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|Sunrise 6:15AM||Sunset 7:57PM||Monday May 2, 2016 5:19 PM EDT (21:19 UTC)||Moonrise 2:31AM||Moonset 2:22PM||Illumination 16%|
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|AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 313 Pm Edt Mon May 2 2016 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 3 am edt Tuesday through late Tuesday night...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop... Increasing to choppy after midnight. A slight chance of showers and tstms until early morning...then a chance of showers and tstms late.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. Showers and tstms likely.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft...except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy...diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. Showers and tstms likely.
Wed..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the morning...then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sneads Ferry, 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
233 pm edt Mon may 2 2016
A front will remain north of the region through tonight as high
pressure continues offshore. The front will gradually drop
southeast into the area late Tuesday into Tuesday night then
slowly slide offshore Wednesday. Low pressure will develop on the
front Wednesday night then drift slowly northeast into Friday. The
low will move northeast away from the region over the weekend as
high pressure builds south of the area.
Near term /through tonight/
As of 230 pm mon... Convection slow to fire over region this
afternoon despite surface based CAPE values 2000 to 3000 inland.
Sea breeze is starting to move inland and with some storms beginning
to develop to the W eventually think will see a bit better cvrg
of storms later this aftn and evening inland. Along the coast
lowered pops to slight chc as sea brz moving inland shld limit
threat these areas. Given the good instab a few storms that do
develop have potential to become svr with gusty winds and hail.
Overnight think will see limited coverage thru evening once
activity that does develop weakens. Late tonight most all models
show area of lift and moisture pushing into region from the west
ahead of short wave and surface front. Although have limited
confidence given poor model performance in QPF past few days will
cont with likely pops inland to chc late. Will remain mild with
ssw winds ahead of front... Lows mainly mid/upr 60s.
Short term /Tuesday/
As of 230 pm mon... With cold front grad approaching from the w
and shortwaves crossing in SW flow aloft expect good cvrg of shra
and tsra. If get some breaks in clouds and moderate instab to
develop could again see threat for a few strong/svr storms as
shear will be a bit stronger over the area. Wl maintain likely
pops all day with highs around 80 inland to mid 70s beaches.
Long term /Tuesday night through Monday/
As of 330 am Monday... An active weather pattern expected through
most of the extended period... But medium range models in better
agreement this cycle in placement of upper level low later in the
Tuesday night through Wednesday... Slow-moving cold front will
work its way slowly across the region Tuesday night. In deep
moist flow ahead of front Tuesday evening. Have continued pops in
the likely category into Tuesday evening. A strong mid- level
shortwave will then rotate over the region on Wednesday. Pops will
be lower... But scattered showers and a possible strong
thunderstorm are possible... Especially northern sections.
Temperatures will be cooler still... With highs low/mid 70s.
Wednesday night through Sunday... Better agreement between the
ecmwf/gfs/canadian for the latter half of the week into the
weekend. Upper low closes off over the ohio valley and drives
south across the carolinas Thursday into Friday. Steep lapse rates
will lead to instability showers across the region. The models do
not typically handle this type of scenario well with regards to
timing and placement of precipitation and have continued with low
chance pops into Saturday. Temperatures will be a bit below normal
for the period... Particularly Friday which will feature high
temperatures in the mid/upper 60s over alot of the region. The
atmosphere finally dries out Saturday night and Sunday as the|
trough axis finally moves offshore and temperatures will slowly
return to normal Sunday.
Aviation /18z Monday through Saturday/
Short term /through tue/...
as of 1220 pm mon... CIGS cont to grad rise and expect lingering
MVFR conditions to becomeVFR next hour or so. Expect predominate
vfr thru the evening with some subVFR poss in sct convection.
What storms do form this aftn/evening will have potential for
gusty winds. Late tonight and into Tue mdls show better forcing
and precip cvrg and think will see ocnl MVFR conditions develop
with brief ifr poss. Ssw wind will gusts 15-20kt this afternoon
and again Tue aftn ahead of cold front.
Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/...
as of 330 am Monday... With an active pattern through late
week... Expect periods of subpar flying conditions. Widespread
showers and embedded thunderstorms into Tuesday night will lead
to lengthy periods of MVFR/ifr ceilings and vsbys. Conditions
improve Wednesday... But despite less precipitation coverage... Some
strong thunderstorms will still be possible. By Thursday into
Friday... We transition into a more showery pattern with less
convection as an upper low drops south from the ohio valley across
the carolinas. GenerallyVFR conditions with brief periods of MVFR
are possible Thursday and Friday. As is typical this time of
year... Areas the receive precipitation may see enhanced stratus
and fog in the early morning hours.
Short term /through tue/...
as of 230 pm mon... Ssw winds will increase to 15 to 25 kts
tonight into Tue ahead of slowly approaching cold front. As winds
increase tonight seas over cntrl and SRN wtrs will build to
around 6 feet outer portions and cont in that range thru the day
tue. Wl cont SCA S of oregon inlet late tonight thru late tue
night. Seas over NRN wtrs will be mainly in the 3 to 5 foot
Long term /Tuesday night through sat/...
as of 335 am Monday... Gusty SW winds ahead of a slow-moving cold
front will lead to rough seas and a small craft advisory will run
into Tuesday night for most of the coastal waters south of oregon
inlet... As some 6 to 7 foot seas will be possible. Once the front
moves offshore... Westerly winds are expected from Thursday into
Friday. Speeds will generally be at 15 knots or less with seas 3-5
Marine... Small craft advisory from 1 am Tuesday to 2 am edt Wednesday
Small craft advisory from 3 am Tuesday to 2 am edt Wednesday
near term... Rf
short term... Rf
long term... Ctc
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||31 mi||54 min||70°F||4 ft|
|JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC||32 mi||43 min||S 18 G 21||72°F||70°F||1013.4 hPa|
|41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC||34 mi||73 min||70°F||3 ft|
|41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||34 mi||71 min||SSW 14 G 18||73°F||70°F||1015.5 hPa|
|NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC||38 mi||94 min||SW 8||79°F||1015 hPa||70°F|
|BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC||38 mi||43 min||SSW 13 G 17||73°F||68°F||1014.1 hPa|
|41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||38 mi||71 min||SSW 9.7 G 12||74°F||72°F||1016 hPa|
|WLON7||39 mi||43 min||83°F||72°F||1013.9 hPa|
|CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC||44 mi||79 min||SSW 15 G 18||75°F||1015.2 hPa (-1.9)||69°F|
Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Jacksonville, New River, Marine Corps Air Station, NC||13 mi||23 min||S 10||10.00 mi||Thunderstorm||77°F||66°F||71%||1014.3 hPa|
|Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC||19 mi||22 min||SSW 14 G 21||10.00 mi||Fair||75°F||69°F||82%||1015.3 hPa|
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|New River Inlet |
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Mon -- 03:30 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:58 AM EDT 3.13 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:17 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 10:22 AM EDT -0.03 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:21 PM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 04:37 PM EDT 3.10 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:55 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 10:49 PM EDT 0.02 feet Low Tide
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|Ocean City Beach (fishing pier) |
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Mon -- 03:31 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 03:45 AM EDT 4.48 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:18 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 10:04 AM EDT -0.06 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:22 PM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 04:24 PM EDT 4.43 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:55 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 10:31 PM EDT 0.03 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (17,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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