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Marine Weather and Tides
Morehead City, NC

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Sunrise 5:53AMSunset 8:26PM Friday June 23, 2017 4:43 PM EDT (20:43 UTC) Moonrise 4:32AMMoonset 6:58PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 300 Pm Edt Fri Jun 23 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 6 pm edt this evening through late Saturday night...
Tonight..SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Sat..SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Sat night..SW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight. Showers and tstms.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. Showers and tstms.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Showers and tstms likely.
Mon..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers.
Mon night..S winds around 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers.
Wed..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming e. Seas 1 ft, then 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Morehead City, 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
333 pm edt Fri jun 23 2017

Synopsis
A hot and humid airmass will remain over the region through
Saturday. The remnants of tropical cyclone cindy will pass
well to the north on Saturday. A tropically enhanced cold front
will move very slowly through eastern nc Saturday and Sunday,
before pushing just south of the area by late Monday. The front
will meander just off the coast through Wednesday. High pressure
will build in from the west Wednesday through late next week.

Near term through tonight
As of 330 pm fri... Ridging aloft will continue quiet conditions
through tonight. Increasing SW gradient will produce very warm,
humid, and breezy conditions tonight. Winds will gust upwards of
20-25 mph interior, 25-30 mph on the coast as remnants of cindy
approach from the west.

Short term Saturday
As of 330 pm fri... The remnants of cindy will turn into an open
wave and track north of the area on Saturday. The bulk of the
day will be dry as large scale forcing for ascent does not
arrive until evening. Nevertheless, the atmosphere will be
primed with high temps and dewpoints leading to moderately
strong buoyancy. Pre-frontal trough and increasing mid upr
winds will lead to marginal deep layer shear of 25-30 kt which
may support a stronger storm or two with the threat of
marginally severe hail and strong downburst winds. Have inc pop
trend in the afternoon to 20-30 percent with some storms
developing on the sea breeze after 18z. Heat indices will again
climb to at or above 100 degrees during the afternoon.

Long term Saturday night through Friday
As of 300 pm fri... Deep moisture associated with the remnants
of tropical storm cindy, coupled with an approaching cold front
will lead to continued wet weather across eastern nc. The front is
forecast to move south of the region Tuesday with high pressure
building over the area mid to late week, with cooler and less
humid conditions expected.

Saturday night through Monday... Rain showers will overspread the
region Saturday night, and quickly become more widespread and
heavier. Localized flash flooding will be possible Saturday
night through Sunday, as pw values are expected to be very
high, 2-2.5", the warm cloud layer will be upwards of 14,000 ft,
and storm motions will be nearly parallel the upper level flow.

These factors will lead to very efficient rain processes, and
training of storms. There could also be a marginal severe threat
later on Sunday afternoon, as MUCAPE values approach 2000 j kg,
and 0-6 km shear values are 30-40 kts. Have increased pops to
categorical for coastal sections overnight Saturday, with
likely pops elsewhere. Rain will taper off to showers over the
coastal plain on Sunday as the front bisects nc around hwy 17.

Have chance slight chance showers persisting along the coast for
Monday as the front slowly pulls away. High temps Sunday and
Monday will generally be in the mid to upper 80s inland, and the
low 80s along the coast.

Tuesday... Upper level trough and large vort MAX will pass over
central and eastern nc on Tuesday. Some scattered showers are
likely to develop as a result. GFS and euro differ on extent of
the precip, so have split the difference and have chance pops
for most of Tuesday. Cooler 850 mb temps will lead to seasonably
cooler high temps on Tuesday, mostly in the upper 70s and low
80s.

Wednesday through Friday... High pressure will build over the
region Wednesday, and slide off the coast for Thursday and
Friday. Dry weather is expected (finally) and as SW winds
develop Thursday and Friday summer heat and humidity return.

High temps Wednesday will be similar Tuesday, and then warmup
Thursday and Friday, into the upper 80s inland and low mid 80s
along the coast.

Low temps through the long term will be mild Sunday morning, in
the low to mid 70s, and then mostly in the low to mid 60s inland
and upper 60s low 70s along the coast.

