Indian Beach, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Indian Beach, NC

April 14, 2024 11:27 PM EDT (03:27 UTC) Change Location
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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 812 Pm Edt Sun Apr 14 2024

Tonight - SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy late.

Mon - SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.

Mon night - SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.

Tue - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Tue night - S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Wed - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed night - SW winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu - SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.

Fri - NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E in the evening, then becoming sw after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.

AMZ100 812 Pm Edt Sun Apr 14 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - A backdoor cold front will move into the region from the north Monday evening, eventually lifting back north as a warm front on Tuesday. High pressure ridging briefly builds back into the southeast around midweek before the next cold front impacts the area next weekend.


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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 150004 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 804 PM EDT Sun Apr 14 2024

SYNOPSIS
A backdoor cold front will move into the region from the north Monday evening, eventually lifting back north as a warm front on Tuesday. High pressure ridging briefly builds back into the Southeast around midweek before the next cold front impacts the area next weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/
As of 8 PM Sunday...No major changes with this update. Continued trending dewpoints down lower than guidance.

Previous Discussion
As of 3 PM Sun
Dry and quiet conditions will persist tonight with high pressure firmly established offshore. Atms shouldn't completely decouple, with swrly breezes at 5 mph or higher remaining, so it will be quite mild despite clear skies. Low temps will range from 55-60 interior to lows 60s beaches.

SHORT TERM /6 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/
As of 8 PM Sunday...Thunderstorms expected to impact NE portions of the CWA Monday night have trended a tad bit slower, so removed T-storm mentions for 5-6PM Monday for extreme NE zones.
Otherwise, forecast remains on track. More details on Monday night t-storm threat in the long term discussion section.

Previous Discussion
As of 3 PM Sun
Dry airmass remains in place, despite swrly flow cont on Mon. Most models cont to be too optimistic (high) with TD vals, esp NBM, so have blended heavily with HRRR/ARW/CMCreg, which have handled this air mass best over the last several days. Dropped fcst RH's some 7-10% from where they were (see fire wx section below). Highs will be quite warm with thicknesses soaring to aoa 1400M, translating to mid/upr 80s interior. Immediate coast (Crystal Coast beaches and most of the srn/ctrl OBX) will top out around 70 at best as H2O temps are still well down in the 60s. With the stronger thermal gradient in place, swrly breezes will be stronger nearshore and along the coast, gusting around 20 mph or more in the afternoon.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/
As of 3 AM Sun...Had to make some tweaks to the forecast with the biggest change occuring on Monday as trends have indicated an increasing thunder threat with the potential for a few storms to be strong to severe in nature.

Mon night...Upper level pattern is denoted by NW flow aloft with both northern and southern stream jets encroaching on the Carolinas Mon evening. Weak mid level shortwave will be making its way southeastwards reaching the area by Mon night while at the surface a weakening cold front will dive S'wards and reach the VA/NC border by Mon evening and eventually stall along the NC/SC border late Mon night. This will promote shower and thunderstorm development in VA with this activity then tracking SE'wards into NC Mon evening.

Out ahead of this front, moisture will pool with PWATs increasing closer to 1-1.25 inches across portions of southern VA and northern NC. In addition to this, strong daytime heating will result in ML CAPE's around 500-1000 J/kg, with both NBM probs and GEFS probs noting a greater than 50% chance for CAPES higher than 500 J/kg especially across counties north of Hwy 264. Mid level lapse rates will also be relatively high for this time of year getting to about 7-8 C/km by Mon afternoon. With showers and thunderstorms entering into this environment there is the potential for some of these storms to become strong to severe in nature with storm mode likely being a mix of individual cells and small linear clusters. Strong winds (40-60 mph) and small hail will be the primary hazards within the strongest storms.

The one limiting factor to all of this will be the weaker wind shear over the region as 0-6 km shear will remain closer to 20- 30 kts. As a result this forecast is low probability but higher impact at the moment with locations north of Hwy 264 recently added to a marginal risk for severe weather by SPC (level 1 out of 5). Otherwise high temps get into the mid to upper 80s inland and into the 70s along the OBX, while lows dip down into the 60s.

