Monday, December11, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Beaufort, NC

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Sunrise 7:04AMSunset 4:58PM Monday December 11, 2017 4:09 AM EST (09:09 UTC) Moonrise 12:45AMMoonset 1:18PM Illumination 46% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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- 237 Am Est Mon Dec 11 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Wednesday afternoon...
Today..W winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop this afternoon.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
Tue..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Tue night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Wed..NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy.
Fri..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Beaufort, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 110800
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
300 am est Mon dec 11 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will build south of the region today. Two dry
cold fronts will cross the area this week, the first one
Tuesday, the second one Thursday night.

Near term through today
As of 230 am Monday... High pressure will continue to build over
the area from the south today producing clear skies and light
winds. Highs will be in the lower to mid 50s.

Short term tonight
As of 230 am Monday... A dry cold front will approach from the
west late. Initially light winds clear skies early will lead to
strong radiational cooling and rapidly falling evening
temperatures. Then late tonight as the front approaches winds
could increase late as the pressure gradient tightens. Thus low
temps could occur around midnight with steady or slowly rising
temps late.

Long term Tuesday through Sunday
As of 300 am mon... Another shot of arctic air will surge in tue
night and Wed as upper trof crosses the region. Models are dry
with limited moisture so no precip expected. Very cold Wed with
lows in the mid 20s inland to low 30s coast and highs mainly
upper 30s to lower 40s.

Another front moves through late in the week. Timing of this
feature much in question. HPC surface prog has it passing
through Thursday. However, the latest run of both the GFS and
the ECMWF are much slower with it, bringing it through fri
afternoon. Because of this, I will continue the dry forecast for
late week as moisture still appears limited. The weekend looks
dry with high pressure building into the region from the
southwest.

Highs Thu upper 40s to lower 50s and mostly lower mid 50s fri
and upper 40s to lower 50s sat. Temps moderate a bit Sunday with
highs in the mid upper 50s.

Aviation 07z Monday through Friday
Short term through tonight ...

as of 230 am Monday... High confidence in mainlyVFR conditions
through tonight as high pressure prevails today and a dry cold
front approaches late tonight. Expecting mostly clear skies and
light winds through the period. Early this morning, if winds
decouple, then patchy shallow ground fog could occur with a
brief period of subVFR visibilities possible.

Long term Tuesday through Friday ...

as of 300 am mon...VFR dry weather expected with partly cloudy to
mostly clear skies.

Marine
Short term through tonight ...

as of 230 am Monday... Small craft advisory conditions are
expected to develop late tonight as a strong cold front
approaches from the west thus advisories have been issued for
all of the near shore waters and the pamlico sound. Through this
morning westerly winds 15 to 20 kt will diminish to 5 to 10 kt
this afternoon and evening as high pressure to south builds over
the waters. Then late tonight (after midnight) the pressure
gradient will tighten as the cold front approaches causing winds
to increase to SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft this morning will
subside to 2 to 3 ft late this afternoon and evening then build
to 4 to 7 ft toward Tuesday morning.

Long term Tuesday through Friday ...

as of 300 am mon... The long term will feature mostly poor
boating conditions for the coastal waters and sounds. Two dry
fronts will pass through the area, one on Tuesday and the other
on Thursday.

The flow will be westerly through the period, with the strongest
winds Tuesday into Wednesday at 20-30 knots on the coastal
waters and pamlico sound. Small craft advisories are now in
effect for those zones. A few gusts to gale force will be
possible Tuesday and Tuesday night on the coastal waters.

Winds Thursday and Friday will average 10-20 knots, with 20-25
knots possible from hatteras to ocracoke on Friday.

Seas on the coastal waters will be highest Tuesday and Tuesday
night, averaging 5-9 feet. Seas will remain elevated for the
remainder of the period, with small craft conditions continuing
through the end of the week for most of the coastal waters.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 4 am Tuesday to 7 pm est Wednesday
for amz135-150.

Small craft advisory from 4 am Tuesday to 7 pm est Friday for
amz152-154.

Small craft advisory from 4 am Tuesday to 5 pm est Wednesday
for amz156-158.

Synopsis... Jme
near term... Jme
short term... Jme
long term... Hsa
aviation... Jme hsa
marine... Jme hsa


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 0 mi52 min WNW 7 G 12 44°F 51°F1021.3 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 10 mi70 min W 12 G 15 1021.6 hPa (-1.0)
41159 38 mi40 min 68°F4 ft
41064 38 mi62 min W 14 G 19 51°F 68°F1021.4 hPa
41063 39 mi70 min W 18 G 23 51°F 1021 hPa (-1.0)

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC1 mi72 minW 810.00 miFair42°F30°F62%1021.7 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC15 mi76 minSW 710.00 miFair34°F28°F79%1021.5 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC20 mi73 minW 510.00 miFair40°F28°F63%1022.2 hPa
Piney Island, Bt-11 Bombing Range, NC24 mi74 minWSW 8 mi0°F0°F%1022.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, North Carolina (sub)
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Duke Marine Lab
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Mon -- 12:45 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 02:25 AM EST     3.16 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:03 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:32 AM EST     0.36 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:18 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 02:42 PM EST     3.11 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:56 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 08:59 PM EST     0.04 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.22.83.13.12.72.11.30.70.40.40.71.322.633.12.82.21.40.70.200.20.8

Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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North River Bridge
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Mon -- 12:44 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:11 AM EST     1.70 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:03 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:02 AM EST     0.08 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:17 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 04:30 PM EST     1.63 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:55 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 11:27 PM EST     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.20.71.11.51.71.61.41.10.80.40.20.10.20.511.41.61.61.51.20.80.40.1-0

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (4,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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