.5" ahead of an approaching cold front. Cooling and drying behind the front Friday. High temps: upper 50s Monday and low 60s Tuesday increase to near 70 for Wednesday and Thursday. Low temps: near 30 Tuesday morning, 40 Wed morning, and low 50s Thursday morning.

AVIATION /21Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Expect VFR conditions through a good bit of the forecast period although plenty of moisture to navigate. Overcast skies well above any flight restriction will continue through the evening and basically into the overnight hours. Basically any significant threat from light rain is gone with only a narrow band of snow to move across early Saturday. This will affect mostly inland sites as high resolution models show more limited impacts for the coastal sites. Some lingering stratus may drop or keep all sites in IFR for a while late in the period.

Extended Outlook . VFR will dominate.

MARINE. Through Saturday . Low pressure now developing well off to the south and east as the waters currently have a northerly flow in place. This feature will move north tonight and Saturday and increase in strength dramatically as the mid level feature currently in Kentucky arrives. A strong northwest flow of 25-30 knots will develop for a few hours Saturday and have elevated the Gale Watch to a warning for all waters. Significant seas at first glance seem low for prolific winds but make sense as the flow will be almost exclusively offshore minimizing the fetch.

Saturday Night through Wednesday . Conditions will continue to improve Saturday night as strong low pressure over the northeast continues moving away and pressure gradient starts to relax. Forecast has sub-advisory conditions developing overnight, with 10- 15 kt NW winds and 2-4 ft seas by Sunday morning. Brief period of benign conditions early Sunday before 15 kt SW winds develop late Sunday afternoon. Seas 1-3 ft late morning increase to 3-5 ft by Sunday evening. Flow turns offshore Monday less than 10 kts with seas 1-3 ft. Light northeast winds Tuesday with seas 1-2 ft as high pressure develops inland to the north. Center of high pressure shifts offshore Wednesday and onshore flow develops of 10-15 kt with seas increasing to 2-3 ft. Seas primarily wind wave driven throughout period.

ILM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. SC . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 10 AM EST Saturday for SCZ017-023-024-032-033-059. NC . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 10 AM EST Saturday for NCZ087-096-099. MARINE . Gale Warning from 6 AM to 3 PM EST Saturday for AMZ250-252-254- 256.

SYNOPSIS . ILM NEAR TERM . SHK SHORT TERM . VAO LONG TERM . VAO AVIATION . SHK MARINE . SHK/VAO


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 21 mi50 min NNW 5.1G8 44°F 48°F1010.5 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 25 mi90 min N 9.7G14 46°F 52°F1011.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 25 mi72 min 52°F3 ft
MBNN7 25 mi38 min NNW 4.1G7 44°F 1010.6 hPa (-2.7)
WLON7 26 mi50 min 44°F 43°F1010.6 hPa
MBIN7 31 mi38 min NNW 5.1G8 44°F 1010.1 hPa (-2.6)
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 37 mi30 min N 18G23 48°F 60°F1009.7 hPa
41064 40 mi30 min N 18G25 49°F 61°F1010.2 hPa
41159 40 mi42 min 61°F4 ft

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC17 mi42 minNNE 710.00 miLight Rain46°F28°F50%1011.2 hPa
Wilmington International Airport, NC22 mi45 minNNW 610.00 miLight Rain45°F31°F58%1011.5 hPa
Jacksonville, Albert J Ellis Airport, NC23 mi42 minVar 310.00 miMostly Cloudy46°F23°F40%1011.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KNCA

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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 -- 03:46 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:51 AM EST     3.15 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:04 AM EST     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:44 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:15 PM EST     2.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:36 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 10:53 PM EST     -0.33 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Bannermans Branch, Northeast River, North Carolina
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Bannermans Branch
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Fri -- 03:47 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:12 AM EST     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:48 AM EST     1.42 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:43 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 05:36 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:10 PM EST     0.02 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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