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Marine Weather and Tides
Pine Knoll Shores, NC

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Sunrise 6:57AMSunset 7:27PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 5:31 PM EDT (21:31 UTC) Moonrise 6:30AMMoonset 7:14PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 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- 317 Pm Edt Tue Mar 28 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W late. Seas 4 to 6 ft... Except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop...diminishing to light chop late. A chance of showers and tstms until early morning.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming ne in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Wed night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft...except around 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft... Except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu night..E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming se after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Fri..SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop...increasing to choppy in the afternoon. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Fri night..S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy... Diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the evening...then showers likely after midnight.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming n. Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pine Knoll Shores, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 281908
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
308 pm edt Tue mar 28 2017

Synopsis
A cold front will cross the region later tonight. High pressure
will build in from the north late Wednesday into Thursday. A
warm front will move through from the southwest Friday. A cold
front will move through early Saturday. Another cold front will
approach the area early next week.

Near term /through tonight/
As of 300 pm Tuesday... Remaining showers now moving off the
coast. Areas to the west of hwy 17 have been clear for the last
few hours and many locations have risen into the upper 70s with
dewpoints in the low to mid 60s. Current CAPE values look to be
between 1000 and 2000 j/kg and climbing. Some thunderstorms
have developed upstream in SW virgina and central nc. Confidence
is growing that a broken line of showers and thunderstorms, with
some storms being severe, will move into eastern nc later this
afternoon and evening.

Cold front eventually moves through overnight, with low temps
remaining mild in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Short term /Wednesday/
As of 1240 pm Tuesday... Dry weather expected for Wednesday as
high pressure ridges in from the sw. Winds will be out of the
north, and it will be a bit cooler. High temps will still reach
the low to mid 70s except for the dare county and the nobx where
the winds will blow off the still cold ocean, and temps will
only reach the low to mid 60s.

Long term /Wednesday night through Monday/
As of 230 pm Tuesday...

Wednesday night through Thursday... Ridging at the surface and
in the mid-levels will keep the region dry with a n/ne wind flow
providing slightly cooler temperatures. Seasonal temps
Wednesday night with lows generally in the mid to upper 40s. Nne
flow will keep NRN coast chilly Thursday with mid 50s rest of
the area will be in the 60s.

Thursday night through Sunday night... Moisture will start to
spread east from the mountains Thursday night with a few showers
reaching the far western CWA toward morning Friday. A deep 500
mb trough which will become negatively tilted... Coupled with
advection of deep moisture into eastern nc ahead of cold front
will lead to a rather wet Friday and have continued previous
forecasts of likely pops Friday into Friday evening. QPF totals
expected to be in the 1/2 to 1 inch range and could top an inch
in some spots. Will continue mention of thunder in the forecast
for Friday and Fri evening. Instability is not very impressive
in the latest model runs... But with negatively tilted upper
trough and plentiful moisture... A few thunderstorms will be
quite possible. Highs Friday will range from the mid 60s outer
banks to lower 70s inland. Small chc of lingering shra coast
early Sat then dry and mild rest of the weekend with high pres
crossing to the N and ridge aloft over the area. Highs Sat and
sun will range from the the upper 50s to lower 60s NE cst to
low/mid 70s sw.

Monday through tue... Another impressive SRN stream short wave
will impact the area with good cvrg of shra and a few tsra late
mon into tue. Given uncertainty of timing this far out will
keep pops in chc range but did add some tsra as area shld be in
warm sector. Highs will be in the 70s inland to 60s beaches.

Aviation /18z Tuesday through Sunday/
Short term /through 18z wed/...

as of 305 pm Tuesday... An area of weak convection currently
exists just east of the TAF sites with conditions improving to
vfr for all locations. GenerallyVFR expected this afternoon
then move convection initializing well northwest of the area
will move into the region later this evening. SW winds expected
to gust to around 15-20kt this afternoon. Depending on the
coverage and strength of these showers/storms, brief periods of
sub-vfr conditions may be possible but confidence is low as they
move into eastern nc. If these storms become severe, there is a
possibility of strong wind gusts and hail if sufficient
instability is realized. Improving conditions expected late
evening, however guidance continues to indicate we could see a
low stratocumulus deck advect into northern sections late
tonight as winds shift north. Return toVFR expected by mid
Wednesday morning.

Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/...

as of 230 pm Tuesday... With ridging in place at the surface and
in the mid- levels... ExpectVFR conditions into Thursday evening.

Widespread sub-vfr conditions are likely Friday and Friday
night as numerous showers and a few thunderstorms will occur
with slow moving cold front. Improving conditions to mostlyVFR
later Saturday and Sunday with surface and mid-level ridge
again building over eastern nc.

Marine
Short term /today and tonight/...

as of 305 pm Tuesday... Sw winds now around 10-20kt are expected
to continue and strengthen a bit more later this evening. Winds
will diminish tonight after a cold front moves through, but are
expected to pick up again out of the N around 15-20 kt by
Wednesday morning. Seas are expected remain 4-6 ft across the
central and southern waters and build up to 7 ft overnight with
contribution from swell produced by a low pressure area lifting
north across the western atlantic. Will continue the SCA for
the waters south of oregon inlet.

Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/...

as of 230 pm Wednesday... Nne winds will grad diminish to 10 to
15 kts most areas later Wed night into Thu as high pres builds
in from the n. Seas are expected to subside below 6 feet all
waters by early thu. Winds will veer to ese 10 to 15 kts on
backside of high Thu night with seas 3 to 5 feet. Ssw winds will
ramp up to 15 to 25 kts Fri into Fri evening ahead of a
low/cold front. These winds will lead to seas reaching 6 to 8
feet late Fri and Fri night. The cold front will push offshore
by early Sat with wnw winds 10 to 20 kts becoming more N late.

Seas will subside to 4 to 6 feet sat. High pres will build in
from the NW Sun with N to NE winds AOB 15 kts and seas mainly 3
to 5 feet... Poss some lingering 6 footers far outer central and
nrn wtrs.

Mhx watches/warnings/advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Thursday for amz152-154.

Small craft advisory until 2 am edt Thursday for amz156-158.

Synopsis... Sk/sgk
near term... Sgk
short term... Sgk
long term... Rf/ctc
aviation... Dag/rf/sgk
marine... Rf/sgk


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 7 mi43 min SSW 8.9 G 13 67°F 62°F1010.8 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 15 mi31 min SSW 8 G 9.9 69°F 1011.5 hPa (-2.4)

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC8 mi93 minSSW 1210.00 miPartly Cloudy70°F63°F79%1012.3 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC12 mi97 minS 97.00 miMostly Cloudy70°F61°F73%1012.1 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC13 mi34 minSSW 1010.00 miLight Rain68°F63°F84%1011.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Spooner Creek, North Carolina
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Spooner Creek
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Tue -- 04:49 AM EDT     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:59 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:30 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 10:34 AM EDT     1.42 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:05 PM EDT     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:13 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 10:57 PM EDT     1.54 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.20.80.40-0.2-0.3-0.10.20.71.11.41.41.20.90.50.1-0.2-0.3-0.20.10.61.11.41.5

Tide / Current Tables for Fort Macon, USCG Station, North Carolina
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Fort Macon
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Tue -- 02:27 AM EDT     -0.39 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:58 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:29 AM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 08:38 AM EDT     3.74 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:44 PM EDT     -0.36 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:25 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 08:13 PM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 08:59 PM EDT     3.96 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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10.2-0.3-0.30.21.12.13.13.63.73.32.41.40.4-0.2-0.30.10.91.933.743.72.9

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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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