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|Sunrise 6:44AM||Sunset 5:57PM||Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:53 PM EST (00:53 UTC)||Moonrise 10:16AM||Moonset 11:46PM||Illumination 42%|
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|AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 701 Pm Est Wed Feb 21 2018 |
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Areas of fog late this evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 nm late this evening and early morning, decreasing to 1 nm or less.
Thu..SW winds around 5 kt, increasing to around 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning with vsby 1 nm or less.
Thu night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
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
710 pm est Wed feb 21 2018
High pressure will continue to extend over the area from the
western atlantic through Thursday and produce a very warm
southerly flow across the region. A backdoor cold front will
reach the virginia border Thursday night then lift back north
Friday. A cold front will move through the area Sunday night
into early Monday.
Near term tonight
As of 710 pm wed... No changes with early eve update. Will have
to monitor for potential period of fog, locally dense, again
late tonight into early thur. Have advertised areas of fog with
some vsbys dropping to around 1 2 mile late tonight, though some
indications that it may be as low as 1 4 mile or so, especially
inland E nc as well as the NRN obx.
Previous discussion... As of 230 pm wed... Record warm
temperatures are the story this afternoon, thanks to a record
breaking ridge which remains anchored offshore. Current
temperatures are in the low 80s across most of inland eastern
nc. Closer to the coast, temps are a bit cooler thanks to winds
out of the south, mostly in the low to mid 70s. Many records
across the area have already been broken, including new bern
(old 79), new river mcas (old 80), beaufort (old 70), cherry
point mcas (old 77), and likely at the coop stations in
greenville (old 80) and kinston (old 79). Expect perhaps another
degree or two of warming this afternoon, to add on to these
records. Some very isolated showers are present over the coastal
waters, but will keep mention of precip out of the forecast.
Very warm again tonight, as continued ssw flow will lead to lows
in the low 60s, with low clouds forming overnight which will
also aid in keeping it warm.
Short term Thursday
As of 235 pm wed... A very similar forecast to today is expected
Thursday, as all of the same influences on our weather are
present once more. Record breaking temperatures are again
expected as this impressive ridge remains strong offshore. High
temps may be a degree or two below highs today, however temps
will still climb into the low 80s inland, with low to mid 70s
expected closer to the coast. Dry weather is expected due to
continuing subsidence inversion around 850 mb.
Long term Thursday night through Wednesday
As of 245 pm wed... Near record warmth will continue across the
region through late week as strong high pressure lingers
offshore providing a warm S SW flow into the region. A strong
cold front will produce a threat of showers by late weekend
into early next week.
Thursday night through Saturday... Strong high pressure off the
east coast coupled with anomalously high mid-level heights and a
warm S SW surface flow will lead to near-record to record level
high temperatures for the late portion of this week into the
weekend. Inland temperatures are likely to reach the upper 70s
to 80 degrees, with highs well into the 70s near the coast each
day. Mild overnight lows in the 50s are also expected. Friday
still looks dry on land, but there could be an isolated showers
off the coast of the obx. Deeper moisture will ride around the
periphery of the ridge on Saturday producing a small chance of
Sunday through Monday night... The GFS and european models have
become wetter for this period given increased precipitable water
values and lift ahead of approaching strong cold front. Pops
have been increased for this period with Monday Monday evening
looking to be the wettest period. Sunday will be quite warm in
the SW flow ahead of the front, but temperatures should be
considerably cooler, still above normal, but in the 60s for
Tuesday and Wednesday... Strong dry high pressure will build over
the region Tuesday and Wednesday. While cooler, temperatures
will still be above seasonal normal with highs mainly in the|
upper 50s to mid 60s and lows primarily in the 40s.
Aviation 00z Thursday through Monday
Short term through Thursday ...
as of 710 pm wed... Later tonight, low stratus and fog are
expected to develop once again, with conditions dropping to
ifr lifr levels after midnight and especially towards sunrise.
