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Marine Products Page
Welcome to The National Weather Service Wilmington NC Marine Products Page. This page gives a description and examples of marine products The National Weather Service issues. To see other products...visit the flooding products page. You can also see a description of hurricane products... miscellaneous poducts...and winter weather products.

For a detailed explanation of the components of the products...visit the products explanation page. Otherwise...just click on the links below to see an example of the product. Some of the product examples will be updated in the future.
Gale Warning
A Gale Warning is issued for gradient sustained winds or frequent gusts of 34 to 47 knots which are not directly associated with tropical cyclones. A Gale Warning can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 24 hours in time. You will find the Gale Warning in the Coastal Waters Forecast. It will also be highlighted with a Marine Weather Statement. See an example.
FZUS72 KILM 250712 CLOSE
MWSILM

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
212 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006

AMZ250-252-254-256-251630-
/X.CON.KILM.MA.S.0023.061225T0800Z-061226T0400Z/
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
212 AM EST MON DEC 25 2006

...GALE WARNING TODAY...

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...DEVELOPING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO... WILL MOVE NORTHWARD AND PUSH A WARM FRONT ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO GALE STRENGTH DURING THE MORNING...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 KNOTS. SEAS WILL BUILD AS HIGH AS 10 TO 11 FEET.

AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES NORTH LATE IN THE DAY...SOUTH WINDS WILL TURN TO SOUTHWEST AND DIMINISH TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS. AS A COLD FRONT MOVES OFF THE COAST ON TUESDAY...WEST WINDS WILL LIKELY INCREASE TO AROUND 30 KNOTS.

MARINERS ARE URGED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WEATHER SITUATION.

$$

Hurricane Force Wind Warning
A Hurricane Force Wind Warning is issued for sustained winds or frequent gusts of 64 knots or greater not directly associated with tropical cyclones. A Hurricane Force Wind Warning can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 24 hours in time.
FZUS72 KILM 250712 CLOSE
Marine Weather Statement
A Marine Weather Statement can be issued for a variety of reasons. They can be issued to address sea fog...follow up Special Marine Warnings...or to address thunderstorms across the coastal waters that do not meet Special Marine Warning criteria. See an example.
FZUS72 KILM 072234 CLOSE
MWSILM

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
534 PM EST SUN JAN 7 2007

AMZ250-252-254-256-081100-
/X.CON.KILM.MA.S.0001.000000T0000Z-070108T1100Z/
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
534 PM EST SUN JAN 7 2007

...SEA FOG TO DEVELOP AFTER WARM FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS EVENING...

AREAS OF SEA FOG HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER. VISIBILITY WITHIN THESE AREAS WILL LOWER TO LESS THAN 1 NM AT TIMES...WITH POCKETS OF DENSE SEA FOG APPROACHING ZERO VISIBILITY.

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHWARD TONIGHT AND REACH SURF CITY BY MID-EVENING. CONDITIONS AFTER ITS PASSAGE WILL BECOME CONDUCIVE FOR SEA FOG TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE WATERS NORTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET...INCLUDING THE WATERS OFF OF CAPE FEAR TO SURF CITY.

WATER BODIES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED BY THE SEA FOG INCLUDING AREA INLETS...THE INTRA COASTAL WATERWAY AND WINYAH BAY.

MARINERS ARE URGED TO TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WHEN ENCOUNTERING THIS FOG INCLUDING THE USE OF AIDS TO NAVIGATION... GPS...SPOT LIGHTS...DEPTH FINDERS AND FOG HORNS.

$$

HOEHLER

Small Craft Advisory
A Small Craft Advisory is issued for gradient winds or frequent gusts of 25 to 33 knots and or seas of six feet or higher. A Small Craft Advisory can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 24 36 hours. They are issued with the Coastal Waters Forecast. See an example.
FZUS52 KILM 101100 CLOSE
CWFILM

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
600 AM EST WED JAN 10 2007

SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

AMZ200-101830-
600 AM EST WED JAN 10 2007

.SYNOPSIS FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES...
A STRONG AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD EAST ACROSS THE CAROLINAS TODAY AND THEN OFFSHORE ON THURSDAY. A WEAK COASTAL TROUGH MAY DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT TO THE EAST...BUT RIDGE BACK ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

$$

AMZ250-101830-
/O.CON.KILM.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-070110T1800Z/
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
600 AM EST WED JAN 10 2007

