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IMPORTANT: Be sure to check the date/time of the briefing as some or all of the information may be old. The latest forecast information, including our Forecast Discussion, can be found below as well as on our Forecast Products page.


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Weather Briefing

07/17/2024 at 08:58 am

Summary of significant hazards expected across southeast NC/northeast SC over the next several days

Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Text outlook of potential hazardous weather for the next 7 days across southeast NC/northeast SC and the adjacent Atlantic waters 

Graphical HWO

Experimental graphical outlook of potential hazardous weather for the next 7 days across southeast NC/northeast SC and the adjacent Atlantic waters

Day 1 Max Temperature Graphic

Forecast Graphics

Graphics of various forecast parameters (and recent observations) across southeast NC and northeast SC

Current Conditions

Latest Surface Analysis

Surface Observations

Surface weather observations and analyses

Regional | National

Regional Marine Observations

Marine/Tide Observations

Marine observations and forecasts, including sea surface temperatures and tides

Local Marine Info | National Data Buoy Center | Tides | Water Temps

Wilmington, NC Radar

Radar Imagery

Doppler radar imagery covering southeast NC and northeast NC

National | RegionalRaleigh, NC | Morehead City, NC  | Charleston, SC  | Columbia, SC

Rivers/Lakes AHPS

Water Levels

The National Water Prediction Service (NWPS) provides river/tidal observations and forecasts

River Level Summary Table

Latest GeoColor Satellite Image

Satellite Imagery

GOES imagery and more

Southeast U.S. Visible | Loop
Southeast U.S. Infrared | Loop
More GOES Imagery


Severe Thunderstorms

Convective Watches

Current Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches (issued by the Storm Prediction Center)

Local Severe Weather Watch County Notification (WCN)

Storm Prediction CenterMesoscale Outlooks

Mesoscale Discussions

Current Mesoscale Discussions (issued by the Storm Prediction Center)

Storm Prediction Center Thunderstorm Outlooks

Convective Outlooks

Outlooks indicating the probability for severe thunderstorms (issued by the Storm Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Days 4-8


Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Analysis

Mesoscale Analysis

Analysis of weather conditions (from the Storm Prediction Center)

Storm Reports

Severe Storm Reports

Preliminary reports of tornadoes, hail and strong winds

Local: Text | Map

Report Severe Weather


Reporting Criteria/Instructions


Additional Severe Weather Information


Text Products

Local Flood Watch
Local Flash Flood Warning
Local Flash Flood Statement

AHPS Radar-derived precipitation estimate

Rainfall/Precip. Reports

CoCoRaHS Maps
NWPS Precipitation Analysis
Local Storm Reports  
Public Information Statement

WPC Precipitaton Forecasts

Precipitation Forecasts

Precipitation amount forecasts (issued by the Weather Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Days 1-2 | Days 1-3 | Days 4-7 | Days 1-5 | Days 1-7

WPC's Day 1 Excessive Rainfall Forecast

Excessive Rainfall Outlooks

Outlooks denoting the risk for flash flooding from heavy rainfall (issued by the Weather Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

SERFC Precipitation Forecast

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center Products

Observed/forecast precipitation products across the region

48-hour Outlook | Observed Precip | Forecast Precip

Precipitation forecast from NWS Wilmington, NC

Precipitation Forecast

Precipitation amount forecast for SE NC/NE SC (issued by NWS Wilmington) 

Report Flooding


Reporting Criteria/Instructions

U.S. Drought Monitor for SE NC and NE SC

U.S. Drought Monitor

A synthesis of multiple indices and impacts that represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists regarding drought conditions

National Integrated Drought Info System 


Additional Precipitation/Hydrology Information

Tropical Weather

NHC 2-day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

2-Day Tropical Weather Outlook

Probability of tropical cyclone formation across the Atlantic Basin within the next 2 days (issued by the National Hurricane Center)

Storm Surge Probabilities

Storm Surge Inundation

Probabilistic storm surge forecasts (normally only issued when a Hurricane Watch/Warning is in effect)

Probabilistic Hurricane Inundation 

NHC 7-day Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

7-Day Tropical Weather Outlook

Probability of tropical cyclone formation across the Atlantic Basin within the next 7 days (issued by the National Hurricane Center)

CPC Weeks 2-3 Tropics Outlook

Tropical Cyclone ImpactGraphics

Threats/Impacts Graphics

Threats/potential impacts to prepare for (including forecast uncertainty)

Wind | Storm Surge Flooding | Rainfall Flooding | Tornadoes

KML for GIS/Google Earth plots


Additional Tropical Weather Information

Fire Weather

Storm Prediction Center Day One Fire Weather Outlook

National Fire Weather Outlooks

Fire weather outlooks for the U.S. (issued by the Storm Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Days 3-8

Fire Weather Graphics and Tabular Data

Fire Weather Graphics / Tabular Data 

Point and click fire weather  forecast, graphics and tabular data for your specific location


Additional Fire Weather Information

Rip Currents & Beach Hazards

Sample Surf Zone Forecast

Surf Zone Forecast


SRF Text Product
Beach Forecast Page
ILM Surf Products Quick Guide

Sample Surf Zone Forecast Matrices

Surf Forecast Matrices

Experimental 3-6 hourly beach forecasts for the next 6 days


Additional Rip Current/Beach Hazards Information

Winter Weather

Sample Text Product

Text Products


Winter Watches/Warnings/Advisories
Local Snow/Ice Storm Reports
Public Information Statement (snow/ice reports)

Local Storm Total Snowfall Forecast

Forecast Graphics

Storm Total Ice Accum.
Storm Total Snow Accum.

Probabilistic Snowfall Forecasts

Experimental probabilistic snow amount forecasts

National Winter Weather Impact Graphics

National Impact Graphics

Experimental model-derived winter weather impacts 



Report Winter Weather


Reporting Criteria/Instructions 

National Day 1 Winter Weather Probabilities

National Snow/Ice Probability Graphics

Probability of specific snow and freezing rain amounts (from the NWS Weather Prediction Center)

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3


Additional Winter Weather Information

Climate/Hazards Outlooks

NOAA WPC Days 3-7 National Hazards Outlook

National Hazards Outlooks

NWS Weather Prediction Center Days 3-7 hazards outlook

NWS CPC 8-14 Day Hazards Outlook


Climate Temp/Precip Outlooks

Temp/Precip Outlooks

NWS Climate Prediction Center temperature/precipitation outlooks

6-10 Days: Temp | Precip

8-14 Days: Temp | Precip

1-Month / 3-Month

NOAA Weeks 2-3 Global Tropics Hazards Outlook

Global Tropics Hazards Outlook

NWS Climate Prediction Center temperature/rainfall/tropical cyclone outlook for weeks 2-3


Additional Climate/Hazards Outlook Information