Wednesday, January24, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Harkers Island, NC

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 5:30PM Wednesday January 24, 2018 6:46 AM EST (11:46 UTC) Moonrise 11:37AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 52% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 336 Am Est Wed Jan 24 2018
Today..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop this afternoon.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
Thu..N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Thu night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Fri night..SE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Sun..S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming w. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Showers likely.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Harkers Island, NC
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 34.4, -76.6     debug


Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus62 kmhx 241143
afdmhx
area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
643 am est Wed jan 24 2018

Synopsis
High pressure centered in the southern plains today will pass
through the carolinas Thursday, moving off the coast this
weekend. A cold front will move through from the west Sunday.

High pressure will build in from the west behind the front early
next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 645 am wed... Zones look good. No changes needed. High
pressure over the southern plains will gradually expand into the
region as the upper trof axis lifts out. A very dry airmass in
place will result in sunny skies. Cool high temps though, with
west northwest flow. Highs will be in the mid 50s, except lower
50s outer banks.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Thursday
As of 330 am wed... Well-defined mid-level shortwave will pass
through the area tonight. Moisture will be quite limited, so
only scattered clouds will be associated with it. Winds will
veer to a more northerly direction, so good cold air advection
will result in colder lows. Lows will range from around 30 on
the coastal plain to mid 30s south coast and along the sounds.

Mid to upper 30s for the outer banks.

Long term Thursday through Tuesday
As of 330 am Wednesday... High pressure building in will bring
dry conditions and seasonable temperatures Thursday and Friday.

A warming trend will occur this weekend with another threat for
showers late Saturday night into Monday morning.

Thursday through Friday night... Will see height rises across
the region Thursday and Friday as an upper ridge builds into the
region keeping dry conditions. Sfc high pressure builds in from
the west Thursday and begins to push offshore Friday. Temps
will be near climatology with highs in the mid upper 40s along
the coast to lower 50s inland Thursday and upper 40s lower 50s
coast and mid to perhaps upper 50s inland on Friday. Lows
Thursday night will be in the upper 20s lower 30s inland to mid
30s along the coast Thursday night and
Saturday through Tuesday... The upper ridge and sfc high
pressure continues to slide eastward Saturday as an upper trough
and sfc cold front approach the region from the west. 00z ecmwf
and cmc remain in good agreement with the strength of the upper
trough and timing of the frontal system. The GFS has been the
outlier and the latest run has trended a little wetter but not
as much QPF as the other models. Could see a few WAA showers
late Saturday night into early Sunday as increasing southerly
flow brings increasing moisture across the region but best
forcing for ascent still expected to occur late Sunday Sunday
night as the region will be in the right front quadrant of the
upper jet. Models continue to indicate a high shear environment
but little to no instability with li's remaining positive. The
front is progged to push offshore late Sunday night with
lingering showers continuing into Monday morning. Upper ridging
and sfc high pressure build in from the west for the middle of
next week with dry conditions expected. The ECMWF does bring a
secondary shortwave trough across the region Tuesday producing
a few light showers but it is not supported by the GFS or cmc
and will keep pops at a minimum for Tuesday at this time.

Southerly flow bring warmer temps Saturday and Sunday with highs
climbing into the mid 60s inland to mid 50s to around 60 along
the coast with lows in the mid to upper 40s. Temps drop back to
near normal behind the front Monday with highs expected in the
50s with a bit more cooling expected for Tuesday with highs
around 50 inland to mid 40s coast.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term through tonight ...

as of 645 am wed...VFR through the short term. A very dry
airmass will be in place so no fog is forecast. An upper level
shortwave will pass through tonight with scattered mid-level
clouds but no precip forecast. Surface winds will be from the
west northwest through the period.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 345 am Wednesday... PredVFR expected through Saturday as
high pressure builds into the region for the latter half of the
week. Will see increasing clouds Saturday ahead of the next
frontal system approaching the region but expect CIGS to remain
vfr at this time. CIGS lower Saturday night into early Sunday
with sub-vfr conditions possible. The best chance for reduced
cigs vsbys come Sunday afternoon and Sunday night coincident to
best forcing deepest moisture across the region with the front
pushing across rtes late Sunday night.

