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Sneads Ferry, NC

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 5:35PM Tuesday January 28, 2020 10:42 AM EST (15:42 UTC) Moonrise 9:34AMMoonset 9:10PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 1017 Am Est Tue Jan 28 2020
Rest of today..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Tonight..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Wed..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Wed night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. NEar shore, seas 1 ft, then around 2 ft after midnight. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Thu..NE winds around 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Thu night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers, then showers likely.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to rough. A chance of showers.


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 281537 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1037 AM EST Tue Jan 28 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will ridge in from the northwest today, and eventually slide to the north of the area by Thursday. A storm system will develop well to the south Friday, and then another area of low pressure will form over the area on Saturday. High pressure looks to build in behind this system through Monday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 1030 AM Tues . No changes from the previous discussion.

Prev discussion . High pressure will build in from the NW today, with CAA strengthening. Expect mostly sunny skies, but some cooler temps, with highs only reaching the upper 40s to low 50s across the area.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM WEDNESDAY/. As of 1030 AM Tues . No changes from the previous discussion.

Previous discussion . With high pressure still ridging into the area from the NW, a quiet night is expected. Winds will remain light and could decouple in some areas. This will support low temps reaching the upper 20s to low 30s across most of Eastern NC, with the exception of the beaches and coastal areas, which will remain in the upper 30s to low 40s.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 315 AM Tue . Quiet weather will continue into Wednesday. A fast moving area of low pressure will move south of the region Wednesday night and Thursday producing some coastal showers. A more substantial area of low pressure is expected to impact the region this weekend. High pressure will build over the area late this weekend into early next week.

Wednesday through Thursday Night . Weak mid-level ridging and a large surface ridge extending south from the Great Lakes will lead to another quiet and seasonable Wednesday. A strong mid- level shortwave will dive south across the Carolinas Wednesday night and Thursday with a strong surface low forming and moving well south of our coast. Guidance indicates light precipitation possible near the coast. With the fast-moving nature of this system, will continue to keep sc/low chance pops. Low level thickness values keep temps near to a few degrees below normal both Wed and Thu with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s. Overnight lows dropping into the 30s inland and upper 30s to low 40s for the beaches. Friday through Sunday . Strong mid-level shortwave trough will dive across the Southeast and Southern Atlantic Coast Friday night into Saturday, as strengthening sfc low pressure is forecast to lift near the NC coast. Still some uncertainty with exact track and timing, the GFS continues to move it right along the NC coast while the ECMWF is a bit weaker and keeps it just offshore. Specifics will depend on exact low track, but there is the potential for locally heavy rain, strong winds along the coast and minor soundside water level rises. All guidance continues to show moderate to locally heavy rain developing Friday night across the area, with widespread QPF amts 0.5-1" with some higher amounts possible. Increased pops to likely. Will keep chance pops in for Saturday given the uncertainty but may end up being mostly dry to widely scattered showers depending on track and timing of the low. A period of strong WNW winds possible on the backside of the low along the coast late Saturday night into the first part of Sunday. This could lead to minor water level rises on the sound side of the Outer Banks. The low should race away from the area Saturday night Sunday, with high pressure and upper ridge building in. Mild temps expected this weekend with highs generally in the 50s and lows in the upper 30s inland to mid 40s along the beaches.

Monday and Tuesday . High pressure will build over the area from the SW Sunday night and Monday. The high will shift off the coast Monday night ahead of next approaching frontal system. Mon looks like a pleasant day with mostly sunny skies and above normal temps. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Short Term /through Wednesday Morning/ . As of 630 AM Tues . VFR conditions are expected through the short term with mostly sunny skies and breezy conditions this morning, subsiding by the afternoon.

Long Term /Wednesday through Saturday/ . As of 315 AM Tue . Pred VFR conditions expected Wednesday. A few light showers may impact the eastern TAF sites Thursday with potential for brief sub-VFR conditions. Better chances for widespread sub- VFR conditions late Friday into Saturday morning as an area of low pressure is forecast to lift along or near the NC coast.

MARINE. Short Term /Today and Tonight/ . As of 1030 AM Tues . Seeing a few observations in the outskirts of our coastal waters N of Cape Hatteras reporting 6 ft waves this morning, a possibility mentioned in the previous discussion. Coverage remains small, however, with most seas expected to stay within 3-5 ft. Forecast calls for winds and waves to begin subsiding over the next few hours, thus a Small Craft Advisory is not needed at this time.

Prev discussion . NW winds will continue to strengthen this morning, soon becoming 15-20 kts with gusts around 25 kts later this morning. Conditions remain marginal for a Small Craft Advisory, and will not issue one at this time as the period of strongest winds appears to only be a few hours . also don't have good confidence in the wave forecast, as NWPS continues to overproduce wave heights. Seas are currently 2-4 ft, and should build to 3-5 ft later this morning, with some 6 footers possible over the outer portions of the coastal waters later today.

Winds and seas subside late this afternoon and through tonight, becoming NW 10-15 kts, and seas 2-4 ft.

Long Term /Wednesday through Saturday/ . As of 315 AM Tue . Strong winds and elevated seas possible this weekend.

NNW winds 5-15 kt continue Wed with seas 2-4 ft north of Ocracoke and 1-3 ft south. Weak low will strengthen well south of the area Wednesday night and Thursday with NNE winds increasing to 10-20 kt, strongest south of Hatteras where gradient is pinched. Seas 2-4 ft Thu. N/NE winds diminish a bit Friday 5-15 kt as weak coastal trough may develop off the coast. Will continue seas 2-4 ft, leaned more towards the EC keeping some 4 ft seas across the outer waters with persistent N/NE fetch.

Strong mid-level shortwave trough will dive across the Southeast and Southern Atlantic Coast Friday night into Saturday, as strengthening sfc low pressure is forecast to lift near the NC coast. Still some uncertainty with exact track and timing, the GFS continues to move it right along the NC coast while the ECMWF is a bit weaker and keeps it just offshore. So still a bit of uncertainty with exact wind speeds and seas, very dependent on exact track of sfc low. Increased winds and seas Saturday from previous forecast, with 6 ft+ seas developing early Sat morning. There will be potential for Gale force winds, with best chances on the backside of the low Saturday night into early Sunday.

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

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . SGK SHORT TERM . CB/ML LONG TERM . EH/CQD AVIATION . CQD/SGK MARINE . CQD/SGK


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41064 31 mi95 min NNE 18 G 27 49°F 62°F1014.3 hPa
41159 31 mi43 min 62°F4 ft
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 32 mi55 min 46°F 52°F1015.1 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 34 mi95 min N 9.7 G 16 45°F 53°F1015.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 34 mi63 min 53°F2 ft
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 38 mi95 min NNE 18 G 23 47°F 60°F1015.7 hPa
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 38 mi55 min 46°F 53°F1015.1 hPa
WLON7 39 mi55 min 53°F 51°F1015.7 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 44 mi43 min N 14 G 17 46°F 1015.3 hPa (+2.1)38°F

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
MCAS New River, NC13 mi47 minNNW 910.00 miFair47°F34°F61%1015.7 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC19 mi46 minN 10 miFair48°F33°F56%1015.8 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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Tue -- 03:33 AM EST     -0.08 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:33 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 09:50 AM EST     2.86 feet High Tide
Tue -- 04:06 PM EST     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:34 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 09:10 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 10:12 PM EST     2.57 feet High Tide
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1.610.4-0-00.30.91.62.32.72.92.62.11.40.70.2-0.10.10.51.21.82.32.62.5

Tide / Current Tables for Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina
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