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Marine Weather and Tides
Sneads Ferry, NC

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What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:07AMSunset 7:24PM Saturday March 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT (21:11 UTC) Moonrise 9:31PMMoonset 8:04AM Illumination 91% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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- 320 Pm Edt Sat Mar 23 2019
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt late this evening and overnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. NEar shore, seas around 2 ft this evening, then 1 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop late this evening and overnight.
Sun..NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the evening, then rain after midnight.
Tue..N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to very rough in the afternoon. Rain, mainly in the morning.
Tue night..NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. A chance of rain.
Wed..NE winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough.
Thu..NE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


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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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
320 pm edt Sat mar 23 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will pass through the area tonight and Sunday. A
storm system will impact the region Monday into Tuesday. High
pressure building down the east coast will then dominate later
Tuesday into the second half of the week.

Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
As of 320 pm sat... High pressure centered just to the northwest
this afternoon will be centered directly on top of the forecast
area by early Sunday morning. Breezy west to northwest winds
this afternoon will quickly drop to calm throughout early this
evening. Excellent radiational cooling will take place overnight
with clear skies, calm winds in an extremely dry atmosphere.

Have upgraded the freeze watch to a freeze warning, and added in
mainland dare county. Low temps around 30 along the coastal
plain to lower 30s close to the coast.

Short term 6 am Sunday morning through 6 pm Sunday
As of 320 pm sat... The center of the high will shift off the
coast during the day with a light south to southwest flow
developing in the late morning into the afternoon. Still a very
dry atmosphere in place which will allow temps to climb quickly
in the morning into the afternoon. High temps will reach the
upper 50s lower 60s northeast and outer banks, upper 60s to near
70 elsewhere.

Long term Sunday night through Saturday
As of 320 pm sat... Unsettled to start the period as a complex
low pressure area and front affect the region, then dry high
pressure builds in with mainly dry and seasonably mild temps
second half of the period.

Sunday night through Tuesday... Sunday night will continue dry as
area is under influence of higher hts, though a complex and
atypical upper level patten will emerge early next week as the
area of greatest energy associated with a shortwave aloft slides
from the northern jet stream across the missouri valley early
Monday to the southern stream across the carolinas by Tuesday
morning. The result is a complex and broad frontal system that
will impact the east coast Monday into early Tuesday. Locally,
moisture advection will be strongest Monday as we will be
located within the warm sector of the approaching system.

Surface low pressure will slide across the appalachians into the
carolinas later Monday. Guidance is resolving a complex low by
the time it reaches our area Monday night, with the primary low
center passing to our south, but a secondary low possibly
forming near over eastern nc. While exact details and
characteristics of the rainfall remain uncertain, the wettest
period should be late Monday afternoon through overnight Monday,
when column destabilization is greatest ahead of and near the
passing low. A few rumbles of thunder are also possible, though
instability appears too low for a severe threat.

Gusty winds and some coastal flood concerns will emerge late mon
night and ESP tue, as low offshore in tandem with building high
across the great lakes mid atlantic strengthen gradient winds.

Wind adv criteria (gusts > 45mph) may be met for coastal
counties for a time, and may lead to minor coastal flooding as
persistent nne winds occur through at least Tue night.

Wednesday through Saturday... High pressure ridging down the
east coast will dominate locally, keeping a mainly dry forecast
in place for the second half of the workweek as low pressure
stalls well offshore. Northeast winds will prevail, though they
will gradually diminish through the period. Accordingly, temps
will trend from below normal Wednesday to above normal by
Friday. High pres should finally ridge overhead by next weekend,
bringing very pleasant spring-like conditions to the region.

Aviation 19z Saturday through Thursday
Short term through 18z sun
as of 320 pm sat...VFR skc through the short term. Northwest
winds will quickly diminish to calm early this evening and
continue through mid-morning Sunday. Light south to southwest
winds will develop by midday Sunday.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday ...

as of 320 pm sat...VFR conditions will prevail through sun
night. Flight restrictions are then possible Monday through
Tuesday morning as a broad and complex storm system impacts the
area.VFR conditions and gusty northeasterly winds arrive during
the day Tuesday, likely continuing through Wednesday.

Marine
Short term through sun
as of 320 pm sat... Seas have subsided below 6 feet in the
oregon inlet to ocracoke zones have cancelled the small craft
advisory that was set to expire at 5 pm. High pressure will pass
through the marine zones tonight and Sunday. Winds this evening
of 5-15 knots will diminish to 5-10 knots after midnight,
continuing Sunday. Seas tonight will be 2-4 feet north of oregon
inlet and south of ocracoke, 3-5 feet in between. Seas Sunday
will be 2-3 feet throughout.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday ...

as of 320 pm sat... Southerly flow will increase Sun night ahead
of a complex low pressure frontal system approaching from the
west. The cold front low pressure area will pass off the coast
Tuesday morning. The low will deepen offshore Tuesday as high
pressure builds inland, resulting in strong north to northeast
winds developing. Gale conditions are likely on Tuesday into
Tuesday night as low pressure remains stalled well offshore,
keeping the gradient tight locally. Winds will slowly diminish
on Wed though likely persist in the strong SCA range.

Seas will remain fairly benign Sunday night through Monday
night, though will build slightly in response to developing
southerly southwesterly winds in the 10-20 kt range, building up
to as high as 4 ft late Mon night in choppy wind swell. Strong
northeasterly winds will bring rapidly increasing northeast
windswell as the low frontal system moves well offshore Tuesday,
and seas will become large and dangerous Tuesday through
Wednesday.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... Freeze warning from 2 am to 8 am edt Sunday for ncz029-044>047-
079>081-090>095-098.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Hsa
short term... Hsa
long term... Tl
aviation... Hsa tl
marine... Hsa tl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41064 31 mi63 min W 5.8 G 7.8 57°F 60°F1021.8 hPa
41159 31 mi41 min 60°F3 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 32 mi41 min W 7 G 13 64°F 57°F1022.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 34 mi41 min 58°F2 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 38 mi63 min WSW 5.8 G 7.8 57°F 59°F1022.7 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 38 mi41 min WNW 7 G 15 60°F 57°F1022.2 hPa
WLON7 39 mi41 min 69°F 56°F1022.1 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 44 mi71 min W 8 G 11 60°F 1022 hPa (-0.5)24°F

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC13 mi15 minWNW 1310.00 miFair63°F21°F20%1022.1 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC19 mi14 minW 9 G 1610.00 miFair64°F21°F19%1022.3 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 -- 04:12 AM EDT     -0.50 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:09 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:03 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:21 AM EDT     3.37 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:24 PM EDT     -0.40 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:30 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:45 PM EDT     3.63 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.71.70.7-0.1-0.5-0.30.31.22.12.93.33.32.71.90.90.1-0.4-0.30.21.12.12.93.53.6

Tide / Current Tables for Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina
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