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Marine Weather and Tides
River Road, NC

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Sunrise 5:52AMSunset 8:29PM Wednesday June 20, 2018 8:39 PM EDT (00:39 UTC) Moonrise 12:22PMMoonset 12:20AM Illumination 51% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 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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AMZ136 Pamlico And Pungo Rivers- 814 Pm Edt Wed Jun 20 2018
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw late this evening and overnight. Waves light chop. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of tstms. A chance of showers.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves light chop, diminishing to flat after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near River Road, 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
419 pm edt Wed jun 20 2018

Synopsis
A weak boundary across the area will lift to the north tonight.

Another front will push into the area late Thursday and Thursday
night, then lift back north across the area Friday night and early
Saturday. Another front will impact the region Monday.

Near term through tonight
As of 330 pm Wednesday... Upper ridging will continue to be
gradually be suppressed overnight as a northern stream trough
digs into the great lakes and shortwave energy approaches from
the west. A weak frontal boundary surface trough will lift north
of the area and dissipate with low level winds becoming sw
across the region. Convection initiated across southern areas
this afternoon with convergence along a lingering outflow
boundary and the sea breeze. Expect storms to continue to
initiate along several boundaries across the area this afternoon;
the lingering outflow boundary to the south, sea breeze
boundaries as well as the dissipating frontal boundary pushing
inland. Strong storms will likely continue through the evening
as the aforementioned mid-level shortwave moves across the area
and low level shear increases to around 25 kt. A few storms
could become severe with damaging wind gusts the primary
threat. SPC has the region in a marginal risk of severe across
the area today.

Will continue the heat advisory through early evening for heat
index values around 105f. Heat index values are a bit lower
than yesterday and only a few locations along the crystal coast
have reached or exceeded 105f so far but many sites are only a
couple degrees below criteria at this time. It will be another
mild night with lows in the mid upper 70s.

Short term Thursday
As of 330 pm Wednesday... Shortwave energy moves offshore early
in the day with shortwave ridging ahead of an upper low moving
into the central plains. A backdoor front will approach from the
north through the day but models have slowed down the timing,
not moving into northern sections until around 00z Friday. It
remains very moist and unstable with pw values above 2" and cape
forecast to exceed 3000 j kg and expect scattered thunderstorms
to develop during the afternoon with main forcing being the sea
breeze followed by outflow boundary convergence. Low level
thicknesses are down a few meters from today and expect highs
near or a degree or two less tomorrow. Dewpoints expected to be
similar to day, around 72-77 degrees, yielding heat index
values around 98-103, which is just below heat advisory criteria
and will refrain from issuing an advisory for tomorrow at this
time.

Long term Thursday through Wednesday
As of 350 am Wednesday... A slightly stronger frontal push into
the area is expected late Thursday into Friday. Ridging then
returns Friday night through weekend with a stronger upper
trough and surface front expected to move through eastern nc
Monday. Result will be somewhat of a roller coaster effect on
temps and generally at least a scattered threat of showers and
tstms each day.

Thursday night through Monday... Front will push south into the
area Thu night and will be a focus for convective development,
with some potential for heavy downpours and a few strong to
severe storms. Will cap pops at 50% Thu night due to uncertainty
in location and timing of best rain threat. High pressure
moving across to north will keep front stalled to south where it
will dissipate Friday but models continue to indicate scattered
convective threat across our area.

Front lifts back north by Saturday morning with return of
inland thermal trough pattern for rest of weekend, and will keep
typical 20% coast 30% inland pops both days. Stronger upper
trough and associated cold front moves in from NW Monday and
will have 40-50% chance pops all zones Sun night through mon
night for now.

Hot and humid conditions will continue Thursday with highs
mainly low to mid 90s and heat indices around 105 inland. Some
relief behind the front for Friday with highs in mid to upper
80s. Heat returns for weekend with around 90 for Saturday and
low-mid 90s Sunday, then slightly cooler due to
clouds precipitation for Monday.

