Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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FZUS72 KILM 182046

Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
446 PM EDT Wed Apr 18 2018

Coastal waters from Surf City to Cape Fear NC out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out
20 nm-
Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out
20 nm-
Coastal waters from Murrells Inlet to South Santee River SC out
20 nm-
446 PM EDT Wed Apr 18 2018

...Low Water Levels Expected With the Overnight Low Tide...

Astronomical low tides and West-Southwest winds, will result in
abnormally low water levels overnight into early Thursday. The
lowest levels will occur between 4 AM and 6 AM, dropping between
1 and 2 feet below the normal low tide.

Mariners should use spotlights if navigating overnight, including
the ICW, where, as with inlets and entrances, exposed sand bars
and shoaling will be noticeable, and of greater extent, remain
near the ICW center channel line to avoid running aground. If
navigating near-shore on the ocean, keep in mind, the surf zone
usually extends farther offshore during very low water levels.


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