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Marine Weather and Tides
Kitty Hawk, 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 7:10AMSunset 5:22PM Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:17 AM EST (12:17 UTC) Moonrise 8:29PMMoonset 9:08AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 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- 635 Am Est Wed Jan 23 2019
.gale warning in effect from late tonight through Thursday afternoon...
Today..SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S this afternoon. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft this afternoon.
Tonight..S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Frequent gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers after midnight.
Thu..S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers in the morning, then rain likely with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Fri night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming e. Waves 1 ft.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kitty Hawk, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 231201
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
701 am est Wed jan 23 2019

Synopsis
A cold front will approach from the west later tonight into
Thursday, then move offshore Thursday night. High pressure builds in
from the west by Friday into Monday. Another cold front will approach
the area early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 650 am Wednesday... Water vapor and IR satellite show mid
and high level clouds continue to increase across the region.

Some patches of lower clouds and fog have also been observed
over the past couple of hours. Clouds will continue to thick and
lower today, but given dry low levels, little in the way of
precipitation is expected through the daylight hours today. As a
result, will keep afternoon pops low. Increased southerly flow
will lead to good warm air advection leading to much milder high
temperatures today into the low mid 60s area wide.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Thursday
As of 350 am Wednesday... Deep moist environment expected across
eastern nc as the area will be in the warm sector with enhanced
lift ahead of oncoming cold front. Low-level wind fields will be
strong with h8 winds of up to 60 knots depicted in high-
resolution models overnight. This will lead to periods of
moderate to heavy rainfall. Embedded thunderstorms are also
possible, but despite the healthy wind fields, limited
instability should keep the threat of any stronger or severe
storms low. Simulated water vapor satellite imagery from the
ecmwf shows nice plume of deep moisture moving across the
eastern carolinas late tonight early Thursday. This will lead to
some localized heavy downpours, with QPF totals likely to be
around an inch and locally up to 1.5 inches. Clouds and
precipitation should hold minimum temperatures in the mild upper
50s tonight.

Long term Thursday through Tuesday
As of 230 am wed... A cold front cross the area Thursday. Then,
drier and colder air return for Friday and the weekend. Rain
chances increase by early next week especially along the coast
as a weak system moves up the coast.

Thursday... A bevy of impacts will be possible Thursday morning
into the afternoon ahead of a cold front. Winds will be very
strong out of the ssw for the first half of the day with wind
gusts of 40-55 mph likely along the outer banks and coastal
carteret and mainland dare counties. A wind advisory has been
issued for these areas. An expansive area of prefrontal rain and
convection also appears likely, which will lead to 1"-1.5" of
rain, with the heaviest amounts along the coast. A few
thunderstorms remain are anticipated, with a few strong to even
severe storms possible, given the strong dynamics present
(including 925 mb winds in excess of 70 kts). Will maintain
categorical pops for the morning hours, and then scale back
pops to chance through the afternoon, as conditions begin to dry
behind the front. Temperatures will be very warm for most of
the day, with readings in the low to mid 60s. Temps will crash
behind the front, dropping into the low to mid 30s overnight.

Friday and Saturday... Behind this storm system a deep longwave
trough will anchor itself over the most of the CONUS centered
over the midwest and deep south. A secondary arctic cold front
will move into the region late Friday, bringing another blast
of frigid weather for the weekend. High temps on Friday will
reach the mid to upper 40s, and then low temps will fall into
the low to mid 20s inland Friday night, with low 30s expected
along the immediate shoreline. Latest model trends don't show as
strong of a cold air blast, and heights will begin building
Saturday morning, which will allow temps to rebound into the mid
to upper 40s by the afternoon.