Tue and wed... The front is forecast to push south of the region
as high pressure builds over the area from the north. As is
typical for this time of year, there will be enough residual
moisture and instability behind the front to warrant low chance
pops both days for a few mainly diurnally driven showers or
storms. Temps will be closer to normal values in the low to mid
80s.

Aviation 19z Wednesday through Monday
Short term through Thursday afternoon ...

as of 215 pm wed...VFR conditions are expected for most of the
taf period. With scattered convection firing this afternoon and
evening there could be some brief periods of sub-VFR
conditions. Skies will then become mostly clear overnight, and
winds will be light, which will allow for good radiational
cooling conditions. Some patchy MVFR fog is possible to develop
across inland portions of eastern nc, especially in locations
that receive rain today. Any fog should dissipate quickly after
sunrise, andVFR conditions will return for the day Thursday.

Long term Thursday night through Sunday ...

as of 350 am Tuesday...VFR conditions are expected through most
of the long term, with the exception of temporary subVFR
conditions possible each day in scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Some sub-vfr CIGS will be possible with the ne-e
flow behind the cold front Friday into Friday night.

Marine
Short term through tonight ...

as of 4 pm Wednesday... Light winds around 10 kt or less
continue across the waters and are somewhat variable depending
on location. A weak boundary across the area will lift north and
dissipate overnight with winds becoming predominately SW around
10-15 kt. Winds are expected to increase to 10-20 kt Thursday
as gradients tighten ahead of a frontal boundary approaching
from the north. Winds will be strongest south of oregon inlet
including the pamlico sound. Seas expected to be around 1-2 ft
northern waters and 2-4 ft south tonight, then build to 2-4 ft
Thursday all waters with up to 5 ft possible across the central
waters by late in the afternoon.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 350 am Tuesday... Moderate southerly flow 15-20 kt with
3-4 ft seas are expected Thu as the gradient increaes ahead of
an approaching cold front which is forecast to move south of the
waters late Thu night. The flow behind the front Thu night into
fri night will become ne-e 10-15 kt with 2 to 4 ft seas. Sat
return southerly flow develops then strengthens to 15 to 20 kt
in the afternoon with seas building to 3 to 5 ft. The moderate
15-20 kt SW flow continues Sat night and Sunday with gusts to 25
kt and 3 to 5 ft seas possibly building to 6 ft over portions
of the outer waters.

Climate
Near record high temperatures will be possible again today.

Record high temps 6 20 (today)
location temp year
cape hatteras 92 2011
greenville 99 1970
jacksonville 97 1994
kinston 104 1924
morehead city 93 2011
new bern 98 1994

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... Heat advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for ncz044-079>081-
090>095-098.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Sk
near term... Sk
short term... Sk
long term... Jme
aviation... Jme sgk
marine... Jme sk
climate... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 56 mi52 min S 5.1 G 7 82°F 85°F1009.7 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 65 mi40 min SSW 6 G 7 1009.9 hPa (-0.4)
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 71 mi52 min S 5.1 G 8.9 82°F 84°F1009.1 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Washington, Warren Field Airport, NC6 mi65 minSSW 410.00 miFair84°F74°F74%1008.8 hPa
Pitt-Greenville Airport, NC23 mi55 minNW 310.00 miLight Rain86°F73°F66%1010.2 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 -- 01:18 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 03:00 AM EDT     2.13 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:52 AM EDT     First Quarter
Wed -- 09:35 AM EDT     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:20 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:39 PM EDT     2.17 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:11 PM EDT     0.07 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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North River Bridge
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Wed -- 01:18 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 03:58 AM EDT     1.82 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 06:52 AM EDT     First Quarter
Wed -- 10:57 AM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:20 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:38 PM EDT     1.86 feet High Tide
Wed -- 08:22 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:33 PM EDT     0.06 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.30.81.31.71.81.71.51.10.70.30-0.10.10.511.51.81.81.71.410.60.30.1

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