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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 6:41AMSunset 5:54PM Saturday February 23, 2019 9:32 AM EST (14:32 UTC) Moonrise 10:41PMMoonset 9:28AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 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- 646 Am Est Sat Feb 23 2019
Today..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves around 2 ft. Rain.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Sun..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Sun night..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tue..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Wed..N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Columbia, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 231121
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
621 am est Sat feb 23 2019

Synopsis
A stationary front off the coast today, is expected to lift
back to the north across the area as a warm front late today and
tonight resulting in continued unsettled weather. A strong cold
front will cross the region Sunday. High pressure will build in
from the northwest early next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
As of 620 am Saturday... Brisk northeast winds, areas of light
rain drizzle and widespread low clouds continue across eastern
nc this morning in a cad surface pressure pattern. Latest sfc
analysis shows a stationary front stalled southeast of the area
with high pressure ridging in from the north. Expect little
change in the sensible weather today with areas of light
rain drizzle continuing. The heaviest rain amounts are expected
across the northern portion of the area. Could see some drying
across the extreme southwest portion of the area during the
afternoon and will decrease pops to chance there. The guidance
is also indicating the potential for at least patchy fog this
afternoon ahead of the advancing warm front. High temperatures
will be greatly influenced by the northward progress of the
aforementioned warm front, which is forecast to be located along
or just inland from the coast at 00z. Thus coastal locations
should see their temps rise to around 60 degrees, while the
coastal plain region struggles to break 50.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 am Sunday
As of 325 am Saturday... The warm front will continue to lift
north across the region tonight. Areas of light rain, drizzle
and fog will continue through the evening, then should taper off
after midnight as eastern nc gets into the warm sector with
developing southerly winds resulting in temps rising throughout
the night. Thus low temps will occur in the evening.

Long term Sunday through Friday
As of 230 am sat...

Sunday... Cold front will cross late Sunday. All guidance cont
to show very warm temps ahead of front with mid to poss upper
70s inland with beaches mid 60s to low 70s. Moisture looks
limited assoc with the FROPA so cont 30 pops and light rainfall
amounts. Given warm temps most mdls show some weak instab and
added isold aftn tsra for mainly highway 17 corridor. It will
become windy Sunday with SW winds of 15-25 mph, with some gusts
up to 30-35 mph.

Sunday night through tue... Dry high pres builds in thru Tue with
temps not far from normal with highs lower 50s NE to around 60 lower
60s SW Mon and tue. NW winds Monday will remain around 10-15 mph
with a few higher gusts up to 20-25 mph; otherwise winds throughout
the period will be fairly light.

Wed and fri... Models continue to differ this period as next
frontal system impacts the area. The GFS is the wetter solution,
generating multiple southern stream shortwave troughs over the
southern plains and dragging a couple systems over the area
during the second half of the week. The ECMWF and canadian are
much drier, keeping more unsettled weather pinned along the gulf
coast with high pressure remaining in control. Still plenty of
uncertainty this period but kept pops only in chc range wed
slight chc to low chc for thu. Low pres may develop ahead of
short wave late in week into the weekend but again confidence
quite low so just chc pops fri. Highs will be in the low mid
50s NE to upr 50s lower 60s sw.

Aviation 11z Saturday through Wednesday
Short term through tonight ...

as of 620 am Saturday... High confidence in mainly ifr
conditions through the TAF period. Cad surface pressure pattern
with widespread ifr ceilings and areas of light rain and drizzle
producing occasional MVFR to ifr visibilities. Expect these
conditions to prevail through the evening hours with some areas
of dense fog possible, then a warm front should lift north
through the area resulting in a decrease in precipitation after
midnight. The aviation guidance hangs on to ifr ceilings and
MVFR to ifr visibilities all night even in the warm sector
behind the warm front though some improvement in conditions to
MVFR would be possible after 6z as southerly flow develops.

Long term Sunday through Wednesday ...

as of 230 am sat... Expect sct shra and maybe and isold tsra sun
as cold front crosses. Shld see mainlyVFR with just brief sub
vfr. Gusty SW winds expected Sunday with gusts 25 to 30 knots
possible. High confidence inVFR Sun night dominating through
Tuesday as dry high pres builds in from nw. Now looks like just
very small threat of shra Wed so likely cont to seeVFR
dominate.

Marine
Short term through tonight ...

as of 620 am Saturday... No changes to previous thinking.

Continue the sca's for the pamlico sound and the waters south of
oregon inlet. Cad surface pressure was observed this morning
with high pressure ridging in from the north and a stationary
front southeast of the waters. NE winds are currently 20-30 kt
with seas 4-7 ft. Winds are peaking early this morning and will
begin to diminish to 15-20 kt after 12z while veering to E and
se in the afternoon north of CAPE lookout. Elevated seas will
gradually diminish below 6 ft by early this evening. Tonight
winds will continue to veer to the S and SW as a warm front
lifts north through the waters. Speeds will increase from 10-15
kt in the evening to 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt toward
dawn. Seas will be 3-5 ft overnight.

Long term Sunday through Wednesday ...

as of 230 am sat... Sw winds ramp up to 20 to 30 kts Sunday ahead
of cold front with seas building 6 to 9 feet. A few gusts up to
35 knots are possible for outer waters.

After front crosses winds become NW 15 to 25 kts Sun night thru
early Mon then weaken to wnw around 15 kts late mon. Seas will grad
subside below 6 ft by Monday afternoon. Very light winds tue
with high over region and seas will drop to 1 to 3 ft. Very low
confidence on winds for Wed with GFS showing S winds and ecmwf
and canadian moderate nne winds. Will lean closer to ECMWF but
lower speeds a bit with seas mainly 2 to 4 feet.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 10 pm est this evening for amz152-
154.

Small craft advisory until 7 pm est this evening for amz156-
158.

Small craft advisory until 10 am est this morning for amz135.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Jme
short term... Jme
long term... Rf ms
aviation... Rf jme
marine... Rf jme


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 18 mi39 min NE 17 G 19 46°F 45°F1027.6 hPa
FRFN7 19 mi153 min 4 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 20 mi33 min 44°F4 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 28 mi48 min 45°F4 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 31 mi39 min NE 9.9 G 12 47°F 49°F1027.1 hPa
44086 33 mi38 min 47°F4 ft
44095 43 mi47 min 46°F4 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC16 mi39 minNE 102.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist46°F42°F86%1028.6 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC20 mi53 minENE 11 G 1710.00 miOvercast46°F43°F90%1027.8 hPa
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC20 mi53 minNE 510.00 miOvercast46°F43°F93%1027.1 hPa
Currituck, Currituck County Airport, NC24 mi53 minno data5.00 miLight Drizzle44°F43°F100%1029.1 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 -- 04:09 AM EST     -0.64 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:41 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:26 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 10:14 AM EST     3.44 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:27 PM EST     -0.62 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:51 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 10:39 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:43 PM EST     3.56 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.61.50.5-0.3-0.6-0.50.21.22.233.43.32.71.80.8-0.1-0.6-0.5-00.91.92.93.43.5

Tide / Current Tables for Duck Pier, outside, North Carolina
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Duck Pier
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Sat -- 04:08 AM EST     -0.47 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:41 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:26 AM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 10:13 AM EST     3.62 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:29 PM EST     -0.49 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:51 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 10:39 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:47 PM EST     3.82 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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2.91.90.7-0.1-0.5-0.30.31.22.33.23.63.52.9210.1-0.4-0.400.81.933.73.8

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