Sunday through Tuesday... Forecast guidance has backed off of the
idea for a coastal storm in the Sunday to Monday time frame. The
latest guidance shows high pressure ridging into the area from
the SW on Sunday, and then have high pressure shifting offshore
on Monday. A weak area of low pressure is expected to track
somewhere up the east coast on Tuesday ahead of an approaching
cold front. Will now carry dry weather both Sunday and Monday,
and introduce chance pops on Tuesday. Temperatures through this
period will be milder, with highs mostly in the 50s, and
possibly upper 50s on Tuesday. Lows will be around average.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term through 12z Thursday ...

as of 655 am Wednesday... Little change in thinking for this taf
cycle. Some patchy fog and lower clouds have developed at kewn,
kpgv and koaj early this morning, but should dissipate fairly
quickly with improved mixing. As the day wears on, deeper
moisture with a SE S flow will lead to the formation of
stratus stratocumulus and MVFR ceilings by the evening. Think
the bulk of any precipitation will hold off until after 06z.

Low-level wind shear will also be possible after midnight as
strong gusty southerly winds develop with more SW wsw winds
aloft.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 300 am wed... .A cold front will bring sub-vfr ceilings
and rain showers Thursday.VFR conditions are expected to
return by Thursday evening and last through Sunday.

Marine
Short term today and tonight ...

as of 7 am Wednesday... Generally light SE winds continue early
this morning with seas of 2-4 feet. Forecast trends continue to
show the development of a strong low-level jet tonight with h8
winds as high as 60 knots. With high confidence, have issued a
gale warning for the coastal waters and sounds from around
midnight tonight into Thursday afternoon. Gusts as high as 45
knots will be possible. Latest local nwps swan model shows seas
as high as 10-15 feet tonight, peaking on Thursday.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 300 am wed... Gale warnings are now in effect for all the
coastal waters and sounds, except for the inland rivers.

Strong winds are expected Thursday out of the ssw at 30-40 kts
with gusts 40-50 kts, which will allow seas to build to 12-19 ft
across the coastal waters... Largest over the central waters.

Winds turn to the NW at 15-25 kts behind the front Thursday
night, and then continue out of the NW 10-20 kts Friday and into
Saturday morning. Winds become light and somewhat variable from
Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Seas will slowly subside to
5-10 ft by Friday morning, and then to 2-4 ft Saturday and
Sunday.

Tides coastal flooding
As of 300 am wed... Strong winds on Thursday will lead to high
water levels on the soundside of the outer banks north of cape
hatteras, where inundation up to 1 foot will be possible. High
surf is expected across the southern facing beaches with minor
beach erosion possible.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... Wind advisory from midnight tonight to 4 pm est Thursday for
ncz047-095-103-104.

High surf advisory from 5 am Thursday to 1 am est Friday for
ncz095-103-104.

High surf advisory from 8 am to 3 pm est Thursday for ncz098.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 10 pm this evening to 4 pm est
Thursday for amz136-137.

Gale warning from 7 pm this evening to 7 pm est Thursday for
amz135-152-154-156-158.

Gale warning from 4 am to 4 pm est Thursday for amz130-131.

Gale warning from 1 am to 4 pm est Thursday for amz150.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Ctc
short term... Ctc
long term... Sgk
aviation... Ctc sgk
marine... Ctc sgk
tides coastal flooding... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 16 mi29 min SSE 7 G 8.9 42°F 42°F1031 hPa
FRFN7 17 mi137 min 2 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 18 mi47 min 42°F2 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 26 mi32 min 46°F3 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 29 mi35 min ESE 5.1 G 6 39°F 38°F1032 hPa
44086 30 mi22 min 46°F3 ft
44095 40 mi31 min 46°F3 ft

Wind History for Duck, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC17 mi37 minSE 310.00 miFair39°F38°F97%1031.2 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC17 mi37 minSSE 810.00 miFair41°F38°F91%1031.8 hPa
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC18 mi23 minSE 310.00 miA Few Clouds31°F28°F89%1031.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kitty Hawk (ocean), North Carolina
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Kitty Hawk (ocean)
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Wed -- 02:35 AM EST     -0.95 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:09 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:54 AM EST     3.94 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:06 AM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 03:19 PM EST     -0.90 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:19 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 08:28 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:21 PM EST     3.39 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for FRF Pier, Duck, North Carolina
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