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Pine Knoll Shores, NC

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Sunrise 7:02AMSunset 4:57PM Monday December 9, 2019 3:49 PM EST (20:49 UTC) Moonrise 3:27PMMoonset 4:17AM 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- 321 Pm Est Mon Dec 9 2019
.small craft advisory in effect through Friday evening...
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely with a chance of tstms after midnight.
Wed..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.
Wed night..N winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough after midnight.
Thu..NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Thu night..NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.
Fri..E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming se. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of rain, then rain likely.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. Rain likely, then a chance of rain. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Pine Knoll Shores, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 092020 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 320 PM EST Mon Dec 9 2019

SYNOPSIS. A strong cold front will move through Tuesday night and early Wednesday. High pressure will build north of the area through late next week, with another system likely impacting the area late week into the weekend.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 320 PM Monday . Mainly dry and mild for tonight except for a continuing very low end shower threat along the OBX. The atmospheric column will remain very moist resulting in abundant mainly mid and high level cloud cover. Low level mixing will preclude widespread dense fog like last night, but sea fog could occur adjacent to the Pamlico Sound and Outer Banks. Good low level WAA and mixing, will produce temps well above normal tonight with lows occurring in the evening then temps will become steady or slightly rise late. Expecting lows only in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

SHORT TERM /TUESDAY/. As of 320 PM Monday . Mostly dry weather and very warm temps are expected Tue. In fact could see some record highs if sufficient insolation can occur through the expected mostly cloudy skies. Will trend the forecast toward the warmer guidance with highs nearing the 80 degree mark, which makes sense given fcst low lvl thicknesses soaring to aoa 1380M. (see climate section below). Could see some showers creep in toward evening coastal plain and Outer Banks.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 230 PM Mon . Periods of unsettled weather expected through much of the long term period, with roller coaster temps as a progressive/amplified active weather pattern is expected.

Tuesday night through Wednesday . A strong cold front approaches the area, resulting in widespread shower activity through Wednesday morning. The best chances for rain will be along the coastal plains initially, then spread eastward through the overnight hours and Wednesday morning. There could be some thunder embedded in the showers along the immediate coast where some instability will reside, mainly Downeast Carteret through the OBX. The frontal boundary will push through the area by Wed morning, then conditions will dry during the afternoon hours from west to east. Temps will swing to the other side of climo, and only be in the upper 40s N to low/mid 50s S for highs.

Wednesday night through Thursday . Strong high pressure will build in from the north with much cooler and drier air Wed night and Thursday with highs Thu only in the 40s in most locations. Widespread lows near or below freezing Thursday morning.

Friday through Monday . Rain chances inc Fri through Sat as deep srly flow increases with digging long wave trough across the lower MS River Valley, which will spur several areas of low pressure along the eastern seaboard. Have maintained likely pops centered on Fri night into Sat as models converging on this period being wettest. Widespread moderate to heavy rain will be possible. Depending on exact track of said low pressure areas, there could be potential for strong to even severe storms if storm tracks are further inland. Drier conditions with near normal temps could arrive Sunday and Monday.

AVIATION /20Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Short Term /through Tuesday/ . As of 150 PM Mon . Fog and stratus have lifted and we should see VFR conditions for most of the TAF period. The NAM indicated the chance for some LLWS around 00z this evening, so a group has been added to the TAFs to reflect that possibility. Otherwise, gusty winds through the rest of the period. Some models hinted at the possibility of patchy light fog in the western TAF sites, but confidence remains low at this time.

Long Term /Tue night through Sat/ . As of 4 AM Mon . Unsettled weather is expected Tue night through early Wednesday with gusty winds, scattered showers and periods of sub-VFR conditions likely. Dry weather returns second half of Wed through Thu. Increasing moisture Friday will lead to the development of rain with the potential for sub VFR ceilings and vsbys.

MARINE. Short Term /Tonight and Tuesday/ . As of 320 PM Monday . Continue the SCA's. Southerly flow 15-20 kt will continue through Tue, except for the outer central waters where the flow will be 20-25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas are very high late today, 8-12 ft, but will subside slightly overnight to 6 to 9 ft and to 5 to 8 ft Tue.

Long Term /Tuesday night through Saturday/ . As of 245 AM Mon . No changes to previous thinking with an active weather pattern expected through the end of the week which will result in hazardous boating conditions with strong winds and elevated seas AOA 6 ft through the period. Winds will shift N 15-25 kt with higher gusts behind cold front Wed into Thur with large dangerous seas continuing above 6 ft through at least Sat as yet another storm system moves through the waters Fri night and Sat.

CLIMATE. Record High temps for 12/10 Tuesday

LOCATION TEMP/YEAR New Bern 79/2007 (KEWN ASOS) Cape Hatteras 73/1986 (KHSE ASOS) Greenville 79/2007 (COOP - Not KPGV AWOS) Morehead City 73/2007 (COOP - Not KMRH ASOS) Kinston 78/2007 (COOP - Not KISO AWOS) Jacksonville 79/2007 (KNCA ASOS)

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST Friday for AMZ150-152-154- 156-158.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . JME SHORT TERM . JME LONG TERM . TL/BM AVIATION . TL/ML MARINE . JME/TL/BM CLIMATE . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 7 mi50 min S 4.1 G 5.1 61°F 55°F1017.7 hPa (-1.8)
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 15 mi50 min W 4.1 G 5.1 62°F 1017.8 hPa (-1.4)62°F
41064 34 mi42 min NNW 3.9 G 9.7 63°F 64°F1017.4 hPa
41159 34 mi20 min 64°F8 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC8 mi1.9 hrsVar 310.00 miFair64°F60°F87%1017.9 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC12 mi56 minSSW 710.00 miMostly Cloudy72°F62°F71%1016.9 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC13 mi1.9 hrsWSW 49.00 miFair0°F0°F%1018.4 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KMRH

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Tide / Current Tables for Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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Coral Bay
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Mon -- 12:44 AM EST     0.09 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 04:17 AM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 06:47 AM EST     1.74 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 01:35 PM EST     0.16 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:26 PM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:56 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 07:02 PM EST     1.48 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Morehead City, North Carolina (2)
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Morehead City
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Mon -- 04:16 AM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 05:26 AM EST     3.40 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:02 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:48 AM EST     0.29 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 03:26 PM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 04:55 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:41 PM EST     2.90 feet High Tide
Mon -- 11:40 PM EST     0.06 feet Low Tide
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