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Marine Weather and Tides
Fairfield Harbour, NC

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Sunrise 6:19AMSunset 7:51PM Wednesday April 26, 2017 7:56 AM EDT (11:56 UTC) Moonrise 5:43AMMoonset 7:11PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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- 627 Am Edt Wed Apr 26 2017
.small craft advisory in effect until noon edt today...
Today..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms in the morning.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fairfield Harbour, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 261035
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport/morehead city nc
635 am edt Wed apr 26 2017

Synopsis
High pressure over the atlantic will build in this afternoon
through the weekend bringing above normal temperatures and below
normal rain chances. A cold front will approach from the west
Monday and cross Monday night or Tuesday.

Near term /today/
As of 630 am wed... Latest sfc analysis shows stacked low off
the DELMARVA coast. High pressure to the east will gradually
build westward over the SE us today, as upper ridge builds.

Latest satellite imagery shows widespread low stratus across the
area early this morning as moisture wraps around the distant
low. Clouds will push off the coast late morning and early
afternoon, becoming partly cloudy. Low level thickness values
and w/wsw flow support highs several degrees above normal, mid
70s to low 80s.

Short term /6 pm this evening through 6 am Thursday/
As of 250 am wed... Quiet night as high continues to build in,
with skies clearing. Overnight lows in the 60s.

Long term /Thursday through Tuesday/
As of 230 am wed... Warm and mainly dry thru the weekend then
rain chances increase early next week as a cold front crosses.

Thu through sun... This period will be dominated by surface high
pressure offshore with ridging aloft. There is a rapidly
dampening short wave that will pass to the NW later Thu night
and Fri morn with potential for widely sct to sct convection.

Have 20 to 30 pops later Thu night with best chcs late near cst.

Outside of this precip looks mostly dry with just a few widely
sct shra/tsra poss most afternoons and evenings assoc with sea
breeze. With predominately southwest flow thru the weekend will
have very warm temps with highs mostly 85 to 90 inland and
upper 70s to lower 80s beaches. Early summer like lows in the
60s to lower 70s.

Mon through tue... A cold front will approach from the W Mon and
slowly cross the region Mon night and early tue. Will remain
warm Mon with chc of some convection espcly inland during the
aftn as the front approaches. Both GFS and ECMWF show good
moisture and rainfall Mon night so have good chc pops all areas
for this time. Looks like weakening front will slide offshore
tue with lingering shra ending from W to e. Highs Mon will
again climb well into the 80s then cool into the 70s Tue behind
the front.

Aviation /10z Wednesday through Sunday/
Short term /through tonight/...

as of 630 am wed... Widespread sub-vfr ceilings continue across
the terminals this morning, bouncing between ifr and MVFR.

Ceilings will gradually improve toVFR by late morning/early
afternoon, becoming mostly clear tonight.

Long term /thu through Sunday/...

as of 230 am wed...VFR should dominate most of this period. May
have wdly sct to sct shra and tsra Thu night as weakening short
wave crosses... Otherwise mainly dry with just isold late day
shra/tsra poss with sea breeze. SW flow around offshore high
pres shld limit threat for late night fog.

Marine
Short term /through tonight/...

as of 630 am wed... Latest obs show W winds 5-15kt, with seas
4-7 feet, highest across the outer central waters. Swell from
now distant low pressure system will continue to impact the
waters through the period, with seas slowly subsiding. W winds
5-15 kt today, becoming s/sw this afternoon. SCA continues for
the coastal waters for lingering elevated seas, with seas
subsiding to below 6 ft this afternoon and evening. Expect
elevated seas to linger for the central waters through late this
evening. SW winds 10-15 kt tonight, with seas 3-6 feet.

Long term /thu through sun/...

as of 230 am wed... Moderate SW flow of 10 to 20 kts expected
thru the period around offshore high pres. These winds combined
with some lingering swell may lead to 6 foot seas outer central
and SRN wtrs later Thu into Fri evening... Otherwise seas of 3 to
5 feet rest of the period.

Hydrology
As of 250 am wed... The tar river in greenville is currently
forecast to crest above major flood stage, while contentnea
creek in hookerton is expected to crest above moderate flood
stage. The NE CAPE fear river in chinquapin and neuse river in
kinston expected to reach minor flooding tonight.

Mhx watches/warnings/advisories
Nc... Beach hazards statement through this evening for ncz095-103-
104.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 pm edt this evening for amz152-
154.

Small craft advisory until noon edt today for amz156-158.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt this afternoon for amz150.

Synopsis... Rf/cqd
near term... Cqd
short term... Cqd
long term... Rf/eh
aviation... Rf/cqd
marine... Rf/cqd
hydrology... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 29 mi39 min WNW 6 G 12 61°F 65°F1007.9 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 39 mi57 min W 9.9 G 12 63°F 1007.9 hPa (+1.8)

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
New Bern, Craven County Regional Airport, NC4 mi63 minW 410.00 miOvercast62°F61°F96%1008.6 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC15 mi3 hrsWSW 53.00 miFog/Mist61°F59°F93%1006.8 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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Wed -- 03:37 AM EDT     -0.27 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:42 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:18 AM EDT     New Moon
Wed -- 09:24 AM EDT     2.43 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:44 PM EDT     -0.26 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:09 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 09:46 PM EDT     2.80 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.40.70.1-0.2-0.20.10.71.42.12.42.421.50.80.2-0.2-0.20.10.71.52.22.72.82.5

Tide / Current Tables for Spooner Creek, North Carolina
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Spooner Creek
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Wed -- 04:31 AM EDT     -0.26 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:43 AM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 08:18 AM EDT     New Moon
Wed -- 10:08 AM EDT     1.38 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:34 PM EDT     -0.31 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:48 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:09 PM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:35 PM EDT     1.73 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.20.80.3-0-0.2-0.2-00.40.91.21.41.31.10.70.3-0.1-0.3-0.3-0.10.40.91.41.71.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (7,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Morehead City, NC
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