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Marine Weather and Tides
Emerald Isle, NC

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Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 7:23PM Thursday March 23, 2017 10:11 PM EDT (02:11 UTC) Moonrise 3:12AMMoonset 1:58PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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
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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 937 Pm Edt Thu Mar 23 2017
Overnight..NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft...except around 2 ft near shore. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop...diminishing to light chop late.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. NEar shore, seas 1 ft...then around 2 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Emerald Isle, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 232239
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
639 pm edt Thu mar 23 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will extend over the area from the north-northeast
tonight and then slide offshore Friday. The high will remain
offshore through the weekend with the next frontal system
approaching the middle of next week.

Near term /until 6 am Friday morning/
As of 630 pm Thursday... No changes to the current forecast with
strong 1036 mb high pressure ridging south from the delmarva
region. Winds should continue to diminish with good radiational
cooling overnight for all but the immediate coast. With
current dew points in 20s, went below guidance for min temps
ranging from around 30 inland to mid-upper 30s outer banks.

Frost advisory for inland portions of onslow/carteret counties
where lows mainly 33-36 and higher rh than last night will lead
to areas of frost.

Short term /6 am Friday morning through 6 pm Friday/
As of 330 pm Thursday... Spring-like warmth will return as high
pressure moves offshore along with ridging aloft. Winds veering
to SE and S will result in some scattered cu/scu during the day
but good insolation will allow temps to warm to 65-70 inland and
60-65 outer banks.

Long term /Friday night through Thursday/
As of 240 pm thu... Above normal temperatures expected through
the period... With scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms
developing late weekend and early next week.

Friday night through Tuesday... High pressure will remain
anchored off the southeast coast, as frontal boundary slowly
approaches from the west. Warm moist s/sw flow expected across
the region, and low level thickness values support highs 65-70
degrees along the outer banks, and upper 60s to upper 70s
inland. Overnight lows generally in the 50s. Weak shortwave
moves through the carolinas Sunday, and could support an isolated
showers/tstm... Though expect best chances west of the area with
better forcing. Similar set up for Mon with scattered convection
possible. Better precip chances Tue as main front and trough
move into the mid-atlantic and SE us. Will continue 20-40
pops... Highest tue.

Tuesday night through Thursday... Latest guidance shows front
pushing through late Tuesday night and early Wednesday. High
pressure will build in from the north Wed and thu, as another
frontal system approaches late week. Continue slight chance pops
Tuesday night, and dry for Wed and thu. At this time does not
seem like a significant airmass change behind the front, with
above normal temps in the mid 60s to mid 70s wed... And a few
degrees cooler for thu.

Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/
Short term /through 00z Saturday/...

as of 635 pm Thursday... High confidence inVFR conditions
overnight and through Saturday. Winds should gradually drop to
below 10 knots by late tonight and early Saturday. While patches
of steam fog cannot be ruled out with winds likely going calm by
morning... Especially at kpgv... Think the impacts would be very
low and will continue to leave out of the TAF at this time.

Clear skies again on Friday... Except for possibly some afternoon
cumulus... As winds will slowly veer around to the southeast.

Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/...

as of 240 pm thu... PredVFR through the period, with periods of
sub-vfr possible Sunday through Tuesday in scattered showers and
isolated tstms.

Marine
Short term /through Friday/...

as of 640 pm Thursday... Seas have been below 5 feet at the buoys
around duck and over the southern waters and have allowed the
sca to expire for these areas. With lingering NE swell energy
keeping seas as high as 10-11 feet over recent hours at diamond
buoy... Will continue the SCA for the oregon inlet to ocracoke
leg through at least 10 pm. May need to extend this if current
trends continue.

High center will spread over waters tonight and then shift
offshore Friday, resulting in light veering winds late tonight
and flow becoming s-sw 10-15 kt Friday afternoon. Seas will
subside to 2-3 feet Friday.

Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/...

as of 240 pm thu... High pressure will remain anchored off the
coast through the period, as a slow moving cold front approaches
the waters early next week. S/sw winds generally 5-15 kt
expected into early next week. Seas 2-4 feet Fri night through
Sunday. Models show waves building to 3-5 feet Monday. Could see
some 6 ft seas develop Monday night and Tue south of oregon
inlet in combo of SW winds and increasing swell energy.

Mhx watches/warnings/advisories
Nc... Frost advisory from 3 am to 9 am edt Friday for ncz095-098.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for amz152-
154.

Synopsis... Jbm
near term... Ctc
short term... Jbm
long term... Cqd
aviation... Ctc/cqd/sgk
marine... Ctc/jbm/cqd


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41159 21 mi29 min 68°F5 ft
41064 21 mi64 min ENE 12 G 18 51°F 1034.6 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 23 mi42 min NE 5.1 G 6 42°F 52°F1034.4 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 26 mi72 min NE 9.9 G 12 47°F 1035.1 hPa (+0.6)
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 41 mi64 min E 14 G 19 52°F 61°F1033.2 hPa
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi42 min E 14 G 16 50°F 56°F1033.3 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 46 mi43 min 56°F4 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi64 min E 14 G 21 51°F 56°F1034.2 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC13 mi75 minENE 610.00 miFair43°F30°F63%1035.9 hPa
Beaufort Smith Field, NC24 mi74 minENE 310.00 miFair42°F30°F65%1035.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bogue Inlet, North Carolina
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Bogue Inlet
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Thu -- 04:12 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:34 AM EDT     2.10 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:05 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:58 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:59 PM EDT     1.74 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:00 PM EDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.711.51.92.12.11.91.61.10.70.40.30.40.611.41.71.71.71.410.60.30.2

Tide / Current Tables for Spooner Creek, North Carolina
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Spooner Creek
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Thu -- 12:31 AM EDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:11 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:41 AM EDT     1.18 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:06 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 01:34 PM EDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 07:06 PM EDT     0.98 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.20.20.30.50.811.21.21.10.90.70.50.30.20.20.30.50.70.910.90.80.60.4

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (22,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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