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Marine Weather and Tides
Columbia, 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 5:18PM Saturday January 19, 2019 10:37 PM EST (03:37 UTC) Moonrise 3:48PMMoonset 5:34AM Illumination 99% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 14 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- 947 Pm Est Sat Jan 19 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 4 am est Sunday through Sunday afternoon...
.gale watch in effect from Sunday evening through Monday morning...
Overnight..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers. Showers with isolated tstms late.
Sun..SW winds around 20 kt, becoming nw with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers with isolated tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Sun night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Mon..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.
Tue night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft. Showers likely.
Thu..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Showers likely, then a chance of showers. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Columbia town, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 200306
afdmhx
area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
1006 pm est Sat jan 19 2019

Synopsis
A strong cold front approaching the area tonight will move through
tomorrow morning. Arctic high pressure will then build in from the
west early next week. Another cold front will approach from the west
midweek and move offshore late in the week.

Near term through Sunday
As of 10 pm sat... A batch of showers will pass by the outer
banks over the next couple of hours, with only isolated activity
across the remainder of the forecast area. Bulk of rain and
possible thunder expected well after midnight. No changes made.

Deep moisture advection will ensue overnight as deep layer
southerly flow fills in ahead of an approaching cold front.

Widespread showers are expected to overspread the area overnight
through early Sunday morning within the primary band of
moisture brought into the region on the back of a strong
pre-frontal llj. Modest instability may develop as dew points
surge to around 60 degrees, and the possibility for isolated
thunder continues in the forecast for all of the area. Any
severe threat will be limited mainly to coastal areas from
carteret county to oregon inlet, where dew points could briefly
climb into the mid-60s around sunrise tomorrow morning,
prompting greater instability based in the low levels to develop
more rigorous convection to become organized within ample deep
layer shear. Accordingly, the immediate coast has been included
within a marginal risk of severe weather from spc. Gusty winds
and possibly an isolated tornado are the primary concerns
within the strongest storms. Even outside of storms, gusty winds
will exist through the pre-dawn hours, especially along the
coast, as the core of the strong LLJ passes overhead.

Temperatures will remain very mild overnight, and should rise a
few degrees into the mid 60s before falling back into the mid
to upper 50s by daybreak.

Short term Sunday night through 6 pm Sunday
As of 230 pm sat... The cold front will work through the area,
tapering significant precip chances from west to east through the
mid to late morning hours tomorrow. Wind speeds will wane briefly
for several hours behind the front before arctic high pressure
building in tightens the gradient again, with breezy northwest
winds bringing efficient CAA across the area by late afternoon.

The daily high temp will be achieved for most locations early in
the day, with temps falling as CAA strengthens by the time of
the normal afternoon diurnal temp maximum.

Long term Sunday night through Saturday
As of 230 pm Saturday... Sharply colder Sunday night and Monday
as the coldest air to date of this winter barrels into the area
behind a strong cold front. Dry weather is expected Sunday night
through Tuesday night. Another cold front will affect the
region Wednesday and Thursday with a return to mild and wetter
conditions. Turning dry and gradually cooler late in the week
into the weekend.

Sunday night through Tuesday... CAA advection is extreme Sunday
night as arctic high pressure builds over the area from the
north and this will cause temperatures to plummet to around 20
nw to mid 20s coast by Monday morning. The combination of
strong NW winds behind the front and the cold temperatures will
result in bitterly cold wind chill values of 8-15 degrees
Monday morning. Arctic high pressure continues to build over the
area Monday with brisk NW flow resulting in very cold high
temps of only 30-35 degrees. NW winds of 25-35 mph with higher
gusts expected along the outer banks Sun night and this will
produce minor water level rises for the soundside locations.

Good radiational cooling should occur Mon night with
diminishing winds setting the stage for another cold night with
lows 15 to 20 cooler inland spots to 20s beaches. Warm advection
begins Tue mainly aloft as low lvls will be slow to modify as
strong high pres passes just to the n. Cont below normal with highs
mainly 40 to 45.

Wednesday through sat... Another low pres system will track NW of
region mid week with trailing front moving into the area thu
and offshore late week. Quite mild ahead of the front Wed and
thu with highs mainly low to mid 60s. Best rain chcs will be
wed night into early Thu and have likely pops this time. As
front pushes offshore later Thu thu night precip shld end from w
to e. Mainly dry late week into the weekend as high pres builds
in. Temps will cool to upr 40s and lower 50s most spots Fri and
sat.

Aviation 03z Sunday through Thursday
Short term through Sunday ...

as of 10 pm sat... Ewn and oaj have improved toVFR. Pgv and iso
still lifr, but expect improving conditions there as well in the
next few hours as southerly flow increases. As the cold front
approaches the region late tonight, expect rain to become
widespread with MVFR to ifr condition developing; rain can be
heavy at times with isolated thunder possible also. Llws
conditions will be possible at all TAF sites overnight.

