Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:19AM||Sunset 6:24PM||Sunday October 22, 2017 1:27 PM EDT (17:27 UTC)||Moonrise 8:47AM||Moonset 7:35PM||Illumination 7%|
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|AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 1108 Am Edt Sun Oct 22 2017 |
Rest of today..E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Tonight..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Mon..SE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Mon night..S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. NEar shore, seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight.
Tue..S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A slight chance of tstms in the morning. Showers likely.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Emerald Isle, NCHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
1131 am edt Sun oct 22 2017
High pressure will continue to extend into the region from the
north while sliding offshore tonight into Monday. A strong cold
front will approach from the west Tuesday and move across the
area Tuesday night. High pressure will build over the area mid
to late week. A second cold front will approach late in the
Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 1110 am Sunday... Some adjustments to hourly temp and dew
point trends with update, otherwise forecast on track. Patchy
high clouds over eastern half of area will move offshore by
mid-afternoon but some CU scu development expected with
increased low level moisture along with cloudiness moving in
from offshore. Satellite indicates some enhanced CU approaching
cape lookout but no shower activity shown on radar, which is in
line with latest meso models of precip activity for this
afternoon and reflected in dry 12z mhx sounding with subsidence
inversion aloft. MAX temps around 80 inland to mid-upper 70s
as of 645 am Sunday... A "dirty" ridge of high pressure surface
and aloft will continue over nc today then both features will
begin to move offshore tonight. Widespread mainly thin high
based cirrus clouds permeate the ridge and will continue to
stream ene across the region through the morning hours. Diurnal
heating and a slight moistening of the boundary layer due to
easterly low level flow should aid in the development of cumulus
cloud streets this afternoon. Locally dense fog patches are
expected to rapidly dissipate by 9 am this morning. It will be
continued warm with highs 75 to 80 degrees most locations and a
few of the normally warmer spots reaching the lower 80s.
Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Monday
As of 645 am Sunday... The orientation of the surface high
ridging into the area from the north will produce a SE flow
across the area tonight. Expecting a little better low level
mixing which will limit fog development but sufficient moisture
will be present to lead to the development of stratus clouds
late. The nssl-wrf model is indicating isolated coastal showers
developing as coastal trough moves along the coast late. Current
mhx radar is depicting a a ne-sw oriented boundary 15-30 miles
off of the southern and central coast which is likely the
coastal trough the model is forecasting. Since the WRF is the
lone model with this solution will keep the forecast dry but
later forecasts may need to add a low chance pop if there is
more support for this in the 12z models. Lows will be mild with
mid to upper 50s inland and mid 60s beaches.
Long term Monday through Saturday
As of 320 am Sunday... A strong cold front will bring a good
threat of showers and perhaps a thunderstorms late Monday
through Tuesday followed by another shot of seasonably cool air
for mid to late next week.
Monday through Tuesday... Deep moisture increases ahead of the
cold front through the day Monday as mid-level trough becomes
more negatively tilted Monday night into Tuesday. Precipitation
will develop from west to east late Monday with the best chance
for showers and a few thunderstorms Monday night through
Tuesday. The storm prediction center has placed our area in the
marginal threat for severe weather as this will be typical off-
season high shear low CAPE scenario. Likely pops continue in the
forecast Monday night into Tuesday before tapering from the west
late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Warm temperatures expected in
the airmass ahead of the cold front with upper 70s likely Monday
and mid 70s Tuesday with a very warm night for Monday night with
lows mainly in the mid to upper 60s.|
Tuesday night through Saturday... A broad mid-level trough will
linger across the eastern united states for most of the middle
to late part of next week. Behind the front, rapid drying occurs
on Wednesday as dewpoints plunge into the 40s and stay there
through Friday. Wednesday and Thursday will be the coolest days
with daytime highs in the low to mid 60s and overnight lows
ranging from the mid 40s inland, lower 50s south coast and lower
60s outer banks. Moisture will start to increase again Saturday
ahead of another cold front which will bring in a decent threat
of rain Saturday night and Sunday.