Ceilings 500 ft or lower are possible, and visibilities will
drop to 1 mile or less. Ifr lifr conditions will linger into
Thursday morning similar to Wed morning. By mid late morning,
vfr conditions should return to the region. Winds will be light
s to SW through the period.
Long term Thursday through Sunday ...
as of 245 pm Wednesday... Anticipate mostlyVFR conditions
Thursday and Friday, except for some brief morning reductions in
patchy fog. An increase in lower ceilings, perhaps MVFR, is
possible Saturday and especially Sunday with a better coverage
of showers ahead of an oncoming cold front.
Short term through tonight ...
as of 245 pm wed... No change to the overall pattern with
atlantic high pressure continuing over the waters through
tonight producing southerly flow 5 to 15 kt and 2 to 4 ft seas.
Another round of sea fog is possible tonight, which would
reduce visibilities below 1 nm at times, especially north of
cape hatteras, and along the southern nc coast, where the
coldest sst's are observed.
Long term Thursday through Sunday ...
as of 245 pm Wednesday... With high pressure offshore, expect a
continuation of SW winds around 10 knots or so with seas 2-4
feet. May see a brief swing around to a NW N wind Thursday night
and Friday before returning to SW Friday night. Gradient
increases as a cold front approaches from the west later on
Saturday into Sunday. SW winds will increase to 15-25 knots,
with seas increasing to as high as 6-7 feet on Sunday,
especially over the central and Sunday waters.
Temps could approach and or break records this week.
Record high temps 2 21 (today)
location temp year
cape hatteras 75 1989 (khse)
greenville 80 1922 (coop)
jacksonville 78 2011 (knca)
kinston 79 2011 (coop)
morehead city 71 1971 (coop)
new bern 79 2011 (kewn)
record high temps 2 22 (Thursday)
location temp year
cape hatteras 76 1971 (khse)
greenville 80 2003 (coop)
jacksonville 77 2003 (knca)
kinston 78 2003 (coop)
morehead city 72 1971 (coop)
new bern 80 1980 (kewn)
Mhx watches warnings advisories
near term... Tl sgk
short term... Sgk
long term... Ctc sgk
aviation... Ctc tl sgk
marine... Ctc sgk
Weather Reporting StationsEDIT (on/off)  Help NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|41159||21 mi||53 min||69°F||4 ft|
|41064||21 mi||45 min||S 5.8 G 9.7||71°F||69°F||1031.7 hPa|
|BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC||23 mi||53 min||S 5.1 G 6||62°F||60°F||1031.7 hPa (+0.7)|
|CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC||26 mi||53 min||S 7 G 8||1031.8 hPa (+0.5)|
|41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||41 mi||105 min||S 5.8 G 9.7||69°F||69°F||1031.4 hPa|
|JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC||46 mi||53 min||S 6 G 7||62°F||59°F||1031.3 hPa (+0.7)|
|41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC||46 mi||54 min||59°F||3 ft|
|41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||46 mi||45 min||S 3.9 G 5.8||62°F||59°F||1031 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||56 min||SSW 8||10.00 mi||Fair||67°F||66°F||97%||1031.9 hPa|
|Beaufort Smith Field, NC||24 mi||1.9 hrs||S 8||10.00 mi||Fair||69°F||64°F||87%||1031.2 hPa|
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Wed -- 05:05 AM EST -0.04 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:47 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 10:16 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 11:05 AM EST 1.94 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:16 PM EST -0.17 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:57 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 11:41 PM EST 2.24 feet High Tide
Wed -- 11:46 PM EST Moonset
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Wed -- 12:56 AM EST 1.23 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:46 AM EST Sunrise
Wed -- 07:34 AM EST -0.02 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 10:15 AM EST Moonrise
Wed -- 01:12 PM EST 1.09 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:55 PM EST Sunset
Wed -- 07:45 PM EST -0.10 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:44 PM EST Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (19,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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