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Sneads Ferry, NC

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Sunrise 6:42AMSunset 6:02PM Saturday February 24, 2018 3:10 AM EST (08:10 UTC) Moonrise 12:32PMMoonset 1:55AM Illumination 66% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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- 112 Am Est Sat Feb 24 2018
Rest of tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A slight chance of showers. Patchy fog. Patchy fog late. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to 1 nm or less late.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Showers likely.
Mon night..W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. Showers likely in the evening.
Tue..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.
Wed..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sneads Ferry, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 240607
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
107 am est Sat feb 24 2018

Synopsis
A warm front will lift back north tonight. High pressure will
continue offshore over the weekend with continued very warm
temperatures. A cold front will move through the area Sunday
night into early Monday, followed by high pressure Tuesday into
Wednesday. Another system will impact the area late Wednesday
night into Thursday.

Near term until 6 am this morning
As of 1000 pm Friday... Light southerly winds indicate warm front
has lifted back north but widespread low clouds and fog persist
over NE sections and also developing and spreading north from
dpl-oaj-ewn-pgv areas. Guidance continues to indicate additional
development over rest of area later tonight with light southerly
winds keeping vsbys mainly 1-3 sm. Did raise min temps a few
degrees with clouds and wind keep temps up near 60 inland and
temps likely rising a few degrees for northern outer banks.

Previous discussion
as of 215 pm Friday... Low clouds holding on near water where
cooler sst limiting mixing with pc msunny skies inland.

Overnight the ill defined front to the S will dissipate or lift
n with light ssw flow developing. Winds will be light enuf for
some fog st to grad spread inland from water. Models show some
shra skirting the coast overnight but bulk appear to stay
offshore... Lowered and shrunk area of shra near imd cst.

Guidance similar with lows mainly cpl dgrs either side of 55
most spots... Bit cooler NE coast.

Short term 6 am this morning through 6 pm Sunday
As of 215 pm Friday... Region will be in warm sector again sat
with ssw flow around offshore high pres. Think low clouds and
fog that forms tonight shld erode quickly with sct to bkn cu
rest of the day. Kept small pop in ERN tier early with no pop in
the aftn with limited moisture. Very mild with highs mainly 75
to 80 over land and lower 70s beaches.

Long term Sunday night through Friday
As of 325 am Friday... A record-breaking warm weekend will be
following by a high threat of showers Sunday night into Monday
night. High pressure will rebuild over the area Tuesday and
Wednesday before another system brings a threat of rain by
Wednesday night.

Saturday night and Sunday... Deep moisture will increase from
the south and west and precipitable waters approach 1.5 inches
ahead of slow-moving frontal system over the weekend as upper
level ridge gradually weakens offshore. This will lead to a
better chance pop for Sunday. The big story for the weekend
will be the warm southwest flow leading to more record-breaking
warm temperatures. Sunday looks especially warm as some inland
locations could reach the mid 80s.

Sunday night through Monday night... Latest GFS and ecmwf
continue the wet trend for Sunday night and especially Monday,
when the coverage of showers should be the greatest. Some timing
difference with the ECMWF a bit slower, but have raised pops to
likely for Monday, following high chance pops for Sunday night.

The rain should clear out Monday night, a bit later on the
ecmwf. Temperatures will be cooler on Monday behind the cold
front with highs generally in the low mid 60s with some upper
50s on the northern outer banks. These readings are still about
8-10 degrees above normal for this time of year.

Tuesday and Wednesday... Dry high pressure will build behind the
exiting system Tuesday into Wednesday. The airmass behind the
front is not overly cold and more of pacific origin. As a
result, highs will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s with overnight
lows in the 40s.

Wednesday night and Thursday... A strong area of low pressure
will move from the mississippi valley into the ohio valley
pulling a warm front north across eastern nc Wednesday night,
followed by a decent cold front later on Thursday. This will
lead to a high chance of showers for this period.

Aviation 06z Saturday through Wednesday
Short term through 00z Sunday ...

as of 1 am sat... High confidence of ifr lifr conditions will
persist through mid morning. Widespread ifr lifr conditions have
developed over the area with as an increase of moisture
underneath the boundary layer. Conditions will slowly improve
toVFR by late morning with CU scu and SW winds around 10 kt
this afternoon.

