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Nags Head, NC

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 6:17PM Monday October 25, 2021 3:58 PM EDT (19:58 UTC) Moonrise 8:31PMMoonset 10:55AM Illumination 76% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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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AMZ231 Croatan And Roanoke Sounds- 331 Pm Edt Mon Oct 25 2021
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon...
Tonight..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N late this evening, then becoming W after midnight, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt late. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop late. A slight chance of showers this evening, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.
Tue..W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, increasing to rough in the afternoon. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning.
Tue night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves rough.
Wed..NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.
Wed night..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Thu..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
Thu night..E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight. Showers likely.
Fri..S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 958 Am Edt Mon Oct 25 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Low pressure will develop offshore will move away from the area this afternoon. Increasing winds will develop late tonight behind a cold front. High pressure will build in Tuesday and Wednesday, but will be pushed offshore Thursday as strong low pressure approaches the area with increasing winds and seas through Friday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Nags Head, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 251520 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1120 AM EDT Mon Oct 25 2021

SYNOPSIS. A coastal low will develop and impact the region today. A cold front will then push through the area Monday night into Tuesday morning, with high pressure building in behind it. A large low pressure system will affect the region Thursday into the weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 11 AM Mon . Good coverage of showers across the region late this morning as a weak shortwave lifts across the area while low pressure developing off the SE coast brings good moisture advection to the region. Adjusted PoPs up, especially inland where a line of heavier showers has been lifting north. Have seen isolated lightning as well but generally on the leading edge of precip shield with the airmass quickly stabilizing and precip becoming more stratiform. Expect precip chances to temporarily diminish through the afternoon as the shortwave lifts north and the low pulls away from the coast.

Prev disc . Complicated meteorological set-up greets the Carolinas early this morning with an appropriately difficult forecast to boot. There are two upper level disturbances of note today: 1) a vort max over the western Carolinas which will be responsible for the development of a coastal low later today, and 2) a vigorous upper low churning over the central MS River Valley driving a mature surface cyclone over the Midwest. The latter feature is expected to interact with its weaker counterpart late tonight, resulting in a rapidly deepening Nor'easter off the Mid- Atlantic coast through Tuesday.

Coastal low will slowly strengthen off the southeastern coast this morning. Left exit region of a 70 kt upper jet will provide necessary support for expanding shower coverage this morning into the afternoon, especially east of Highway 17 and south of Highway 70. Instability will be hard to come by although hi-res guidance does hint at a brief window of realized instability in the late morning coinciding with surface warming and maximized low-level moisture, before collapsing as winds back easterly ahead of the low. During this window CAPEs could reach 500-1000 J/kg in tandem with bulk shear of 25-30 kt, supportive of perhaps a damaging wind gust or two in any stronger storms.

Cloudy skies and ongoing precip in the morning will put a lid on temperatures east of Highway 17 today, while areas inland have a better shot of seeing a few peaks of sunshine, especially in the afternoon with a lull in precip expected. Highs sit mostly in the mid 70s, with warmest spots likely across the coastal plain.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM TUESDAY/. As of 410 AM Mon . Second round of showers and perhaps a few storms will come tonight as the surface low over the Midwest races eastward in tandem with the upper low, dragging a cold front across the region. Strongly forced band of precip is likely, and instability recovering to 500-1000 J/kg point to a few thunderstorms impacting the region overnight. NAM soundings show looping hodographs in a region of 40-50 kt bulk shear, pointing to a few low-topped rotating storms. Damaging wind gusts would again be the primary threat, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Front blasts across the region overnight with drier and cooler airmass quickly filtering in, with skies expected to be partly cloudy by daybreak. With CAA and lowering Tds lows should be able to dip into the upper 50s inland, low to mid 60s elsewhere.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 3 AM Mon . Active weather pattern through much of the period with troughing generally persisting over the eastern US, with cold front pushing offshore Tue morning and another late week and this weekend.

Tuesday through Wednesday . Cold front moves offshore Tuesday morning as low pressure continues to strengthen off the Mid- Atlantic and New England coast. A few showers could linger along the NE NC coast Tuesday, but dry conditions are expected elsewhere with temps near to a few degrees below normal. Breezy WNW winds will continue, especially along the coast. Building heights aloft with continued, but weakening surface CAA keeps a dry and cool forecast in place for Wednesday. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Thursday through Sunday . Upper ridge axis slides east of the area Thursday and deep moisture advection begins. Stacked low pressure over the Tennessee Valley will slowly work eastward, but destabilization will be slow, with the first part of Thursday remaining mainly dry. A warm front is expected to cross the area Thursday evening or overnight, signaling the return of appreciable rain chances. Increased pops to likely Thu night. Temps near normal during the day, with an increasingly warm and humid airmass filling in Thursday night. Stacked low pressure lifts across the southern Appalachians toward the Mid-Atlantic Friday into the weekend. Precip expected to become more scattered Friday through Friday evening as an occluding cold front crosses the area. However, at least low end chance POPs will continue Sat and Sat night to account for the close proximity of the strong dynamic forcing associated with the stacked low and the timing uncertainty of the cold front. Strong CAA develops Sunday, with a drier and cooler couple of days expected into early next week.