Aviation 15z Sunday through Thursday
Short term through tonight ...
as of 645 am Sunday... Patchy dense fog and low clouds will
dissipate around 9 am this morning thenVFR conditions will
prevail across the area through this evening. Late tonight there
will be potential for MVFR ceilings to develop as the flow
becomes se. Tougher call on fog as the models are indicating a
better chance for low level mixing though winds could still
decouple but any clouds that develop would then inhibit cooling
and thus fog potential.
Long term Monday through Thursday ...
as of 340 am Sunday... Periods of MVFR ifr ceilings and vsbys are
possible with fairly widespread showers and perhaps a few
thunderstorms Monday night through the day Tuesday. The
precipitation should move east of the TAF sites by Tuesday
evening with much drier air moving in behind a strong cold
front.VFR conditions should prevail Wednesday and Thursday,
although some decent radiational cooling conditions could lead
to some fog, especially around kpgv and kewn both Wednesday and
Short term through tonight ...
as of 1110 am Sunday... No changes with update.
as of 645 am Sunday... High pressure ridging into the area from
the north will continue to influence the weather as it begins to
slide east and offshore tonight. This will cause the flow to
veer from ne-e today to SE overnight. Winds will remain light
today, mainly 10 kt or less and increase slightly tonight to 10
to 15 kt, especially southern and central waters. Seas will
continue 2 to 3 ft today and build slightly to 2 to 4 ft
Long term Monday through Thursday ...
as of 345 am Sunday... Strong pressure gradient between strong
low pressure to the north and high pressure offshore will lead
to gusty S to SW winds and building seas Monday night through
the day Tuesday. Seas will build to as high as 10 feet over the
central waters Tuesday into Tuesday night. While winds subside
Tuesday night, seas are likely to remain elevated through late
week. A small craft advisory will likely be issued later today
starting tomorrow night for the coastal waters.
Mhx watches warnings advisories
Synopsis... Jme ctc
near term... Jme jbm
short term... Jme
long term... Ctc
aviation... Jme ctc
marine... Jme ctc jbm
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|41064||21 mi||80 min||ENE 9.7 G 12||75°F||1027 hPa|
|BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC||23 mi||40 min||E 8 G 12||76°F||72°F||1027.3 hPa|
|CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC||26 mi||28 min||SSE 1.9 G 2.9||77°F||1026.7 hPa (-0.9)|
|41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||41 mi||80 min||SE 5.8 G 12||77°F||76°F||1027 hPa|
|JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC||46 mi||40 min||ENE 11 G 12||73°F||75°F||1027.3 hPa|
|41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC||46 mi||29 min||74°F||3 ft|
|41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||46 mi||80 min||ENE 12 G 19||74°F||74°F||1027 hPa|
Wind History for Beaufort, NC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC||13 mi||31 min||E 8||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||78°F||66°F||69%||1027.7 hPa|
|Beaufort Smith Field, NC||24 mi||90 min||NE 7||10.00 mi||Fair||79°F||64°F||62%||1027.4 hPa|
Wind History from MRH (wind in knots)
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|Bogue Inlet |
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Sun -- 03:28 AM EDT 0.27 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:20 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 09:47 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 09:49 AM EDT 2.76 feet High Tide
Sun -- 04:16 PM EDT 0.32 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:24 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 08:35 PM EDT Moonset
Sun -- 10:08 PM EDT 2.19 feet High Tide
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|Spooner Creek |
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Sun -- 05:57 AM EDT 0.17 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:19 AM EDT Sunrise
Sun -- 09:46 AM EDT Moonrise
Sun -- 11:56 AM EDT 1.55 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:23 PM EDT Sunset
Sun -- 06:45 PM EDT 0.19 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 08:34 PM EDT Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (13,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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