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT DURING THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4
TO 5 FT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2
FT NEAR SHORE.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

AMZ252-101830-
/O.CON.KILM.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-070110T1800Z/
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
600 AM EST WED JAN 10 2007

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING N
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT DURING THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4
TO 5 FT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2
FT NEAR SHORE.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.

$$

AMZ254-101830-
/O.CON.KILM. SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-070110T1500Z/
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
600 AM EST WED JAN 10 2007

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING N
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT BY MIDDAY. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SEAS AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2
FT NEAR SHORE.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRIDAY...E WNDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
FRIDAY NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

$$

AMZ256-101830-
/O.CON.KILM.SC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-070110T1500Z/
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
600 AM EST WED JAN 10 2007

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING N
10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT BY MIDDAY. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2
FT NEAR SHORE.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

$$
RJD

Small Craft Should Exercise Caution
Small Craft Should Exercise Caution is a headline used in the Coastal Waters Forecast when sustained winds of 20 knots are expected or seas of 4 to 5 feet when wave periods of 7 seconds or less are espected. This headline is used for the first period of the forecast only. See an example.
FZUS52 KILM 190735 CLOSE
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
235 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2007

SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

AMZ200-191515-
235 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2007

.SYNOPSIS FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES...
HIGH PRESSURE TO THE WEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD IN TODAY AND
SATURDAY...THEN WILL MOVE OFFSHORE ON SUNDAY. LOW PRESSURE AND
ITS ASSOCIATED FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
AND AFFECT THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY AND MAY STALL JUST TO
THE SOUTH OF THE AREA ON TUESDAY.

$$

AMZ250-191515-
/O.ROU.KILM.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
235 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2007

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

THROUGH 6 AM...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS AROUND 5 FT. SEAS
AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT
NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT...EXCEPT UP TO 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BULDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

AMZ252-191515-
/O.ROU.KILM.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
235 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2007

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

THROUGH 6 AM...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS AROUND 5 FT. SEAS
AROUND 4 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT UP TO 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

$$

AMZ254-191515-
/O.ROU.KILM.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
235 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2007

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THROUGH 6AM...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS
AROUND 5 FT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT 2 FT OR LESS NEAR SHORE.
.SAT NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

$$

AMZ256-191515-
/O.ROU.KILM.MA.F.0000.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
235 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2007

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THROUGH 6 AM...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS
AROUND 5 FT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

$$

III

Special Marine Warning
A Special Marine Warning is issued for winds of 34 knots or higher occurring for two hours or less...waterspouts...and hail 3/4 inch or greater in diameter. In addition...Special Marine Warnings can also be issued to provide specific wind information and timing pertaining to the approach and passage of strong cold fronts with short duration winds expected to exceed 34knots. See an example.
WHUS52 KILM 252038 CLOSE
SMWILM
AMZ270-252130-
/0.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0076.061225T2036Z-061225T2130Z/

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

*  SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
    WATERS FROM SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC FROM 20 TO 40 NM

*  UNTIL 430 PM EST

*  AT 332 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    PAIR OF SHOWERS PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS ABOUT 12 MILES EAST OF THE
    SUNSET MID SHELF BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. THIS POSITION
    IS APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE FRYING PAN SHOALS
    TOWER.

*  THESE WATERSPOUTS WILL BE NEAR
    THE FRYING PAN SHOALS TOWER AND BUOY AT 355 PM.

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...AND HEAVY RAINS. A
TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EST MONDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3331 7805 3319 7788 3373 7737 3381 7760
          3359 7772 3353 7784

$$

TRA

Storm Warning
A Storm Warning is issued for sustained gradient winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 knots not directly associated with tropical cyclones. These products can be issued anywhere from the current hour out to 24 hours in time.
FZUS72 KILM 250712 CLOSE
Surf Zone Forecast
The Surf Zone Forecast is normally issued between April 1 and October 31. It contains the rip current risk...UV index...lightning risk...tides...along with weather conditions and surf height conditions at the beaches. See an example.
FZUS52 KILM 310951 CLOSE
SRFILM
SURF ZONE FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
455 AM EST TUE OCT 31 2006

FOR THE BEACHES OF SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA, AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR
TODAY.