AVIATION /15Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. SHORT TERM /through tonight/ . As of 735 AM Mon . Predominantly VFR conditions continue across the terminals today with a widely scattered 2 kft deck hanging around this morning. This will likely become broken at times as a coastal low brings increasing showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two across the region. Heaviest precip should remain east of all main TAF terminals save EWN, where periods of IFR vis/cigs are possible. Cigs linger at MVFR from roughly a OAJ/EWN line east for the afternoon before collapsing overnight as cold front approaches the area, with periods of IFR likely. Cigs will be short lived as dry air filters in behind the front, scattering cloud cover out by 10-11z.

Confidence Level . Moderate.

LONG TERM /Tuesday through Friday/ . As of 3 AM Mon . Lingering sub-VFR cigs possible Tuesday morning, quickly improving to VFR. VFR expected to prevail through Thursday, with early morning fog the only concern for Wednesday. Unsettled weather returns later Thursday into the weekend.

MARINE. SHORT TERM /Today and Tonight/ . As of 425 AM Mon . Boating conditions expected to deteriorate tonight across coastal waters in the form of rising seas as surface low develops offshore. Current obs show S to SE winds 5 to 10 kt with seas generally 2-4 feet across the area. Wind field across the waters will be complex as surface low undergoes cyclogenesis and lifts towards the mid-Atlantic overnight. SE winds expected to back easterly by late afternoon on the northern periphery of the low, increasing to 15-20 kt as it deepens. Winds back further to the NE and then briefly WSW as low lifts to the northeast, then rapidly increases to 15-25 kt with winds veering WNW as cold front quickly crosses the waters late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

SCAs have been hoisted for all area waters, with central and northern offshore waters first in line as waves build ahead of the developing low. Remaining SCAs come into effect Tuesday . see long term section for details.

LONG TERM /Tuesday through Friday/ . As of 3 AM Mon . Post-frontal NW flow will steadily strengthen through the day Tuesday as low pressure deepens quickly off the Mid-Atlantic and NE coast. High confidence SCA conditions Tuesday, with Gale conditions possible Tue evening into the first part of Wed depending on the strength and location of the low off the coast well to our north. Strong NW winds 20-25 kt early Wed, slowly diminishing Wed night and Thu as ridging settles over the area. Breezy winds expected again late week with a cold front that could cross the area late Friday or Saturday. SE winds will increase to 15-20 kt with a warm front Thu night, becoming SSW 15-25 kt Fri ahead of the cold front.

Seas 4-7 ft Tue peaking around 5-8 ft Tue night and Wed, then potentially remaining elevated through much of the rest of the week as persistent N to NE swell impacts the waters mainly north and east of Cape Lookout. Dangerous seas 6-10 ft expected again late week with the next system.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM Tuesday to 2 AM EDT Wednesday for AMZ136-137. Small Craft Advisory from 8 AM Tuesday to 5 PM EDT Wednesday for AMZ135. Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM Tuesday to 11 AM EDT Wednesday for AMZ131. Small Craft Advisory from 8 AM Tuesday to 2 PM EDT Wednesday for AMZ230-231. Small Craft Advisory from 5 PM this afternoon to 8 AM EDT Friday for AMZ152-154. Small Craft Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Wednesday for AMZ156. Small Craft Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 8 AM EDT Friday for AMZ150. Small Craft Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 11 AM EDT Wednesday for AMZ158.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . SK/MS SHORT TERM . MS LONG TERM . CQD/CB AVIATION . CQD/MS MARINE . CQD/MS


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 8 mi58 min SSE 11G17 70°F 73°F1010.7 hPa (-4.2)
44086 11 mi62 min 71°F3 ft
44095 18 mi32 min 71°F7 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 21 mi62 min 70°F3 ft
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 21 mi58 min SSE 7G8.9 70°F 70°F1010.5 hPa (-4.0)
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 24 mi62 min 71°F3 ft
41120 48 mi62 min 73°F6 ft
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 49 mi58 min E 7G12 70°F 73°F1011.2 hPa (-4.0)

Wind History for Oregon Inlet Marina, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC6 mi63 minSSE 910.00 miMostly Cloudy71°F64°F79%1011.2 hPa
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC9 mi63 minN 010.00 miMostly Cloudy69°F66°F92%1010.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Jennetts Pier (ocean), North Carolina
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Jennetts Pier (ocean)
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Mon -- 04:31 AM EDT     0.77 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:18 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:50 AM EDT     3.79 feet High Tide
Mon -- 11:55 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 05:31 PM EDT     0.96 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 09:31 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 11:13 PM EDT     3.06 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Oregon Inlet Marina, North Carolina
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Oregon Inlet Marina
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Mon -- 06:47 AM EDT     0.13 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:18 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:54 AM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 12:06 PM EDT     0.66 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:47 PM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 09:31 PM EDT     Moonrise
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