Aviation 19z Friday through Wednesday
Short term through Saturday ... As of 2 pm fri... MainlyVFR
through the TAF pd. Sct strato CU deck will continue to scour
out tonight with some cirrus streaming through overnight. It
will remain breezy tonight with wind gusts around 20 kt
continuing. Increasing cloud cover on Saturday afternoon with a
few storms developing after 18z time frame along the sea breeze
boundary.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday ...

as of 315 pm fri... A moist unstable airmass will lead to
widespread rain and thunderstorms Saturday night through Sunday
with periods of MVFR and perhaps ifr ceilings and vsbys. Most
precipitation should be east of the TAF sites after Sunday
afternoon. High pressure will build in Wednesday. As usual,
patchy late night early morning fog will be possible, especially
in areas that receive rainfall.

Marine
Short term through Saturday ...

as of 330 pm fri... Pressure gradient tightening between the
remnants of cindy approaching from the west and high pressure
off the southeast coast. Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt with some
gusts to 30 kt expected through Saturday before diminishing sat
afternoon as remnants of cindy pass off the mid atlantic coast.

Winds and seas will peak late tonight into early Saturday
morning. Have added albemarle sound and all rivers to the sca,
as high gust factor should allow frequent gusts above 25 kt
later this evening through Saturday morning.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday ...

as of 330 pm fri... Gusty SW winds 20-25 kts Saturday night will
decrease to 10-15 kts during the day Sunday. Seas initially
will be 5 to 7 ft, and will decrease to 2 to 4 ft by Sunday
afternoon. Winds Monday and Tuesday will be quite variable
mostly 5-10 kts, before finally turning to the N on Wednesday.

Seas will be 2 to 4 feet Monday and 2 to 3 feet Tuesday and
Wednesday.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... Beach hazards statement until 8 pm edt this evening for ncz095.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 11 pm this evening to 10 am edt
Saturday for amz130-131-136-137.

Small craft advisory until 11 pm edt Saturday for amz135.

Small craft advisory until 7 am edt Sunday for amz152-154.

Small craft advisory until 5 am edt Sunday for amz156-158.

Small craft advisory from 8 pm this evening to 10 pm edt
Saturday for amz150.

Synopsis... Tl
near term... Tl
short term... Tl
long term... Sgk
aviation... Tl sgk
marine... Tl sgk


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 8 mi43 min SSW 15 G 21 82°F 80°F1014.2 hPa (-1.3)
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 17 mi43 min SSW 17 G 20 82°F 1014.7 hPa (-1.4)
41063 40 mi43 min SW 19 G 23 81°F 1015 hPa (-1.7)
41159 45 mi30 min 81°F5 ft
41064 45 mi35 min SW 18 G 25 80°F 81°F1015.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC7 mi1.8 hrsSSW 18 G 2410.00 miFair and Breezy85°F79°F82%1015.2 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC10 mi49 minSSW 16 G 2310.00 miFair87°F75°F67%1014.1 hPa
Piney Island, Bt-11 Bombing Range, NC18 mi1.8 hrsSW 18 G 2510.00 miPartly Cloudy and Breezy0°F0°F%1015.1 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC20 mi1.8 hrsSSW 14 G 2310.00 miFair83°F77°F82%1015.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Core Creek Bridge, North Carolina
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Core Creek Bridge
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Fri -- 03:03 AM EDT     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:32 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:54 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:45 AM EDT     2.20 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:01 PM EDT     -0.34 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 09:11 PM EDT     2.78 feet High Tide
Fri -- 10:32 PM EDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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10.3-0.1-0.3-0.10.411.72.12.221.50.90.3-0.2-0.3-0.10.41.11.92.52.82.72.3

Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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North River Bridge
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Fri -- 04:25 AM EDT     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:32 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:44 AM EDT     1.88 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:23 PM EDT     -0.27 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:57 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:10 PM EDT     2.38 feet High Tide
Fri -- 10:32 PM EDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.510.40-0.2-0.20.20.81.41.81.91.71.30.80.4-0-0.3-0.20.20.91.62.12.42.3

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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (16,3,4,5)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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