Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:33AM||Sunset 7:54PM||Friday April 20, 2018 4:29 PM EDT (20:29 UTC)||Moonrise 9:20AM||Moonset 11:56PM||Illumination 29%|
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national weather service raleigh nc
310 pm edt Fri apr 20 2018
Cool high pressure will extend across southern virginia and the
carolinas through Saturday, then drift offshore Saturday night. An
area of low pressure will approach from the west Sunday, and affect
our region early next week.
Near term through tonight
As of 310 pm edt Friday...
tranquil, though unseasonably cool, weather pattern expected across
central nc through the weekend.
Tonight, a parent high positioned over the great lakes will extend
southeast into central nc tonight. This presence of the sfc feature
should cause sfc winds to decouple around sunset. The dry, cool air
mass associated with the high will permit temperatures to cool
quickly this evening, dropping into the mid-upper 40s prior to
midnight. Overnight temperatures in the mid-upper 30s will be
common. Anticipate pockets of light frost overnight though expect
coverage occurrence to be limited due to the bone dry air mass in
place. Thus do not plan to issue an advisory at this time and make a
brief mention in the hwo product.
Short term Saturday through Sunday
As of 310 pm edt Friday...
Saturday through Sunday, sfc ridge will drift slowly east and lie
just offshore by Saturday evening where it is forecast to stall
through Sunday. This feature becoming stationary a result of
confluent flow at 500mb over southern new england aiding to anchor
the parent sfc high over that region.
This stalled sfc high ridge will aid to block slow the eastward
translation of moisture ahead of a deep upper level low projected to
move from the southern plains into the lower ms valley. With the
better moisture return expected to our south-southwest through
Sunday, anticipating dry and seasonably cool conditions to persist
across central nc through Sunday afternoon. Expect abundant sunshine
Saturday, with a notable increase in high level cloudiness Saturday
night into Sunday. The mid-high clouds Saturday night will be
attributed to a minor disturbance passing across va while the high
clouds Sunday will be more closely tied to the upper level well to
Temperatures through the period will remain seasonably cool for late
april. Highs Saturday should average in the mid-upper 60s, about 3
degrees warmer than highs expected this afternoon. Comparable
temperatures expected Sunday as the thickening high clouds will
deter warming, especially in the afternoon. If thicker clouds are
slow to arrive, potential for high temperatures Sunday to be a
couple of degrees warmer forecast.
Long term Sunday night through Friday
As of 245 pm edt Friday...
Unsettled weather for the first half of next week...
upper low over the deep south Monday morning will begin to gain some
latitude Monday night and Tuesday, lifting slowly nne into the
southern appalachians before eventually becoming absorbed by
the kicker shortwave trough diving east southeast through the
central and eastern us. Owing to the slow movement of the upper low
across the region, along with early depictions of a very strong
atlantic maritime feed into the area, central nc has the potential to
see a widespread soaking of 1 to 2 inches, with localized higher
amounts possible, across central nc Monday through Tuesday night.
With area rivers and creeks running high from recent heavy rainfall
over the past week, this additional rainfall may be enough to
result in some localized minor flooding. Meanwhile, the severe
threat at this time,appears to be low with much of the forecast
area expected to stay in the cool stable low-level nely flow,
north northwest of the surface low as it tracks along the coast.
If future model runs trend farther inland westward with the track of
the low, there will be a greater convective threat across
eastern southeastern portions of the forecast area.
Rain chances should decrease on Wednesday, but the approach of the
aforementioned shortwave trough into the eastern us, followed by yet
another shortwave trough dropping southeast into the region will
support scattered showers through Thursday.
Insitu cad in place east of the mountains, along with widespread rain
and extensive cloud cover will hold temperatures down into 60s Monday
and Tuesday, with it definitely plausible that highs Tuesday
across the the heart of the damming region across the NW piedmont,
could struggle to climb out of 50s. Although rain chances should
decrease significantly on Wednesday, without a well-defined
mechanism to erode the lingering low-level wedge low clouds,
temperatures could be slow to recover moderate through the remainder
of the work week.
Aviation 18z Friday through Wednesday
As of 120 pm Friday...
there is high confidence thatVFR conditions will occur across
central nc through Sunday afternoon. Sfc winds will gradually veer
through the period from north northeast this afternoon, easterly
Saturday afternoon, to southeast by Sunday afternoon. Wind speeds
will be less than 9kts through Sunday morning, with a slight uptick
by Sunday afternoon across the southern counties to around 1 0kts
and gusts 15-16kts.
An approaching low pressure system early next week will increase the
threat for subVFR ceilings and MVFR ifr visibilities due to rain
and or fog persist across central nc. The threat for adverse
aviation conditions appears greatest from late Monday through
Rah watches warnings advisories
near term... Wss
short term... Wss
long term... Cbl
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|Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC||17 mi||39 min||Var 5||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||28°F||27%||1025.6 hPa|
|Erwin, Harnett County Airport, NC||18 mi||55 min||W 3||10.00 mi||Fair||65°F||9°F||11%||1025.7 hPa|
|Sanford, Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport, NC||19 mi||35 min||W 5||10.00 mi||Fair||64°F||25°F||24%||1025.1 hPa|
|Smithfield, Johnston County Airport, NC||20 mi||45 min||N 7||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||26°F||25%||1025.7 hPa|
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|Bannermans Branch |
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Fri -- 02:01 AM EDT 0.01 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 06:33 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 07:01 AM EDT 1.63 feet High Tide
Fri -- 10:18 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 02:55 PM EDT 0.03 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:46 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 07:51 PM EDT 1.33 feet High Tide
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|Castle Hayne |
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Fri -- 03:47 AM EDT 2.14 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:34 AM EDT Sunrise
Fri -- 10:19 AM EDT Moonrise
Fri -- 11:41 AM EDT 0.04 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:37 PM EDT 1.75 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:47 PM EDT Sunset
Fri -- 11:40 PM EDT 0.03 feet Low Tide
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