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Marine Weather and Tides
Buxton, NC

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 5:23PM Friday January 18, 2019 4:46 PM EST (21:46 UTC) Moonrise 2:47PMMoonset 4:21AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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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AMZ152 S Of Oregon Inlet To Cape Hatteras Nc Out 20 Nm- 407 Pm Est Fri Jan 18 2019
.gale watch in effect from late Saturday night through Monday afternoon...
Tonight..N winds around 5 kt, becoming ne late this evening and overnight. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds.
Sat..E winds around 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sat night..S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.
Sun..SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sun night..NW winds around 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.
Mon..NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Tue..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming s. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 3 ft.
Wed..S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. A chance of showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Buxton, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 182124
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
424 pm est Fri jan 18 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will ridge into the area from the south through
tonight. A strong cold front will approach from the west
tomorrow and move through Sunday. Arctic high pressure will
build in from the west early next week. Another cold front will
impact the area mid to late next week.

Near term through tonight
As of 3 pm fri... High pressure building into the area from the
south under quasi-zonal flow aloft will keep settled conditions
in place. Modest low level moisture remains in place, and few to
scattered cumulus coverage will persist across portions of the
area through sunset. Skies will clear this evening, and with
light flow in place, the boundary layer will decouple with
efficient radiational cooling. A weak cold front wind shift
will cross the area this evening overnight as high pressure
slides off the southeast coast, but this feature will be
essentially undetectable in observations with minimal sensible
weather effects. Upper level clouds will likely begin to develop
late tonight as the southern stream jet moves closer to the
area. Additionally, some low stratus and light fog is possible
before sunrise, especially across northern portions of the area
where high cloud cover is less certain. Whatever cloud cover
does form will limit radiational cooling, and lows will likely
be reached during the late night hours, with temps holding
steady or perhaps increasing a degree or two through the early
morning pre-dawn hours.

Short term Saturday
As of 3 pm fri... A pattern change will occur beginning Saturday
as an amplified trough shifts a strong surface low from the
southern plains to the central appalachians. A warm front
associated with this feature will cross the area during the day
Saturday, bringing a modest low level theta-e surge that will
spell the return of precip chances to the forecast. However,
stubbornly dry mid levels will limit pops to only low end chance
to slight chance for most of the area through the day. The more
important feature is the arrival of stronger, deep layer
southwest winds ahead of an approaching cold front late in the
day, which will bring deeper moisture and increasing around
sunset. Additionally, winds will become breezy later in the
period. Despite cloudy skies, temps will reach into the upper
50s to mid 60s Saturday afternoon as the area becomes entrenched
within the warm sector of the approaching low.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
As of 345 pm Friday... Mild temperatures are expected through
Sunday, with wet weather Saturday night into Sunday. Then it
will turn sharply colder Sunday night and Monday as the coldest
air to date of this winter barrels into the area behind a strong
cold front. Another storm system will affect the region
Wednesday-Thursday but timing differences continue.

Saturday night through Monday... Phasing streams will lead to
inland cyclogenesis over the southern plains this evening
(Friday) with the low racing northeast into the mid atlantic sat
night and along the new england coast Sunday. This low will
push a strong cold front through our area Sunday. The models
have trended a little faster with the front now pushing it off
the nc coast by noon. The forecast area will get into warm
sector ahead of the front on Saturday with highs upper 50s to
low 60s, though the models cont to point to mainly dry
conditions through Sat evening they are still indicating the
threat for a few showers through the day sat. Will remain warm
early Sunday just ahead of the front with highs mainly 60 to 65
then temperatures should plummet through the 40s in the
afternoon in the cold NW flow behind the front. Non diurnal temp
curve expected Sat night, with temps and dewpoints increasing
into Sunday morning. Mdls still showing some marginal sfc based
instab ahead of the front, so added an isolated TSTM mention
after 06z Sunday morning mainly due to the strong forcing
vicinity of the front. With guidance in pretty good agreement on
this system will continue the categorical pops for all areas
late Sat night and early Sunday with good band of shra expected
along and ahead of front. CAA advection is extreme late
Sunday Sunday evening and may very briefly see a no impact snow
shower or flurry with residual moisture Sunday evening.