NCZ097-100-101-SCZ034-046-312245
GEORGETOWN-HORRY-BRUNSWICK- NEW HANOVER-PENDER
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SURF CITY...TOPSAIL BEACH..WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...
CAROLINA BEACH...KURE BEACH...FORT FISHER...BALD HEAD ISLAND...OAK ISLAND...
HOLDEN BEACH...OCEAN ISLE BEACH...NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...MYRTLE BEACH...SURFSIDE
BEACH...GARDEN CITY...MURRELLS INLET...LITCHFIELD...PAWLEYS ISLAND

.HAZARDS...
RIP CURRENT RISK:   SURF CITY TO EAST BALD HEAD ISLAND...            LOW RISK
SOUTH BALD HEAD ISLAND TO LITTLE RIVER...   LOW RISK
LITTLE RIVER TO MURRELLS INLET...                      LOW RISK
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER...      LOW RISK

EVEN WHEN THE RISK IS LOW...RIP CURRENTS ARE STILL POSSIBLE...
ESPECIALLY AROUND LOW TIDE...AND NEAR JETTIES AND PIERS.

UV INDEX AT NOON: 4 - MODERATE

LIGHTNING RISK:       NONE - NO CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING EXPECTED.

WATERSPOUT RISK:   NONE - NO WATERSPOUTS EXPECTED.

&&

.WEATHER...
SKY/WEATHER             PARTLY CLOUDY.

AIR TEMPERATURE:   HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE MID 70S.

WIND:                           WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE
BECOMING SOUTH AT 5 TO 10 MPH

&&

.SURF...
.SURF HEIGHT:           SURF CITY TO EAST BALD HEAD ISLAND              1 TO 2 FEET
SOUTH BALD HEAD ISLAND TO LITTLE RIVER...  1 TO 2 FEET
LITTLE RIVER TO MURRELLS INLET...                     1 TO 2 FEET
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER...     1 TO 2 FEET

SURF TEMPERATURE:           MID 60S.

.TIDES...
TIDE CHANGES FOR:

MASONBORO INLET NEAR WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH ON TUESDAY,
LOW TIDE OF 0.6 FEET AT 8:17 AM.
HIGH TIDE OF 4.3 FEET AT 2:46 PM.
LOW TIDE OF 0.5 FEET AT 9:11 PM.
HIGH TIDE OF 4.0 FEET AT 3:20 AM.

LOCKWOODS FOLLY INLET NEAR HOLDEN BEACH ON TUESDAY,
LOW TIDE OF 0.9 FEET AT 8:30 AM.
HIGH TIDE OF 4.9 FEET AT 2:36 PM.
LOW TIDE OF 0.5 FEET AT 9:12 PM.
HIGH TIDE OF 4.5 FEET AT 3:02 AM.

SPRINGMAID PIER AT MYRTLE BEACH ON TUESDAY,
LOW TIDE OF 0.9 FEET AT 8:15 AM.
HIGH TIDE OF 5.8 FEET AT 2:32 PM.
LOW TIDE OF 0.5 FEET AT 8:57 PM.
HIGH TIDE OF 5.4 FEET AT 2:58 AM.

&&

SPECIFIC BEACH RISK/UVI OUTLOOK FOR TODAY:

LOCATION                    RIP CURRENT         LIGHTNING      WATERSPOUT      UVI
SURF CITY                                      LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
TOPSAIL BEACH                           LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND                LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH                LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
MASONBORO ISLAND                  LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
CAROLINA BEACH                        LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
KURE BEACH                                  LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
BALD HEAD ISLAND EAST           LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
BALD HEAD ISLAND SOUTH        LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
OAK ISLAND                                   LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
CASWELL BEACH                           LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
LONG BEACH                                  LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
YAUPON BEACH                             LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
HOLDEN BEACH                             LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
OCEAN ISLE BEACH                      LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
SUNSET BEACH                              LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
CHERRY GROVE BEACH                LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH                LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
ATLANTIC BEACH                         LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
WINDY HILL BEACH                       LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
MYRTLE BEACH GRANDSTRAND LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
SURFSIDE BEACH                          LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
GARDEN CITY                                 LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
MURRELLS INLET                           LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
LITCHFIELD BEACH                      LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
PAWLEYS ISLAND                          LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
DEBIDUE BEACH                            LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
NORTH ISLAND                              LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
CAT ISLAND                                   LOW                   NONE                    NONE           4
$$

MR

National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, Wilmington NC
2015 Gardner Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 762-4289


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