Marine
Short term through tonight
as of 645 am wed... Seas are still 6 feet at diamond buoy so have
extended small craft advisory through 10am. No other changes
needed. Northwest flow will be the rule in the short term as
high pressure expands into the region from the southwest. Winds
will average 5-15 knots today. Tonight however, a strong upper
level shortwave will pass through with the surface pressure
gradient temporarily tightening up. Winds will increase to 15-20
knots on the coastal waters south of oregon inlet, but seas
throughout are forecast to remain below 6 feet so no advisories
are forecast.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 345 am Wednesday... Expect NW winds around 10-20 kt
Thursday with seas around 3-5 ft, becoming N around 5-15 kt
Thursday with seas subsiding to 2-4 ft Thursday night. N to ne
winds around 10 kt or less Friday gradually veer to easterly by
late Friday with seas around 2-3 ft. SE winds increase to 10-15
kt Saturday with seas building to 2-4 ft late in the day head of
an approaching frontal system. Sly winds increase to 10-20 kt
with seas building to 3-5 ft Saturday night and 15-25 kt with
seas peaking around 5-8 ft Sunday. The front is currently
progged to push across the waters late Sunday night.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 am est this morning for amz152-
154.

Synopsis... Hsa
near term... Hsa
short term... Hsa
long term... Sk
aviation... Hsa sk
marine... Hsa sk


Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 16 mi47 min NW 7 G 9.9 1018.6 hPa (+2.4)
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 22 mi47 min NNW 5.1 G 7 45°F 50°F1018.4 hPa (+2.2)
41159 23 mi47 min 58°F5 ft
41064 23 mi99 min NNW 14 G 18 52°F 58°F1017.9 hPa
41063 44 mi107 min NNW 19 G 23 54°F 65°F1017.7 hPa (+2.3)
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 49 mi99 min NW 16 G 21 53°F 62°F1018.2 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
Last
24hr
S13
S15
S13
SW10
G17
SW8
G14
SW8
G14
SW7
G14
SW11
G15
SW9
G13
SW13
G18
SW9
G19
SW7
G15
W7
G13
SW8
G14
W9
G16
W3
G7
W4
G7
W3
NW4
G9
W2
NW3
N4
NW2
NW5
1 day
ago
SE1
--
NW1
NW1
SE2
SE4
SE7
SE7
SE5
SE5
SE4
SE4
S7
S6
SE5
S11
S6
G9
S7
S8
S7
S8
S8
S8
S12
2 days
ago
NW1
G4
--
W2
W2
N3
--
S5
S4
SW6
S3
SW1
S1
--
--
N2
N3
--
N1
NW2
N2
S1
N3
--
NW1

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC23 mi1.8 hrsNW 510.00 miFair42°F36°F79%1017.8 hPa

Wind History from MRH (wind in knots)
7
AM
8
AM
9
AM
10
AM
11
AM
12
PM
1
PM
2
PM
3
PM
4
PM
5
PM
6
PM
7
PM
8
PM
9
PM
10
PM
11
PM
12
AM
1
AM
2
AM
3
AM
4
AM
5
AM
6
AM
Last 24hrS14S16S13SW19SW20
G26
SW18
G25
SW20
G29
SW18SW15SW15SW16
G25
SW10SW19
G26
SW11SW9W5W8W5W7W3NW6NW8NW5NW7
1 day agoCalmCalmCalmCalmSE4SE6SE5SE7SE6SE4SE3SE4S8S6S6S10S7S11S11S12S10S12S11S13
2 days agoW3W3W3NW4NW4NW4SW4S5S6SW4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalm

Tide / Current Tables for Cape Lookout Bight, North Carolina
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Cape Lookout Bight
Click for Map
Wed -- 05:55 AM EST     0.22 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:36 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:52 AM EST     3.43 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:20 PM EST     First Quarter
Wed -- 05:27 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:12 PM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
3.73.32.71.810.40.20.511.82.73.33.43.22.61.70.90.2-0.2-00.51.42.43.3

Tide / Current Tables for Cape Lookout (ocean), North Carolina
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Cape Lookout (ocean)
Click for Map
Wed -- 05:45 AM EST     0.21 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 11:36 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:47 AM EST     2.92 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:20 PM EST     First Quarter
Wed -- 05:27 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:02 PM EST     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
12am1am2am3am4am5am6am7am8am9am10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm
3.12.82.21.50.80.30.20.511.72.32.82.92.72.11.40.60-0.200.51.32.12.9

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   Help
Weather Map
wmap_A
IR Satellite Image from GEOS
east_satellite

GOES Local Image of Mid-Atlantic    EDIT
Geos

Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (6,6,7,8)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

Disclaimer:
The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.