Gusty SW winds expected ahead of the front Sat night into early
Sunday, becoming NW behind the front Sunday afternoon. Wind
gusts 35-45 mph expected along the outer banks, peaking sun
evening and Sun night. Minor water level rises will be possible
for the soundside of the outer banks given the strong winds and
high astronomical tides.

Very cold air will surge in Sunday night and cont thru mon
night. Lows Sun night will drop into the upper teens inland to
the upr 20s central SRN beaches. Temps Monday will be bitterly
cold with highs only be in the low mid 30s with many areas
staying below freezing. Gusty NW winds Sunday night and Mon will
produce wind chill temps in the teens late Sun night into early
mon. Cool high pressure remains in control through Mon night
with lows in the upper teens and 20s. Mid level heights increase
behind the departing trough on Tuesday with forecast highs in
the mid 40s most spots.

Wednesday through Friday... The latest GFS and ECMWF continue
the development of another storm system with similar genesis to
the previous two approaching the carolinas mid to late week with
the system exiting out of the area Friday, but models continue
to have timing differences. Regardless, southerly low level
flow combined with continued ridging aloft should help highs
climb back into the upper 50s to around 60 wed, then dropping
back into the 50s Thursday. Will continue chance pops Wed and
thu and diminishing pops Friday.

Aviation 20z Friday through Wednesday
Short term through Saturday ...

as of 1 pm fri... Ifr conditions are expected to prevail through
this evening at all terminals. Tonight, lingering low level
moisture will bring scattered stratus coverage, and at least
brief MVFR ceilings are possible, along and north of the neuse
river for kpgv, kiso, and kewn late through sunrise Saturday,
but coverage will be limited and confidence is too low to
prevail MVFR in the forecast at this point.VFR conditions
should prevail everywhere through the morning hours Saturday
before an approaching cold front brings increasing low level
moisture and MVFR ceilings to all terminals, likely beginning
Saturday afternoon.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday ...

as of 345 pm Friday... Sub-vfr will dominate Saturday night and
Sunday as a strong cold front moves through the area from the
west with widespread showers. Gusty SW winds early Sunday will
shift to the NW in the afternoon and remain gusty as intense
cold advection develops behind cold front Sunday night into mon.

PredVFR conditions expected to return Sunday evening and
continue through Tuesday.

Marine
Short term through Saturday ...

as of 3 pm fri... Mainly light winds and small seas will persist
through Saturday morning as high pressure ridges in from the
south. By late Saturday afternoon, an approaching cold front
will bring increasing southwest flow and building seas, with
breezy conditions possible across the waters by sunset Saturday.

Long term Saturday through Tuesday ...

as of 400 pm Friday... Strong winds are to develop ahead a cold
front Sat night into Sun night as SW winds increase to 25 to 35 kts
with possible stronger gust, therefore added gale watch starting
after 06z Sunday. Winds will begin to shift to NW Sun afternoon
as the front crosses with gale force NW winds likely most
waters Sun afternoon and Sunday night as intense cold air
advection moves in behind front. Seas will build 10 to 12 feet
Sunday under the gusty winds. Winds and seas will gradually
subside late Monday and Monday night. Waves subside late Mon to
2 to 4 feet SRN waters but remain elevated AOA 6 ft for the
cntrl and NRN waters through early Tue morning as winds slowly
decrease to 15 to 20 kts SRN waters and 20 to 25 knots cntrl and
nrn waters. Northerly winds 10-15 kt early Tue veering to the
e SE 10 kt or less.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Cb
short term... Cb
long term... Jme bm
aviation... Jme bm cb
marine... Jme bm cb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 35 mi29 min S 2.9 G 5.1
44095 45 mi31 min 49°F1 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 53 mi35 min ENE 5.1 G 6 49°F 47°F1018.5 hPa

Wind History for USCG Station Hatteras, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hatteras, Mitchell Field, NC30 mi56 minN 0 miFair53°F46°F80%1018.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
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Cape Hatteras
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Fri -- 04:22 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:24 AM EST     4.01 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:47 AM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:49 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:47 PM EST     3.16 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:15 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 10:39 PM EST     -0.56 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Avon, North Carolina
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Avon
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Fri -- 04:22 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:33 AM EST     3.49 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 11:06 AM EST     0.02 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 02:48 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:47 PM EST     2.32 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:15 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 10:42 PM EST     -0.34 feet Low Tide
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