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|Sunrise 6:14AM||Sunset 7:58PM||Monday May 4, 2015 5:07 PM EDT (21:07 UTC)||Moonrise 7:35PM||Moonset 5:44AM||Illumination 98%|
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|AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 326 Pm Edt Mon May 4 2015|
Tonight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds...decreasing to 4 seconds after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Tue night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Wed..E winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft...except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop... Increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Wed night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Thu..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Thu night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft... Subsiding to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Sat..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
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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national weather service newport/morehead city nc
711 am edt Mon may 4 2015
High pressure will extend over the area from offshore through
Tuesday. Low pressure will form near the bahamas Wednesday and
linger off the southeast coast through the weekend.
Near term /until 6 pm this evening/
As of 700 am Monday... Updated to add some cloudiness over coastal
plains next few hours and adjusted hourly temps for latest obs.
Rest of fcst on track.
as of 330 am Monday... Weak shrt WV will move in from W today but
only effect will be slight enhancement of cu/scu over inland
sections this aftn as atmos too dry to support any deep
convection. Sea breeze expected to keep coastal sections mostly
sunny. With temps starting out a few degs warmer this morning than
24 hours ago... Can expect MAX temps a couple of degs warmer this
aftn given similar low lvl thicknesses... Thus previuos fcst on
track and in line with MOS blend of lower 80s inland to mid-upr
Short term /6 pm this evening through 6 am Tuesday/
As of 330 am Monday... High and dry conditions will persist
tonight. Pres grad will be tightened a bit between offshore high
and weak lee troffing... Resulting in limited decoupling and warmer
min temps... Low-mid 50s inland to around 60 coast.
Long term /Tuesday through Sunday/
As of 4 am mon... Long term period will feature warm and dry
conditions to start... Then potential for developing low pressure
over the SW atlantic to affect the area after mid week.
Tuesday and Wednesday... High pres remains static over the western
atlantic and continues ridging into the SE CONUS with highs again
generally in the low/mid 80s inland to 70s beaches. Low dewpoint
temps will continue and will allow for large diurnal temperature
variation. Lows will drop into the low/mid 50s inland to near 60
beaches. Relative humidities each afternoon will drop into the
30-35 percentile range though winds should be light enough to
prohibit fire weather concerns.
Thursday and Friday... Med and long range model suite in good
agreement on low pres development near the bahamas... With a
general drift towards the north through the end of the work week.
The prevailing westerlies will remain well to the north across the
upper great lakes and canada through the week... And this will
prevent much movement of the low pres area through the weekend.
04/00z NCEP spaghetti's all developing low pres though begin to
diverge with placement of the low by Thursday... With operational
gfs bringing the low center ashore in sc... Though many of ensemble
solns keep the low offshore of the carolinas. Cmc brings the low
ashore in SE nc... With the ECMWF keeping the system offshore
through the period. Have maintained a cmc/gfs/ecm blend for winds
which would prevail from the east and south through the period
generally 10-20 kts along the coast due to gradient between
western atlantic high pres and approaching low. Have inc pops a
bit along the coast with 40-50 pops thur night and Friday. A
faster nam/cmc soln would bring precip into the area a bit
earlier... As early as thur morning. At least indirect coastal
impacts could be expected by the end of the week (high|
surf/coastal flooding/surf zone hazards). A track of the low
coming onshore or near the coast would exacerbate these impacts.
Saturday and Sunday... Maintained low chance pops due to the low
pres area possibly still in the vcnty. With increased humidity
vals and still high low level thicknesses... It will begin to feel
summery with highs in the 80s and lows well into the 60s.
Aviation /12z Monday through Friday/
Short term /through 12z Tuesday/... As of 700 am Monday...VFR
expected to prevail through the TAF period with high pres
extending over area from offshore. Wsw wind to around 10 kt this
morning will become more ssw this aftn. Some sct high based cu/scu
likely inland with heating today and may persist over NW sections
this evening. Gdnc supports minimal fog threat again tonight.
Long term /Tuesday through fri/
as of 4 am mon...VFR conditions as dry high pres will be in
control Tue and wed. Approaching low pres from the south may
produce lowered CIGS and rain showers thur and fri.
Short term /through tonight/
as of 700 am Monday... No changes with update.
as of 330 am Monday... Weak high pres over area this morning will
gradually move E through tonight with pres grad tightening a bit
with lee troffing inland. This will result in light w-sw winds
this morning becoming s-sw this aftn with speeds increasing to
10-15 kt N of oregon inlet late aftn through this evening.
Ww3 and local nwps generally in line with previuos fcst seas of
Long term /tue through fri/
as of 4 am mon... Good boating conditions to start the period with
high pres in control on Tuesday. Winds will be around 10 kt with
seas 1 to 3 feet.
The forecast mid to late week will depend on the
location/track/intensity of low pressure forecast to develop off
of the southeast coast. Due to considerable spread in the models
regarding this system, this period of the forecast has below
normal confidence. Will rely on consistency with previous
forecasts and model blends to forecast winds and seas Wed through
Friday. A majority of the models bring the low pres system ashore
in sc or SE nc... Though some of them keep the system east of the
nc waters. Will continue to fcst easterly to southeasterly winds
10-20 kt Wed into thur... Becoming south on Friday. An offshore
track would keep east to northeast winds however. Nwps and
wavewatch iv have seas building to 4 to 7 feet thur into Fri with
the tightened gradient between western atlantic high pres and
near term... Jbm
short term... Jbm
long term... Tl
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC||32 mi||38 min||S 8 G 8.9||71°F||71°F||1026.1 hPa|
|41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC||33 mi||49 min||69°F||2 ft|
|41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||34 mi||60 min||SSW 5.8 G 7.8||71°F||69°F||1026.8 hPa|
|NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC||38 mi||83 min||SSE 6||75°F||1027 hPa||63°F|
|BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC||38 mi||38 min||S 8 G 8.9||73°F||67°F||1026 hPa|
|41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||38 mi||68 min||S 1.9 G 3.9||71°F||73°F|
|WLON7||39 mi||38 min||74°F||68°F||1026 hPa|
|CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC||44 mi||68 min||SSE 7 G 8||71°F||1026.8 hPa (-0.8)||56°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||72 min||S 10 G 18||10.00 mi||Fair||77°F||55°F||47%||1026.6 hPa|
|Swansboro, Bogue Field, Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field, NC||19 mi||71 min||S 9||10.00 mi||Fair||75°F||55°F||52%||1027.5 hPa|
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|New River Inlet |
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Mon -- 02:40 AM EDT 0.02 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:16 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 06:43 AM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 08:30 AM EDT 2.72 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:25 PM EDT -0.04 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:56 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:34 PM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 08:51 PM EDT 3.57 feet High Tide
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|Ocean City Beach (fishing pier) |
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Mon -- 02:22 AM EDT 0.03 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:17 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 06:44 AM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 08:17 AM EDT 3.89 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:07 PM EDT -0.06 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:56 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:35 PM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 08:38 PM EDT 5.10 feet High Tide
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (17,4,5,8)(on/off)  Help
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