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Marine Weather and Tides
Jacksonville, NC

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 7:25PM Thursday March 23, 2017 12:13 PM EDT (16:13 UTC) Moonrise 3:14AMMoonset 1:59PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 1017 Am Edt Thu Mar 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until 6 pm edt this evening...
Rest of today..NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft... Except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Tonight..NE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft...except around 2 ft near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy...diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Fri..E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop...increasing to a moderate chop.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 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 Jacksonville, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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national weather service newport/morehead city nc
630 am edt Thu mar 23 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will build in from the northwest today then slide
offshore Friday. The high will remain offshore through the
weekend with the next frontal system approaching the middle of
next week.

Near term /until 6 pm this evening/
As of 630 am thu... Cold high pres will build in from the nw
with mainly clear skies. High temps will be well below normal
ranging from mid 40s NE cst to mid 50s s.

Short term /6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday/
As of 230 am thu... The strong high will remain centered near
the area leading to good radiational cooling with light winds
and mainly clr skies. Lows will range from around 30 cooler
inland spots to mid/upr 30s beaches.

Long term /Friday through Wednesday/
As of 230 am thu... Used an even blend of the latest GFS and
ecmwf. High pressure off the mid-atlantic coast will move east
as a cold front approaches from the west. A light south wind
Friday will push afternoon highs into the mid/upper 60s with
cooler upper 50s/lower 60s on the outer banks. Deeper southwest
flow forecast Saturday with even warmer highs reaching the
lower/mid 70s with mid 60s outer banks. The cold front
approaches from the west Sunday but deeper moisture lifts out to
the north of the area during the day so will only carry slight
chance pops. Deeper moisture in place Monday ahead of the front
so bumped up pops to 30% all areas. Afternoon highs even warmer
especially along the coastal plain with highs approaching 80.

Cooler along the south coast in the lower/mid 70s and outer
banks in the mid 60s. The front finally pushes through Tuesday
and off the coast Tuesday night. Dynamics not very impressive so
kept pops capped at 30%. Dry weather returns Wednesday with
surface ridge extending into the region from the great lakes.

Aviation /10z Thursday through Monday/
Short term /through tonight/...

as of 630 am thu... High confidence in mainlyVFR conditions
through the TAF cycle. Mainly clr skies thru period with just
some thin high clouds from time to time. Dew pts will be slowly
increasing later tonight and could see some patchy fog late but
confidence is low so no mention in fcst.

Long term /fri through Monday/...

as of 230 am thu...

vfr through Saturday night, then sub-vfr in isolated
showers/tstms Sunday and in scattered showers/tstms Monday.

Surface winds will be from the ssw 5-10 knots Friday, SW 10-15
knots Saturday, S 10-15 knots Sunday and SW 10-15 knots Monday.

Marine
Short term... /through tonight/...

as of 630 am thu... Updated earlier to issue SCA for pamlico
sound thru the morn as winds have been steadily increasing past
cpl hrs and 06z mdls slightly stronger with winds. As high pres
builds closer these winds shld diminish by around noon.

Otherwise no changes with elevated seas cont today cstl waters.

Prev disc... Ne winds 15 to 25 kts currently will slowly
diminish 10 to 15 kts by this evening... Then become light ese
overnight with the high centered just to the nw. Seas of 6 to 10
ft currently will subside to 4 to 6 feet late today and reach 2
to 4 feet tonight. SCA will end later today or early evening
coastal waters.

Long term /fri through Monday/...

as of 230 am thu... A south southwest flow is forecast through
the long term, with high pressure in the western atlantic and a
cold front approaching from the west early next week. Speeds
will average 5-15 knots. Seas will average 2-4 feet through
Saturday night. Seas will build a bit early next week as the
front gets closer, averaging 3-5 feet north of oregon inlet and
south of CAPE lookout, with 4-7 feet from oregon inlet to
ocracoke.

Mhx watches/warnings/advisories
Nc... Freeze warning until 9 am edt this morning for ncz095-098.

Marine... Small craft advisory until noon edt today for amz135.

Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for amz152-
154.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for amz150-
156-158.

Synopsis... Rf
near term... Rf
short term... Rf
long term... Hsa
aviation... Rf/hsa
marine... Rf/hsa


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 39 mi44 min NE 20 G 23 45°F 56°F1034.8 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 39 mi44 min NE 13 G 17 45°F 52°F1035 hPa
41159 41 mi31 min 64°F7 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 42 mi66 min ENE 16 G 27 47°F 57°F1035.6 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 42 mi45 min 57°F5 ft
41064 42 mi66 min NE 21 G 27 48°F 1035 hPa
WLON7 44 mi44 min 50°F 54°F1035.5 hPa
NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC 45 mi89 min E 16 47°F 1034 hPa32°F
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 47 mi74 min NNE 20 G 23 44°F 1035.7 hPa (+2.6)
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 49 mi66 min E 19 G 29 49°F 62°F1033.8 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC2 mi18 minE 910.00 miFair50°F26°F39%1036 hPa
Jacksonville, Albert J Ellis Airport, NC15 mi18 minNNE 1110.00 miFair48°F27°F44%1036.8 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC19 mi17 minNE 9 G 1610.00 miFair49°F23°F36%1036.5 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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Thu -- 04:13 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:37 AM EDT     2.83 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:08 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:07 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:59 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:02 PM EDT     2.34 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:02 PM EDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.81.31.92.52.82.82.62.11.50.90.50.30.40.71.31.82.22.32.21.91.30.80.30.2

Tide / Current Tables for Bogue Inlet, North Carolina
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Bogue Inlet
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Thu -- 04:12 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:34 AM EDT     2.10 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:05 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 02:58 PM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:59 PM EDT     1.74 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:00 PM EDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.711.51.92.12.11.91.61.10.70.40.30.40.611.41.71.71.71.410.60.30.2

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (12,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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