Oak Island, NC (28465)

12:01 PM EDT on July 23, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Oak Island - Marsh Hen | | Change Station

Elev 3 ft 33.91 °N, 78.14 °W | Updated 1 minute ago

Clear
Clear
84.4 °F
Feels Like 97 °F
N
6.9
Wind Variable Wind from NNE
Gusts 16.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.91 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 2800 ft
Heat Index 97 °F
Dew Point 79 °F
Humidity 85%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:18 AM 8:19 PM
New Moon, 0% visible
METAR KILM 231553Z AUTO 22009KT 10SM FEW028 33/25 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP128 T03280250
Pressure 29.91 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 2800 ft
Heat Index 97 °F
Dew Point 79 °F
Humidity 85%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:18 AM 8:19 PM
New Moon, 0% visible
METAR KILM 231553Z AUTO 22009KT 10SM FEW028 33/25 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP128 T03280250

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Watches & Warnings

Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:30 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect through this evening...

The combination of strong south winds... a southerly swell and tidal
influences from the new moon... will create a high potential for rip
currents for the southern facing beaches through this evening.

* Location... Brunswick County beaches.

* Rip current risk... high.

* Surf height... 3 feet.

* Timing and tides... low tide will occur around 215 PM.

* Other hazards... none

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip currents
are likely in the surf zone.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain calm,
do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for help. If
you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to shore and
back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly
against a rip current as you will tire quickly.


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Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:29 AM EDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
7 PM EDT this evening...

* heat index values... up to 108 due to temperatures in the lower
90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* Timing... heat indices will return to heat advisory criteria,
105 degrees and higher, by late Sun morning. Heat indices will
peak during the mid to late afternoon Sunday, and finally drop
below 105 early Sunday evening.

* Impacts... high heat and humidity will increase the risk for
heat exhaustion and even heat stroke if precautionary measures
are not taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures combined
with high humidity will create a situation in which heat
illnesses may occur. To reduce the risk of heat illness during
outdoor work and activities, the occupational safety and health
administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or
air conditioned environments.

Never leave unattended children or pets in a closed vehicle,
temperatures inside can rise to fatal levels within minutes. Make
sure outside pets and livestock have access to a well ventilated
and shaded area with plenty of water available.