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Sneads Ferry, NC

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Sunrise 6:48AMSunset 7:35PM Sunday April 5, 2020 11:56 PM EDT (03:56 UTC) Moonrise 3:54PMMoonset 4:32AM Illumination 96% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 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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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 910 Pm Edt Sun Apr 5 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 6 am edt Monday...
Overnight..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw late. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 13 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, diminishing to flat late.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Mon night..W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Wed..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Wed night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Thu..W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sneads Ferry, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 060205 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1005 PM EDT Sun Apr 5 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will move offshore tonight. A weak cold front will drop south into the region later Monday, then lift back north of the area Tuesday. A mainly dry cold front will move through the area Thursday. A stronger low pressure area and cold front may impact the region next weekend.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 940 PM Sun . High pres gradually slides off the coast tonight. Light SE winds along with some sct thin cirrus will keep overnight lows milder with most areas creeping above climo with readings generally in the low 50s.

Winds shift Wrly as high pressure sets up off the coast of GA, positioning us on the northern side and providing enhanced WAA and moisture advection during the day Monday. Afternoon highs will tap into the 80s for some inland locations with 70s along the coast. TD's will rise into the low 60s on the coast. More summery pattern develops with sea breeze developing by afternoon. At the same time, a backdoor front will sink over the northern tier of the CWA. Hi-res guidance shows sct showers with a few tstorms as a result developing mid-to- late afternoon. Sufficient wind shear in the 30+ kt range along with 1000 J/kg of CAPE may be enough for a strong to marginally severe storm to form.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY NIGHT/. As of 950 PM Sun . Sct shwrs and any remaining tstorms will move SEwrd out to sea by sometime midnight. The backdoor cold front will linger over the NErn counties for the night, keeping overnight lows in the low-to-mid 50s NE with lows in the SW counties in the upper 50s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As 330 AM Sun . Warm conditions Tuesday will give way to drier and hotter weather Wednesday and Thursday. A cold front will cross the area Thursday into Friday, bringing cooler temperatures for next weekend.

Tuesday . The backdoor front will retreat north Tuesday morning, and southerly flow will strengthen. As a surface low strengthens over the western Great Lakes, a subtle boundary or warm front will move through the area during the day which could spark some scattered showers or thunderstorms. It will be warm once again with highs in the low 80s inland, and low to mid 70s along the coast.

Wednesday and Thursday . High pressure will more closely influence the area Wednesday, which should keep conditions dry. There are some hints that a backdoor front will briefly move into the area overnight into Thursday morning, but it would not last long as flow strengthens Thursday ahead of a cold front. Mid and even low level dryness will continue Thursday which should yield dry conditions despite temperatures reaching the low to mid 80s inland both days. Closer to the coast expect highs to reach the mid to upper 70s.

Thursday Night through Saturday . A mostly dry cold front will push through the area sometime Thursday night or Friday morning, bringing with it a return to cooler more spring like weather. High pressure building in behind the front Saturday will lead to continued dry conditions. Expect high temperatures mostly in the 60s, and possibly 50s along the NE NC coast due to winds coming off the cold Atlantic.

AVIATION /02Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Short Term /through Monday 18Z/ . As of 710 PM Sun . VFR conditions will persist through Monday, with light winds and thin high clouds. Some northern sites may see a slow inc in clouds overnight ahead of a weak front, but cigs will remain well into VFR. Sct showers are becoming more likely towards the end of the TAF period as the weak backdoor front sinks SE over the area. Expect inc clouds and lowering cigs, though conditions will remain predominantly VFR with the potential for sub VFR in heavier showers.

Long Term /Monday through Thursday/ . As of 340 AM Sun . Some periods of sub-VFR conditions will be possible Monday as scattered showers and thunderstorms develop over the airspace. Scattered precip chances continue Tuesday afternoon, and then dry weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday.

MARINE. Short Term /through Monday night/ . As of 1000 PM Sun . Fcst remains on track from prev disc.

Prev disc . Used a blend of the WWIV and NWPS, as NWPS initialized a bit too high. Large swells will slowly subside through the period, ending late tonight for the srn waters. The high seas will linger through Monday nrn/ctrl waters, finally dropping below 6 ft nrn waters by early Mon evening. Ended SCA for ctrl waters later Mon evening as large swell energy finally subsides below 6 ft. Winds will be relatively light through the period, generally 5-15 kts.

Long Term /Tuesday through Thursday/ . As of 350 AM Sun . WSW to SSW winds strengthen again Tuesday night and Wednesday to 15-25 kts, with seas remaining 4-7 ft. A weak front may briefly move into the area Thursday, with winds staying around 10-20 kts and seas 3-5 ft.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 1000 PM Sun . No changes from prev disc.

Prev disc . Will cont the High Surf Advisory north of Cape Hatteras. Although swells appear marginal at 6 to 8 ft did have reports of some localized overwash during last high tide. If swell drops quicker than fcst later shifts may be able to drop the advisory sooner but will leave up thru next few high tides cycles ending Mon morning.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . High Surf Advisory until 8 AM EDT Monday for NCZ203-205. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 2 AM EDT Tuesday for AMZ152-154. Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT Monday for AMZ156-158. Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT Monday for AMZ150.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . ML SHORT TERM . ML LONG TERM . SGK AVIATION . SGK/ML MARINE . SGK/ML TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41064 31 mi49 min SSE 5.8 G 9.7 65°F 68°F1019.1 hPa
41159 31 mi57 min 67°F4 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 32 mi57 min S 4.1 G 4.1 62°F 63°F1018.6 hPa (+0.9)
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 34 mi49 min S 3.9 G 5.8 62°F 62°F1019.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 34 mi47 min 62°F2 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 38 mi49 min S 5.8 G 9.7 65°F1017.7 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 38 mi57 min E 1.9 G 1.9 58°F 62°F1019.4 hPa (+0.6)
WLON7 39 mi57 min 57°F 64°F1019.2 hPa (+1.1)
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 44 mi57 min SE 6 G 6 62°F 1019.4 hPa (+0.6)58°F

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC13 mi61 minN 010.00 miFair54°F51°F90%1019.4 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for New River Inlet, North Carolina
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New River Inlet
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Sun -- 05:31 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:03 AM EDT     3.46 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:50 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 12:18 PM EDT     -0.07 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 04:53 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:28 PM EDT     3.41 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:34 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina
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Wind Forecast for Newport/Morehead City, NC (23,6,7,8)
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