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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Jacksonville, NC

June 19, 2024 12:13 PM EDT (16:13 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:55 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
Moonrise 5:31 PM   Moonset 2:38 AM 
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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 951 Am Edt Wed Jun 19 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from 3 pm edt this afternoon through Thursday evening - .

Rest of today - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 occasional 6 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Tonight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 occasional 6 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Wave detail: se 5 ft at 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

Thu night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Wave detail: se 5 ft at 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.

Fri - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A slight chance of showers.

Fri night - SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave detail: se 4 ft at 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Sat - SW winds around 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon.

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

Sun - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Sun night - SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ100 951 Am Edt Wed Jun 19 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - High pressure dominates but swell from a distant tropical wave and prolonged easterly winds will result in gradual deteriorating offshore conditions.


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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 191402 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1002 AM EDT Wed Jun 19 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure dominates through Thursday resulting in dry and warm conditions. Coastal troughing may bring some showers to the region late in the week into the weekend. A steady increase in heat and humidity is expected over the next several days with "feels like" temperatures potentially reaching the triple digits on Sunday.

NEAR TERM /REST OF TODAY/
As of 10 AM Wed... No significant changes to the forecast for the rest of today as ENC continues to warm up with temps already in the 80s across most locations. Expect a continued warm and dry trend through the rest of today with a deck of fair weather cumulus expected to increase in coverage through the afternoon.

Prev Disc...Another day of pleasant weather is in store as surface high pressure and the mid-upper ridge remain dominant over ENC. Weak surface troughing will setup this afternoon, which could support a few sprinkles, but chances are low given the weak forcing and strong subsidence. Highs will max out around 90 across the inner coastal plain with the coast and OBX reaching the mid- upper 80s. With dew points in the low 60s, minimum RHs will be around 35-40% (see Fire Weather section for details).

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT/
As of 4 AM Wednesday...Mild overnight temps return ranging from the low-mid 60s across the inner coastal plain to low 70s along the OBX. Fog seems unlikely given greater cloud cover and unlikelihood that we'll reach crossover temps. Low stratus seems more probable given our continued onshore flow and increase in low- level moisture.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/
As of 230 AM Wednesday...

- Elevated fire weather concerns continue into this weekend

- Building heat and humidity this weekend into early next week

- Increased thunderstorm risk early next week

Synoptic Summary: Surface and upper level ridging are forecast to remain in place through the end of the work week. Ridging then begins to break down over the weekend and into next week as upper level troughing develops from the Great Lakes into the Eastern U.S.

Thursday: A moist easterly flow and modest WAA may support a few westward-moving coastal showers, especially Thursday morning (similar to what has been observed early this morning). Rainfall amounts look to be very light, but given a consistent signal in deterministic guidance, I felt it worth a low-end chance mention along the southern OBX/Crystal Coast area. Otherwise, Thursday should be the last day of near normal temperatures thanks to lower thicknesses in the continued easterly low-mid level flow.

Friday-Sunday: Medium range guidance continue to insist that the upper level pattern will begin to change during this time. As upper level ridging breaks down, and as the surface high shifts offshore, a moistening return flow is forecast to develop. Within this flow, low-level thicknesses will begin to increase as well. This will lead to a steady increase in the heat and humidity, starting Friday, and most likely peaking on Sunday. By Sunday, dewpoints in the 70 and highs in the 90s is expected to support "feels like" temperatures rising into the 100-105 degree range. This has been consistently supported by both deterministic and ensemble guidance, and we'll plan to begin messaging this impact in the HWO and other public- facing products.

Despite increasing moisture, warm temps aloft will support a notable cap through at least Saturday. This combined with limited forcing should keep the risk of showers and thunderstorms at a minimum. Any chance of showers should be confined to the daily seabreeze. On Sunday, less of a cap is expected, and we should see a little more activity on the seabreeze (but probably still isolated in coverage).

Lastly, a tightening pressure gradient within the developing lee- trough will support increasing south to southwest winds by Sunday.
Ensemble guidance suggests dewpoints will mix out across the coastal plain as the winds and mixing increase, and this seems reasonable given the dry pattern of late, and very dry soils. With this in mind, the overlap of lower RH and breezy conditions should support a continued elevated fire weather risk.

Monday-Wednesday: Deterministic and ensemble guidance continue to show a moderate to strong signal for deeper moisture reaching Eastern NC within the continued southerly low-mid level flow. This in tandem with the seabreeze, a glancing shortwave, and possibly a cold front dropping into the area is expected to support an increased thunderstorm risk, especially on Monday. The overlap of moderate instability and modest deep layer shear could also support a marginal severe thunderstorm risk.

