Emerald Isle, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Emerald Isle, NC


December 4, 2023 5:21 AM EST (10:21 UTC)
Sunrise 6:58AM   Sunset 4:57PM   Moonrise  11:46PM   Moonset 12:29PM 

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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 401 Am Est Mon Dec 4 2023
Today..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt late this morning, then becoming W early this afternoon, increasing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop late this morning and early afternoon, then increasing to a moderate chop late.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Tue..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.
Tue night..N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. A slight chance of showers.
Wed..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Wed night..N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.
Thu..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon, then becoming w. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to light chop.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

AMZ100 401 Am Est Mon Dec 4 2023
Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters.. A cold front will cross the area tonight. A stronger cold front will move through Wed. High pressure will then build into the area through Sat.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Emerald Isle, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 040941 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 441 AM EST Mon Dec 4 2023

SYNOPSIS
A cold front will cross the area tonight. A quick moving shortwave trough aloft will move through Wednesday, bringing chances for showers across eastern NC. High pressure will then build into the area through Saturday. A strong cold front will cross the region on Sunday.

NEAR TERM /TODAY/
As of 0330 Monday...Cooler day to start the workweek with weak SFC High in place briefly with the FA in between last night's front pushing offshore and a vertically stacked, weakening low traversing Appalachia today. This low will continue to fill in as it travels Eward across the Carolinas with a weak warm front slowly lifting across Sern portions of the FA this afternoon. Upper level cloud coverage expected to wane through the day as moisture transport off the Gulf sinks Sward leading to mostly sunny conditions by late afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 60s, warmest over the Sern coast where SWerly flow develops behind the weak warm front. A few showers could try to develop to the west of the coastal plain as a surface trough moves through but, similar to previous forecasts, think that virga remains the only possibility, most of which should remain W of the FA.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT/
As of 0330 Monday...Cooler night ahead with the upper jet pushing offshore, flow aloft briefly becoming more zonal, and deepening SFC low well offshore the MidAtlantic allowing Nerly flow to return. Clear skies inland with some lingering upper level clouds near the coast. Lows in the upper 30s W of HWY17, around 40 Crystal Coast, mid to upper 40s OBX.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
As of 435 AM Sunday...A progressive pattern develops for the upcoming week into next weekend, with a strong shortwave aloft on Wednesday bringing chances for rain, then a strong cold front possible by late weekend.

Tuesday...weak high pressure will remain along the coast Tuesday. High-res guidance hints at a weak surface low developing off the NC coast, and thus have limited slight chance PoPs to the central and southern coast for Tues afternoon. This surface low will move well away from the coast as a strong midlevel shortwave trough moves in from the northwest Tuesday night into Wed. Maintained previous forecast thinking with timing of PoPs, but increased a few percentage points and increased QPF to 0.10-0.15 inches, esp. east of HWY 17 and for the northern OBX. A strong surface gradient will develop between the departing (and strengthening) surface low, and high pressure building in late Wed into Wed night, with gusty winds expected Wed afternoon through evening, upwards of 30-40 mph for the central and northern OBX.

Thursday into Sunday...High pressure sets in behind Wednesday's shortwave, and begins a warming trend that will last through the weekend. Strong southerly return flow will develop by late Saturday, building dew points back into the 50s by sunset Sat. A complex low pressure system will move through the Ohio River Valley as the upper level trough digs south into the Southeast.
Continued high-chance PoPs for showers ahead of and associated with the frontal passage. Cannot rule out thunderstorms with Sunday's front, but still too early to mention thunder despite strong kinematics, given limited instability.

AVIATION /09Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Monday/...
As of 0400 Monday...VFR flight cats expected through the TAF period. Fairly thick high clouds currently overhead wanes through the period as cold front pushes through area and offshore through the overnight. These high clouds should preclude any fog threat even if winds briefly become calm early tonight as winds will once again become slightly elevated 5-10 kts near and behind the cold front.

LONG TERM /Monday night through Friday/...
As of 4 AM Monday...Predominant VFR aviation conditions through the period. Showers are possible across eastern NC on Wed, but the area should remain dry otherwise. Gusty winds, upwards of 20-25 kt, are anticipated on Wednesday due to a strong surface gradient developing between low pressure offshore and strong high pressure over the Deep South. Gusty winds will diminish by Thursday as high pressure builds in from the southwest.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Monday Night/...
As of 0330 Monday...Winds currently Werly 10-15kt most, 15-20G~25kt over warmer Gulfstream waters S of Cape Hatteras with 3-5ft, short period 6-7sec seas. Mon winds over the northern waters will remain northerly around 10 kt but over the southern waters winds will back to the W and SW and increase to 15-20 kt as a weak warm front lifts Nward ahead of an approaching surface trough. Seas will be 2-3 ft over most of the waters but building to 3-5 ft late across Sern waters as winds increase. Brief period of stronger winds over outer Sern waters with gusts ~25kt from sunset for a couple of hours. Opted not to issue an SCA as conditions are short-lived and not very widespread. Winds veer to become Nerly 10-15kt after midnight local with seas subsiding to 2-4ft.

LONG TERM /Tuesday through Friday/...
As of 415 AM Monday...Busy marine weather for portions of the long term period. Wednesday will present the next scenario for SCA conditions with possibly gale-force gusts for Wednesday afternoon into evening, esp. for the outer coastal waters. These winds are the result of a strong pressure gradient developing between developing low pressure offshore and strong high pressure building in from the west. Winds and seas diminish on Thursday as the surface high pressure moves over the waters, with light SW flow developing Friday as the high shifts offshore.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...None.
MARINE...None.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
41064 21 mi73 min W 19G25 67°F 69°F29.8862°F
41159 21 mi55 min 69°F5 ft
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 23 mi51 min NW 5.1G8.9 62°F 61°F29.85
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 26 mi81 min W 16G18 63°F 29.89
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 41 mi73 min W 16G21 66°F 69°F29.8760°F
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi73 min W 12G14 63°F 61°F29.8855°F
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 46 mi55 min 61°F3 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi51 min W 7G9.9 63°F 61°F29.88

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Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KMRH MICHAEL J SMITH FIELD,NC 24 sm23 minWNW 0410 smClear61°F57°F88%29.87

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Tide / Current for Bogue Inlet, North Carolina
   
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Bogue Inlet
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Mon -- 12:09 AM EST     1.82 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:07 AM EST     0.49 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:59 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 12:23 PM EST     2.02 feet High Tide
Mon -- 12:29 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 04:57 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:53 PM EST     0.40 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:45 PM EST     Moonrise
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Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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Coral Bay
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Mon -- 01:43 AM EST     1.33 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:58 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:06 AM EST     0.36 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 12:28 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 01:57 PM EST     1.48 feet High Tide
Mon -- 04:55 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 08:52 PM EST     0.29 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:44 PM EST     Moonrise
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Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Tide feet
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