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Marine Weather and Tides
Fairfield, NC

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 6:23AMSunset 7:44PM Thursday April 19, 2018 5:27 AM EDT (09:27 UTC) Moonrise 8:16AMMoonset 10:43PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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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AMZ130 Albemarle Sound- 347 Am Edt Thu Apr 19 2018
Today..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers this afternoon.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Fri..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft.
Fri night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sat..N winds around 10 kt, becoming ne in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Sat night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Mon..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fairfield, 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
424 am edt Thu apr 19 2018

Synopsis
A cold front will cross the area this afternoon. High pressure will build north
of the region Friday through the weekend. Slow moving low pressure will impact
the area early to mid next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 415 am Thursday... A cold front, currently crossing
tennessee, will quickly move across the carolinas and offshore
by later this evening. Mid-level shortwave energy coupled with
some shallow moisture will lead to a slight chance of a few
light showers or sprinkles during the early afternoon hours and
have added a 20 percent pop for most areas today. With gusty
southwest winds, high temperatures in most places should reach
the low mid 70s (upper 60s outer banks) ahead of the frontal
passage during the late afternoon. The gusty winds will start to
subside a bit late in the day.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Friday
As of 415 am Thursday... The cold front should push offshore by
00z with strong CAA to kick in as dewpoints crash into the lower
30s with chilly low temperatures ranging from the upper 30s well
inland to the low mid 40s coast. Winds will be remain gusty near
the coast, but should diminish somewhat inland overnight.

Long term Friday through Wednesday
As of 4 am thurs...

Friday through Sunday... Sfc high will build into the region from
the northwest Friday through Sunday. While to the west, an mid upper
level low will move across the southern plains lower ms valley,
while at the sfc an area of low pressure develops over the gulf
states. Expect mostly sunny with cool temperatures through Saturday,
then Sunday an increase of clouds ahead of the low pressure system.

Expect highs in the 60s with temperatures increasing 3-4 degree each
day. Friday night will be a chilly night for this time of year,
expect overnight lows around 40 degrees inland to mid upper 40s
along the outer banks. Saturday night, expect lows in the low mid
40s inland and mid upper 40s coast, then Sunday night, lows in the
mid upper 40s inland to low mid 50s coast.

Monday through Wednesday... The 00z models have a general consensus
with the sfc low developing over the gulf states and lifting towards
the carolinas tues wed., but aloft the models don't have a good
handle with the upper level cut-off low. Therefore, uncertainty
remains with the timing of the sfc low and strength track of cut-off
low aloft. With the models in agreement with timing of the precip,
have decreased pops slightly Monday, but kept 30-50% pops tues wed.

The warming trends continues through Wednesday with highs in the
upper 60s low 70s inland and low mid 60s outer banks.

Aviation 08z Thursday through Monday
Short term through 06z Friday ...

as of 1250 am Thursday...VFR conditions should prevail through
this TAF cycle. A cold front will sweep across the area during
the early to mid afternoon hours today with gusty SW winds
becoming w. A few patchy light showers and ceilings in the
5000-7000 foot range will accompany the front through the area.

Skies should be clear by 00z Friday as gusty winds veer to the
nw. Wind gusts this afternoon could be as high as 25 knots.

Long term Friday through Monday ...

as of 330 am thurs...VFR conditions will dominate the taf
period. High pressure will build in from the north Friday
through Sunday. An increase of high to mid clouds will filter
into the region, ahead of a low pressure system coming from the
gulf states.

Marine
Short term today and tonight ...

as of 420 am Thursday... No big changes to the marine forecast as
sw winds should be gusty into the late afternoon before
subsiding a bit tonight. Likely to see at least frequent gale
force gusts over the central southern waters later this morning
into this afternoon and will keep the gale warning in place from
oregon inlet to CAPE lookout. Small craft advisories remain in
effect elsewhere as frequent gusts to 25 knots are likely. Seas
currently 2-4 feet over the northern waters, but up to 8 feet
well offshore of the southern waters. The increasing winds will
be build seas to as high as 7-9 feet today into tonight,
especially over the outer periphery of the marine zones.

Long term Friday through Monday ...

as of 330 am thurs... Nw winds 15-20 knots Friday morning,
diminishing to N 10-15 knots in the afternoon with seas
subsiding 3- 5 ft over the central and northern waters, and 1-3
ft south. Northerly 5-15 knots will continue Friday night
through Saturday, then winds will slowly veer to the NE e
Saturday night through Sunday as the high pressure gradually
shifts off the mid-atlantic coast. Wind gradient will tighten
Monday as a low pressure system approaches the region from the
gulf states, expect winds to become ene 10-20 knots. Seas will
generally be around 2-3 ft through Monday morning, then seas
will gradually build 3-5 ft throughout Monday.

Fire weather
As of 430 am thu... West winds gusting to 25 to 30 mph combined
with rh values 30 to 35 percent will create an increased fire
danger this afternoon for all but the immediate coast.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt Friday for amz135.

Gale warning until 5 pm edt this afternoon for amz152-154-156.

Small craft advisory until 10 am edt Friday for amz150-158.

Synopsis... Ctc
near term... Ctc
short term... Ctc
long term... Bm
aviation... Ctc bm
marine... Ctc bm
fire weather... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 30 mi46 min SSW 18 G 23 63°F 62°F1005.6 hPa
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 38 mi46 min SW 16 G 24 65°F 63°F1007.2 hPa
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 40 mi40 min SW 16 G 24 66°F 48°F1003.9 hPa
44095 40 mi40 min 52°F5 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 41 mi28 min 49°F2 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 48 mi43 min 49°F3 ft

Wind History for Oregon Inlet Marina, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC27 mi53 minSW 1410.00 miFair64°F53°F69%1005.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Old House Channel, North Carolina
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Old House Channel
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Thu -- 06:18 AM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:13 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 11:52 AM EDT     0.71 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:19 PM EDT     -0.01 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:38 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.80.70.60.40.20.1-000.10.30.50.70.70.70.50.40.20.1-000.10.30.60.7

Tide / Current Tables for Roanoke Sound Channel, North Carolina
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Roanoke Sound Channel
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Thu -- 12:20 AM EDT     0.64 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:24 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:17 AM EDT     0.01 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:13 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 12:42 PM EDT     0.45 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:34 PM EDT     0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:38 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:40 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.60.60.50.40.20.10000.10.20.30.40.40.40.30.20.10000.10.30.4

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