Dewpoints are expected to peak during this time, with a subsequent peak in humidity values. Afternoon highs are less certain, though, due to the potential for increased convective activity. However, given the boundary layer moisture in place, "feels like" temperatures could make a run at 100+ where sufficient heating can occur. Right now, Monday looks to carry the greatest risk of heat- related impacts.

AVIATION /14Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Wed/...
As of 7:20 AM Wednesday...VFR conditions are expected with diurnal cu developing in the afternoon. After the loss of peak heating, coverage will diminish to mostly clear skies as we head into the overnight hours. Overnight, some low stratus clouds may advect inland given persistent easterly flow and increasing low-level moisture.

LONG TERM /Wednesday night through Sunday/...
As of 230 AM Wednesday...

- Sub VFR CIGs possible (40-60% chance) along the coast Thursday

- Breezy southerly winds Sunday and Monday

- Increased TSRA risk Monday

A moist easterly flow may continue to support isolated SHRA activity along the coast on Thursday, along with SCT/BKN low CIGs . This appears most likely along the coast, with less of a risk inland.
Drier air then works back in Friday into Saturday, with less of a risk of SHRA or sub-VFR conditions. Breezy southerly winds are likely Sunday into Monday (60-80% chance). Increasing moisture within the southerly flow is also expected to lead to an increased TSRA risk, especially by Monday.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Wednesday/...
As of 4 AM Wednesday...Seas are building across the outer waters due to the distant tropical wave and extended period of easterly flow that we've been experiencing. The outer waters south of Oregon Inlet are expected to build to 6 ft by this afternoon, so a SCA has been issued for these zones through 11 PM tonight. The wind field will remain easterly at 10-15 kt with gusts near 20 kt south of Cape Hatteras.

LONG TERM /Wednesday night through Sunday/...
As of 230 AM Wednesday...

- Elevated wind and seas possible Sunday - Monday (40-60% chance)

- Increased thunderstorm risk on Monday

Continued easterly flow is expected to continue to support seas of 4- 6 ft on Thursday. Seas then slowly lay down to 2-4 ft as we move into the weekend thanks to a weakening of the easterly flow. Light south winds of 5-15 kt Friday and Saturday increase to 15-25kt Sunday into Monday, along with seas once again building to 4-6 ft. A few showers will be possible on Thursday, and again on Monday. The greatest risk of thunderstorms is expected Sunday night into Monday.

FIRE WEATHER
As of 4 AM Wed...The dry airmass remains in place with minimum RHs around 35-40%, especially away from the coast. This will overlap with breezy E winds at times, and is noteworthy for any ongoing, or planned, fires.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 3 PM this afternoon to 11 PM EDT Thursday for AMZ152-154-156-158.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 39 mi56 minENE 11G14 81°F 80°F30.29
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 39 mi56 minENE 17G19 79°F 80°F30.30
41159 41 mi48 min 79°F4 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 42 mi66 minE 14G19 79°F 79°F30.3168°F
41064 42 mi126 minENE 14G19 79°F 79°F30.3070°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 42 mi48 min 79°F4 ft
MBNN7 43 mi74 minE 8.9G15 82°F 30.2972°F
WLON7 44 mi56 min 80°F 82°F30.28
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 47 mi74 minENE 14G16 79°F 30.32
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 49 mi66 minE 14G19 79°F 79°F30.3069°F
MBIN7 49 mi74 minESE 12G14 80°F 30.2972°F


Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherAirDewPtRHinHg
KNCA NEW RIVER MCAS /H/ /MCCUTCHEON FLD/,NC 2 sm17 minESE 0910 smMostly Cloudy82°F66°F58%30.30
KOAJ ALBERT J ELLIS,NC 14 sm17 minENE 09G1410 smPartly Cloudy84°F64°F52%30.32
KNJM BOGUE FIELD MCALF,NC 20 sm16 minESE 128 smClear84°F66°F55%30.32
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Tide / Current for New River Inlet, North Carolina
   
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New River Inlet
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Wed -- 12:27 AM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:39 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:56 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:17 AM EDT     2.58 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:07 PM EDT     0.28 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:30 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:39 PM EDT     3.40 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:25 PM EDT     Sunset
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 Bogue Inlet, North Carolina
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Bogue Inlet
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Wed -- 12:25 AM EDT     0.30 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 05:55 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:14 AM EDT     1.91 feet High Tide
Wed -- 12:05 PM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:29 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:36 PM EDT     2.52 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:24 PM EDT     Sunset
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Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, Tide feet
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