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Marine Weather and Tides
Indian Beach, NC

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6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 6:12AMSunset 8:15PM Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:38 AM EDT (04:38 UTC) Moonrise 8:39AMMoonset 9:39PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 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- 1040 Pm Edt Tue Jul 25 2017
Overnight..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop late. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed night..E winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Thu..E winds around 5 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. Showers and tstms likely.
Sat..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop. Showers and tstms likely, then a chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Indian Beach, 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
1050 pm edt Tue jul 25 2017

Synopsis
A weak cold front will push south across the area tonight. High
pressure will extend over the area from the north Wednesday and
Wednesday night. Another cold front will move in from the
northwest Friday and Saturday and then stall just off the coast
Sunday into Monday.

Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
As of 1030 pm Tuesday... Aside from a pesky storm over SE duplin
county into western onslow, most of our shower and thunderstorm
activity has been very scattered with the forecast handling it
quite well. Was tempted to lower chances for rain overnight but
we continue to see pin prick showers pop up now and then, even
inland, so a 20% to 30% chance over the southern third of the
forecast area overnight remains a reasonable forecast. Our sky
cover will be mostly cloudy through midnight before drier air
advects into the area. This dry air, courtesy of north-
northeast winds in wake of front will bring in slightly cooler
air as well, allowing min temps to drop into upper 60s north to
lower 70s south.

Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through 6 pm Wednesday
As of 300 pm Tuesday... Models have trended drier for most of
area but NAM and ECMWF still indicate isolated activity possible
over southern sections where sea breeze may try to build against
n-ne winds and have kept low chance pop there. MAX temps
noticeably cooler with highs around 80 northern obx to 85-88
southern sections, and dew points dropping to 65-70.

Long term Wednesday night through Tuesday
As of 345 pm Tuesday... Drier conditions Wednesday night into
Thursday as high pressure builds in. A cold front will approach
the region Friday and cross Saturday bringing a good chance of
showers and thunderstorms across the region. The front will
stall along or off the coast through the weekend and into early
next week.

Wednesday night through Thursday night... Conditions continue to
look dry for Wednesday night and Thursday as high pressure builds in
from the north. At the same time, a significant cold front and
shortwave located over the midwest ohio valley drops down with a sfc
low developing and moving into the mid-atlantic region. Models keep
the area dry on Thursday, but could see a few showers develop along
the coast and may also see storms move in from the west as upper
level dynamics improve with the approaching shortwave late Thursday
night. Highs expected near 90 inland to mid 80s along the coast with
lows mainly in the mid 70s inland to upper 70s coast.

Friday through Tuesday... Models have not been consistent with
timing of system moving into the area as well as how far the
front will push offshore this weekend, therefore confidence is
low. At this time went with wpc guidance and have the cold front
(and significant shortwave associated with it) to move across
the region Friday into Saturday while low pressure moves off the
mid-atlantic coast Friday with the trailing cold front progged
to move across the area Saturday. Descent instability and shear
expected to exist across the region ahead of the front Friday
with favorable upper level dynamics and could see strong to
severe storms across the region. The front is forecast to stall
offshore late Saturday into Sunday but then move back toward the
coast early next week. An upper trough will persist across the
east coast into early next week as well with the axis west of
the area with S SW flow lifting abundant moisture across the
area.

Strong SW flow persists Friday ahead of the front bringing warm
temps with highs in the lower 90s inland to mid upper 80s along the
coast. Temps a few degrees below normal expected this weekend into
early next week with highs generally in the mid 80s but onshore flow
may hold the northern obx in the lower 80s.

Aviation 03z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term through Wednesday ...

as of 730 pm Tuesday...

outside of koaj with a thunderstorm in the next hour,VFR
through the end of the TAF period. At oak a brief thunderstorm
is expected within the next hour with ifr vsbys and CIGS in
heavy rain. Beyond that some patchy clouds around 2500 ft are
possible overnight with NE winds, but the chances for ceilings
at this level appear to be low at this time. Another mostly
sunny day is expected Wednesday with light winds out of the
northeast and sct clouds around 5,000 feet.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday ...

as of 345 pm Tuesday... MainlyVFR conditions for Thursday as drier
conditions are expected, but cannot rule the possible sub-vfr
Wednesday late night to early morning Thursday. A cold front will
move into the region Friday and Saturday which will bring showers
and thunderstorms with periods of sub-vfr conditions.

Marine
Short term through Wednesday ...

as of 1030 pm Tuesday... A surge behind a cold front is keeping
waves in the 3 to 4 foot range as of 10 pm, with winds between
10 and 20 kts. With the front cutting across the central part of
our forecast area, wind directions range from northeast north of
cape lookout, to westerly across the southern waters. Northeast
winds 10 to 20 kts with seas 3 to 4 feet through Wednesday
afternoon.

Long term Wednesday night through Sunday ... As of 345
Tuesday... High pressure will build into the area from the north
Wednesday night and Thursday with winds diminishing to 10 kt or
less late Wednesday night and veering to SE to S Thursday
afternoon with seas around 2-3 ft. A cold front will approach
from the NW Friday with winds becoming SW around 10-15 kt
Thursday night and 15-25 kt Friday into Friday night with seas
expected to build to 3-6 ft. Models continue to differ with the
strength of the SW winds, but there is a good chance sca
conditions will develop across portions of our waters Friday and
continuing through Friday night. The front is forecasted to
move offshore Saturday with a NE surge 10- 20 knots developing
and sea 3-5 ft continuing through Sunday.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Jbm
near term... Jbm eh
short term... Jbm
long term... Bm
aviation... Eh bm
marine... Jbm eh bm


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 11 mi50 min ENE 8 G 12 79°F 80°F1019 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 20 mi38 min NE 17 G 20 78°F 1019.3 hPa (+0.9)
41159 34 mi55 min 84°F3 ft
41064 34 mi90 min Calm G 1.9 82°F 84°F1018.9 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC9 mi41 minENE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy75°F71°F88%1020 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC11 mi44 minE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy78°F71°F79%1019.6 hPa
Beaufort Smith Field, NC12 mi1.7 hrsENE 710.00 miA Few Clouds78°F72°F82%1019.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Spooner Creek, North Carolina
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Spooner Creek
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Wed -- 12:16 AM EDT     1.64 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:12 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:04 AM EDT     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:39 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:43 PM EDT     1.33 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:08 PM EDT     -0.11 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:14 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:38 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.61.61.410.60.2-0.1-0.2-0.10.20.611.31.31.20.90.60.2-0-0.1-00.20.71.1

Tide / Current Tables for Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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Coral Bay
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Wed -- 06:12 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:32 AM EDT     -0.19 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:38 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 12:18 PM EDT     1.84 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:49 PM EDT     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:38 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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21.81.510.50.1-0.2-0.20.10.61.21.61.81.81.51.10.70.3-0-0.10.10.51.11.5

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (0,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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