Conditions will improve toVFR by tomorrow afternoon with gusty
winds up to 25 knots.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday ...

as of 230 pm Saturday... High confidence inVFR Sun night thru
tue as cold dry arctic air spread in. Gusty NW winds likely all
terminals Sun night into mon. Moisture wil surge back into the
region Wed and Thu ahead of next cold front and expect threat
of some subVFR... Espcly Wed night and Thu when best coverage
of shra expected.

Marine
Short term through Sunday ...

as of 10 pm sat... No changes made to current forecast. Overall,
the next 24 to 36 hours will bring very dangerous marine
conditions.

Conditions will deteriorate rapidly this evening and overnight
as winds veer southerly and increase ahead of an approaching
cold front. Gale force winds and large seas will prevail for the
coastal waters south of oregon inlet beginning early Sunday
morning. Breezy conditions will exist over the rest of the
marine waters as well. Winds will decrease to moderate levels
briefly tomorrow morning in the immediate wake of the cold
front, before becoming northwest and increasing beginning
tomorrow afternoon as arctic high pressure muscles its way into
the area. Gale warnings have been issued for the coastal waters
and pamlico sound to cover the pre and post- frontal winds, with
small craft advisories in effect elsewhere. Additionally, a
gale watch remains in effect for the albemarle sound alligator
river, where gale force winds are expected to be limited to the
post-frontal CAA beginning tomorrow evening.

Long term Sunday night through Thu ...

as of 230 pm Saturday... Intense cold advection will lead to
gale force winds most wtrs Sun night. Sustained winds mainly 20
to 30 kts with gusts 30 to 40 kts. Winds diminish grad Mon as
high pres builds closer... Speeds shld reach 15 to 25 kts N and
10 to 20 kt S late. Winds cont to diminish Mon night and Tue as
high pres crosses just to the n... Expect 10 to 20 kt winds early
tue then 10 kts or less late. Winds turn ssw Wed and grad
increase to 10 to 20 kts ahead of next front. Ssw winds peak at
20 to 30 kts with some gusts to 35 kt ahead of front Wed night
and early thu. Winds become more wsw 15 to 25 kt late Thu as
front reaches cst.

Seas will be in the 6 to 10 ft range Sun night into early mon
then subside to 4 to 7 ft late mon... Highest central and n. Seas
subside to 3 to 6 ft early Tue then drop further to 2 to 4 ft
late Tue into Tue night. Seas build back to 3 to 5 ft late wed
and reach 7 to 11 ft late Wed night and Thu as ssw winds peak
ahead of cold front.

Tides coastal flooding
As of 3 pm sat... Gusty southerly winds ahead of an approaching
cold front will result in abnormally high water levels for
portions of dare county along the roanoke and croatan sounds,
as well as the carteret county coastline west of CAPE lookout,
early Sunday morning. Inundation is generally expected to be
less than a foot for very low lying areas.

Additionally, persistent strong northwest winds behind a cold
front late Sunday into Sunday night will result in elevated
water levels along the sound side of hatteras and ocracoke
islands. Inundation is generally expected to be less than a
foot for very low lying areas.

If forecast inundation levels increase to 1 foot or more for
the pre-frontal or post-frontal wind events, a coastal flood
advisory will be issued for the impacted areas.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 4 am Sunday to 9 am est Monday for
amz136-137.

Gale warning from 4 am Sunday to 10 am est Monday for amz135.

Gale watch from Sunday evening through Monday morning for
amz130-131.

Small craft advisory from 4 am to 5 pm est Sunday for amz130-
131.

Gale warning from 4 am Sunday to 1 pm est Monday for amz152-
154.

Gale warning from 4 am Sunday to 7 am est Monday for amz156-
158.

Gale warning from 1 pm Sunday to 1 pm est Monday for amz150.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Hsa cb
short term... Cb
long term... Rf jme
aviation... Hsa bm rf
marine... Hsa CB rf
tides coastal flooding... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 18 mi44 min SSE 9.9 G 11 49°F 45°F1007.1 hPa
FRFN7 19 mi98 min 2 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 20 mi68 min 45°F2 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 28 mi53 min 47°F2 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 31 mi44 min SSE 8.9 G 14 52°F 48°F1008.3 hPa
44086 33 mi43 min 48°F3 ft
44095 43 mi52 min 47°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC16 mi44 minSSE 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy56°F54°F93%1007.3 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC20 mi58 minS 71.00 miFog/Mist55°F55°F99%1008.5 hPa
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC20 mi58 minN 01.25 miFog/Mist55°F54°F100%1007.8 hPa
Currituck, Currituck County Airport, NC24 mi58 minno data10.00 miPartly Cloudy56°F56°F100%1007.4 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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Sat -- 05:25 AM EST     3.80 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:31 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 11:58 AM EST     -0.41 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:46 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 05:15 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:48 PM EST     2.98 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:51 PM EST     -0.73 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Duck Pier, outside, North Carolina
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Duck Pier
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Sat -- 05:26 AM EST     4.17 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:32 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 12:00 PM EST     -0.33 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 03:46 PM EST     Moonrise
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Sat -- 05:48 PM EST     3.11 feet High Tide
Sat -- 11:50 PM EST     -0.63 feet Low Tide
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