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Marine Weather and Tides
Elizabeth City, NC

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Sunrise 6:16AMSunset 7:49PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:51 PM EDT (03:51 UTC) Moonrise 2:25PMMoonset 3:00AM Illumination 82% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 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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ANZ633 Currituck Sound- 1000 Pm Edt Wed Apr 25 2018
Overnight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers late this evening.
Thu..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W late. Waves 1 foot. A chance of showers in the evening.
Sat..SW winds 5 kt. Waves 1 foot.
Sat night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
Sun..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 1 foot.
Sun night..NE winds 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Waves 1 foot.
ANZ600 1000 Pm Edt Wed Apr 25 2018
Synopsis for fenwick island de to currituck beach light nc out 20 nautical miles including virginia portion of the chesapeake bay currituck sound and portions of the james, york, and rappahannock rivers.. Low pressure tracks across the delmarva this evening, then moves away from the coast tonight. Weak high pressure returns Thursday. Another area of low pressure crosses the local area late Thursday night through Friday. A cold front crosses the region late Saturday with highs pressure building over the region on Sunday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Elizabeth City, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 260138
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
938 pm edt Wed apr 25 2018

Synopsis
Low pressure lifts northeast and away from the area tonight.

Weak high pressure returns Thursday. The next area of low
pressure crosses the local area late Thursday night through
Friday. Dry weather is on tap this weekend and early next week.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
As of 930 pm edt Wednesday...

cold pool aloft along with merging outflow bndrys resulted in
the pulse tstrms this aftrn. Svrl reports of pea to marble size
hail, but nothing svr reported.

Systm will be slow to depart tonight with shwrs tapering off
then ending along the ERN shore shortly after 06z. Increased
pops along the lwr md ERN shore thru midnite based on radar
trends and kept iso thunder. Pcpn has ended along and west of
i95. Skies become pt cldy after midnite as drier air filters
in behind the departing low. Lows upr 40s NW to the mid 50s se.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Saturday
As of 300 pm edt Wednesday...

a brief break from the unsettled weather Thursday... Although
expecting clouds to begin arriving increasing from the ssw as
the next area of low pressure tracks through tn NRN al NRN ga.

Expect most areas to be dry through the day, although did allow
slight chc pops over interior NE nc after 21z. Highs Thu mainly
70-75f, except 60s at the beaches.

A quick increase in pops (to 40-80%) Thu night (after 06z) as
low pressure enters the fa from the sw. Keeping pops 50-70% ne
half of the fa Fri morning... Tapering to 20-30% far sw. The low
pressure area lifts to the NE of the local area Friday
afternoon... However will be keeping 20-30% as a low pressure
trough remains INVOF the fa. Otherwise... Mostly cloudy Friday
morning, then some partial sunshine in the afternoon. Lows
Thursday night from near 50 N to the mid 50s s. Highs Friday
from the upr 60s NW and along the immediate coast to the low mid
70s central southern locales.

Improved conditions Friday night and Saturday, although do
expect a dry cold front to cross the region Saturday afternoon.

Partly to mostly clear during this time. Lows Friday night from
the upr 40s NW to the mid 50s se. Highs Saturday mainly 70-75,
except upr 60s at the beaches.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
As of 300 pm edt Wednesday...

some delightful spring weather on tap early next week as high
pressure builds SE from the gt lakes region Sun to a position
over the local area Mon then off the mid atlantic coast Tue wed.

Cool to start, then a warming trend.

Lows Sat Sun nites near 40 NW to near 50 se. Highs Sun in the 60s,
mid 60s-lwr 70s mon. Lows Mon nite mid 40s NW to lwr 50s se. Highs
tues 75-80. Lows tues nite in the 50s. Highs Wed upr 70s-lwr
80s.

Aviation 02z Thursday through Monday
As of 930 pm edt Wednesday...

sct-bkn MVFR CIGS cont across the area as the upr level low
slowly moves off the coast. Kept vcsh at sby based on latest
radar trends and may have to tempo shwrs. Clouds decrease w-e
late tonight and thurs as high prs builds into the area.

Outlook...

the next low prs systm will impact the region by late Thu night
into Fri afternoon W flight restrictions likely due to lower
bkn-ovc CIGS and shras. MainlyVFR conditions expected sat-sun.

Marine
As of 330 pm edt Wednesday...

sca headlines remain in effect through 1 am Thu for the mouth of
the bay, and well into Thu aftn for all coastal waters due to
lingering long period E SE swell of 10-12 seconds. Seas
currently avg 6-8 ft with waves to around 4 ft at the mouth of
the bay.

Broad low pressure moving into the DELMARVA this aftn and will
continue to lift NE into new jersey this evening through
tonight. Winds are relatively light with S to SE flow around 10
kt or less (light variable in some areas). Winds will shift to
the W to NW at around 15 kt later tonight into Thu morning.

While some occasional 20 kt gusts will probably develop for a
few hrs early Thu morning across much of the area (especially
in the bay N of new pt comfort), does not look to be enough to
warrant SCA headlines since there is minimal cold advection in
the wake of this cold front. Weak sfc high pressure builds in
fm the nnw on thu, with winds diminishing by late morning and
shifting back to onshore during the mid late aftn hrs through
thu evening. Another low pressure area will affect the waters
thu night thru fri, as it tracks from the SE u.S. Through the
local area on Fri and off to the NE by Fri night. Another cold
front crosses the waters Sat night, increasing winds close to
sca levels, then diminishing Sun as high pressure returns.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Nc... None.

Va... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 1 am edt Thursday for anz634.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Thursday for anz650-652-
654.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt Thursday for anz656-658.

Synopsis... Jdm
near term... Jdm mpr
short term... Alb jdm
long term... Mpr
aviation... Mpr
marine... Lkb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 25 mi52 min W 5.1 G 5.1 62°F 51°F1006.7 hPa (+1.1)
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 27 mi52 min 53°F5 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 33 mi37 min 55°F7 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 37 mi52 min NW 4.1 G 7 62°F 60°F1007.1 hPa (+1.1)
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 45 mi52 min W 5.1 G 8 61°F 1006.9 hPa (+1.0)
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 47 mi52 min W 2.9 G 2.9 62°F 61°F1007.1 hPa (+1.1)
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 48 mi52 min 58°F1007 hPa (+1.0)
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 48 mi52 min W 8.9 G 12 61°F

Wind History for Duck, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC2 mi58 minWSW 410.00 miFair59°F59°F100%1007.3 hPa
Edenton, Northeastern Regional Airport, NC24 mi77 minW 510.00 miFair64°F61°F92%1008.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Currituck Beach Light, North Carolina
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Currituck Beach Light
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Wed -- 03:59 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:20 AM EDT     3.81 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:42 AM EDT     -0.01 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:58 PM EDT     3.80 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:08 PM EDT     0.00 feet Low Tide
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0.91.82.73.53.83.73.32.51.50.60.100.31.12.133.63.83.63210.30

Tide / Current Tables for Duck Pier, outside, North Carolina
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Duck Pier
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Wed -- 03:58 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:26 AM EDT     3.40 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:17 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:48 AM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 05:07 PM EDT     3.37 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:45 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 11:13 PM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.81.52.433.43.432.31.40.60.1-0.10.20.81.72.63.13.43.22.71.910.30

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