Tue and Wed... By Tues upper level ridging builds over the Eastern Seaboard while upper level troughing enters the Central CONUS. At the surface stalled frontal boundary lifts N'wards as a warm front Tuesday bringing a threat for some shower and thunderstorm activity as lift and moisture begin to gradually increase across ENC with the area likely remaining mo dry on Wed as high pressure ridging briefly makes a reappearance across the area. Temps generally remain above avg through midweek with the warmest temps at occuring on Tue for everywhere but the NOBX where NE flow may keep things much cooler here.

Thurs into next weekend...Evolution of the late week forecast becomes a bit murkier with respect to exact details, but the overall evolution hasn't changed much. Expect an upper level trough with associated shortwave to approach the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday and move through the region by Fri. At the surface this will bring a weakening cold front across the area Thurs with a stronger one moving across ENC on Fri. Not expecting much in the way of precip with the first front outside of some additional cloud cover, with a better chance of seeing some precip on Fri with the second front. Given the large spread in guidance have capped PoP's at slight chances for now. Once better agreement amongst the models begins will likely begin increase PoP chances across the area. There is some potential for a third frontal boundary to impact the area next weekend, however confidence is too low to mention any details outside of the threat for more unsettled weather. Temps continue to remain well above avg through Fri before cooling off behind the front.

AVIATION /00Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Monday/...
As of 8 PM Sunday...VFR SKC through the TAF pd as high pressure continues to dominate. Winds dropping back to 5-10 kt tonight, then inc to around 15+ kt Monday. LLWS develops overnight with weak inversion in place.

LONG TERM /Monday night through Thursday/...
As of 315 AM Sun...Primarily VFR conditions are forecast through the TAF period with the only chances for sub VFR conditions being within any shower or thunderstorm that makes its way into ENC Mon evening.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Mon/...
As of 3 PM Sun...Winds will increase late afternoon through evening to SW 10-20 kts. Gusts remain below 25 kt as marine inversion will be present. Seas will be mostly 2-3 ft through this evening, and then will increase to 3-5 ft by late tonight.
A tempo break in the stronger gradient Mon am, then by afternoon with strengthening land/sea thermal gradient, winds inc to 10-20 kt again, highest nearshore.

LONG TERM /Monday night through Thursday/...
As of 330 AM Sun... A cold front tracks S'wards Mon night shifting the winds behind the front to a N'rly direction at 5-10 kts. This frontal passage also has a chance to bring some shower and thunderstorm activity with it as it makes its way across our waters. Front eventually stalls around Raleigh Bay and then lifts N'wards as a warm front on Tue allowing winds to become S-SW'rly across all waters at 10-20 kts by Wed with these winds persisting into the end of the period. Seas will generally remain around 3-5 ft across our coastal waters on Mon, lowering down to 2-4 ft on Tue and remaining around 2-4 ft into the end of the period.

FIRE WEATHER
As of 3 PM Sun...Similar fire wx conditions for Monday afternoon with low RH vals in the 20s% expected, along with very warm temps in the upper 80s and swrly wind gusts of 15-20 mph.
The seabreeze gradient will be tight, with areas along and east of the seabreeze experiencing RH's quite a bit higher, so fire wx conditions for coastal counties not as much a concern.

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




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 11 mi58 min WSW 8G12 64°F 65°F30.00
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 20 mi88 min SSW 12G16 64°F 30.04
41064 34 mi80 min SSW 14G18 65°F 64°F30.0463°F
41159 34 mi62 min 64°F3 ft


Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KNJM BOGUE FIELD MCALF,NC 8 sm30 minSW 097 smClear64°F59°F83%30.02
KMRH MICHAEL J SMITH FIELD,NC 12 sm29 minSW 1210 smClear64°F59°F83%30.01
KNKT CHERRY POINT MCAS /CUNNINGHAM FIELD/,NC 14 sm31 minSSW 0710 smClear61°F55°F82%30.01
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Tide / Current for Spooner Creek, North Carolina
   
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Spooner Creek
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Sun -- 01:32 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:43 AM EDT     1.36 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:36 AM EDT     0.16 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 10:59 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 03:09 PM EDT     1.09 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:39 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:30 PM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
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Spooner Creek, 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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Sun -- 01:32 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 02:10 AM EDT     1.73 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:06 AM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 10:59 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 02:36 PM EDT     1.39 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:38 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:00 PM EDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
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Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Tide feet
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