Long term Saturday night through Tuesday ...

as of 345 am Thursday... Some periods of sub-vfr conditions,
likely MVFR, are expected Sunday into Monday as an approaching
frontal system will bring more numerous showers, especially
behind the cold front on Monday. Skies should clear late Monday
night with dry high pressure andVFR conditions for Tuesday.

Marine
Short term through Sat ...

as of 1 am sat... Latest buoy obs are showing light southerly
flow and seas 4-5 ft. Overall marine forecast is in good shape,
but will issue marine dense fog advisory as sea fog have
developed north of diamond shoals and extending into the
albemarle and pamlico sound early this morning.

Previous discussion
as of 215 pm Friday... Will once again have to deal with areas of
fog developing overnight. Always hard to predict how dense fog
will be so not issuing a dense fog advisory with this pkg.

Light variable winds this evening will become more SW overnight
as high pres offshore becomes dominant feature as weak front to
the S dissipates or shifts n. On Sat the grdnt will tighten a
bit with ssw winds reaching solid 15 kts most wtrs with some
gusts to 20 kts.

Ene swell will keep seas in the 3 to 5 foot central and n
tonight and 2 to 4 feet s. On Sat the increasing SW winds will
keep seas 3 to 5 feet central wtrs and mostly 2 to 4 feet
elsewhere.

Long term Saturday night through Tuesday ...

as of 345 am Friday... With high pressure offshore, winds
Saturday night should be SW at 10-20 knots with seas of 3-5
feet. A 24-hour window of small craft advisory are likely Sunday
morning into Monday morning with SW winds of 15-25 knots south
of oregon inlet with seas as high as 6-7 feet per the latest
swan nwps model. Winds veer to N NE behind the cold front Monday
and will run 10-20 knots before diminishing on Tuesday.

Climate
Record high temps for 02 24 (Saturday)
location temp year
new bern 84 1962 (kewn asos)
cape hatteras 76 2017 (khse asos)
greenville 81 1985 (coop - not kpgv awos)
morehead city 77 1996 (coop - not kmrh asos)
kinston 84 1930 (coop - not kiso awos)
jacksonville 86 1982 (knca asos)
record high temps for 02 25 (Sunday)
location temp year
new bern 80 2017 (kewn asos)
cape hatteras 74 2017 (khse asos)
greenville 81 2017 (coop - not kpgv awos)
morehead city 76 2017 (coop - not kmrh asos)
kinston 84 1930 (coop - not kiso awos)
jacksonville 78 2017 (knca asos)

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Dense fog advisory until noon est today for amz130-135-150-152.

Synopsis... Rf
near term... Rf jbm bm
short term... Rf
long term... Ctc
aviation... Ctc bm
marine... Rf ctc jbm bm
climate... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41064 31 mi62 min SSW 3.9 G 7.8 70°F 69°F1025.6 hPa
41159 31 mi40 min 69°F4 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 32 mi40 min W 4.1 G 6 64°F 56°F1025.8 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 34 mi41 min 59°F3 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 34 mi62 min W 3.9 G 5.8 61°F 59°F1025.4 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 38 mi40 min SW 2.9 G 5.1 62°F 60°F1025.7 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 38 mi62 min SSW 12 G 16 69°F 70°F1025.6 hPa
WLON7 39 mi40 min 62°F 61°F1025.4 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 44 mi70 min SSW 5.1 G 6 1026.1 hPa (-0.9)

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC13 mi14 minSW 310.00 miOvercast60°F60°F100%1025.4 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC19 mi13 minWSW 410.00 miOvercast63°F63°F100%1025.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New River Inlet, North Carolina
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New River Inlet
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Sat -- 01:48 AM EST     3.15 feet High Tide
Sat -- 01:54 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:21 AM EST     0.07 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:32 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:09 PM EST     2.29 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:00 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 08:14 PM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.633.12.92.41.70.90.40.10.10.511.62.12.32.21.81.30.60.1-0.2-0.10.31

Tide / Current Tables for Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina
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Ocean City Beach (fishing pier)
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Sat -- 01:35 AM EST     4.50 feet High Tide
Sat -- 01:55 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 06:45 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:03 AM EST     0.12 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:33 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:56 PM EST     3.27 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:01 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:56 PM EST     -0.29 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.94.44.543.22.11.10.40.10.30.81.62.53.13.332.41.50.6-0.1-0.3-00.71.7

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