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Atlantic Beach, NC

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7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 7:11AMSunset 5:26PM Tuesday January 21, 2020 9:44 AM EST (14:44 UTC) Moonrise 4:23AMMoonset 2:36PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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- 623 Am Est Tue Jan 21 2020
.gale warning in effect through Wednesday morning...
Today..N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft this afternoon. NEar shore, seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to very rough this afternoon. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. A slight chance of showers.
Wed..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough in the afternoon.
Wed night..N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming ne 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.
Thu..NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Thu night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Fri..E winds around 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers, then showers likely.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Atlantic Beach town, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 211101 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 601 AM EST Tue Jan 21 2020

SYNOPSIS. Cold high pressure will prevail across the region for most of the week. Low pressure and its associated cold front will impact the area late Friday into Saturday. High pressure returns Saturday night.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 600 AM Tuesday . Arctic high pressure will continue to build over the area from the west today, while an upper low pushes through the Carolinas aiding in sfc cyclogenesis well to the southeast off the coast of FL. Associated weak coastal trough will push west towards the NC coast, which could trigger some sprinkles/flurries along the coast, especially the Outer Banks but not expecting any impacts. Wind chill values will be in the teens for most locations this morning. The gradient will tighten between the high and low, with northerly winds increasing through the day, strongest along the coast. Will continue the Wind Advisory for the Outer Banks and have added Eastern Carteret county, for wind gusts to 45 mph which will develop late this afternoon and continue through tonight. Sky condition will range from mostly clear west to partly to mostly cloudy east. Low level thickness values and northerly flow support temps well below normal, with highs again in the upper 30s to low 40s. Gusty northerly winds combined with the cold temperatures, will keep wind chill values in the 20s to low 30s.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM WEDNESDAY/. As of 230 AM Tuesday . It will be cold throughout Eastern NC tonight and windy along the coast as the gradient remains tight between high pressure inland and developing low pressure northeast of the Bahamas. Wind Advisories will continue for Eastern Carteret and the Outer Banks. Precipitation with this system is expected to remain just offshore with only a stray sprinkle or flurry possible along the immediate coast. Lows will be in the mid to upper 20s inland and mid to upper 30s beaches. The combination of wind and cold temperatures will result in Wind Chill values in the teens across most inland locations early Wednesday.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 300 AM Tue . Moderating temps and dry weather through midweek, with the next storm system arriving Friday into Saturday. Settled and seasonable weather returns late weekend through early next week.

Wednesday and Thursday . Ridging builds aloft as stacked low pressure well off the Southeast coast continues to move further out to sea. Broad surface high pressure builds over the Mid- Atlantic and Northeast, with ridging stretching across central NC. Strong mid-level ridging will ensure a dry forecast. Northeast winds will moderate as the low slides toward the central North Atlantic, with the weakening CAA allowing temps to climb to within around 5 degrees of normal Wednesday and then near normal on Thursday.

Friday and Saturday . Stacked low pressure will slide across the Midwest and Northeast late in the week, dragging a cold front across the area on Saturday. While more recent model runs have backed off on the amount of deep pre-frontal moisture given the lack of strong high offshore, this will be compensated for by added lift from a wave of low pressure developing in the front and moving over or just north of the area Friday night. Thus, feel reasonably confident in most of the area receiving rainfall, and have increased POPs to likely Friday night into Saturday. Showers should be mostly light to moderate, and the threat for thunder has decreased given the lack of strong pre-frontal low level WAA. The cold front will push offshore by Saturday night, with much drier conditions ensuing as post- frontal WNW/downsloping flow develops.

Sunday through Monday . Deep layer subsidence will keep a dry forecast in place late in the weekend into early next week. High pressure building in from the southwest will generally be mild, and near normal temps are expected.

AVIATION /12Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 600 AM Tuesday . VFR conditions expected will continue at all TAF sites through the period. High pressure will prevail with only high based cloud ceilings expected. Main aviation concern will be the continuation of gusty north winds today and tonight. Wind gusts to 20 knots or greater will be possible at times, especially this afternoon and evening. A dry and well mixed airmass will preclude any potential for fog through tonight.

Long Term /Wednesday through Saturday/ . As of 3 AM Tue . VFR conditions prevail into Friday, with the only significant cloud coverage being cirrus. Ceiling and visibility restrictions are possible later Friday through Saturday as a cold front and embedded low impact the area.

MARINE. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 600 AM Tuesday . Gale Warnings have been posted for the Sounds and coastal waters, with SCA's in effect for the inland rivers for strong northerly winds through tonight. Gusty north winds continue early this morning 20-30 kt with gusts to 35 kt over the outer waters. Winds will increase to Gale Force this afternoon and continue tonight with gusts to 45 kt expected. Seas currently are 5-8 ft near shore and 7-11 ft outer waters this morning and will continue to build to 8-12 all waters late today through tonight.

Long Term /Wednesday through Saturday/ . As of 3 AM Tue . North to northeast winds gradually diminish beginning Wednesday through Thursday as low pressure moves further off the Southeast coast and ridging persists inland. Winds become breezy from the SW Friday and Saturday ahead of an approaching cold front, which will cross the waters Saturday night.

Seas gradually subside from 6-12 ft Wednesday morning to around 4 to 7 ft Thursday, where they remain into Friday before increasing again in increasing S windswell, reaching 6-10 ft late Friday into Saturday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 3 AM Tue . North to northeast gales persisting into Wednesday morning could cause minor water level rises across the southern Pamlico Sound from Ocracoke Island to the Lower Neuse River, with inundation of around 1 ft or less possible for very low lying areas mainly Downeast Carteret County. Additionally, low pressure moving from off the Southeast coast toward the central Atlantic could result in elevated tide levels on the ocean and near inlets mid- week into the weekend.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . Wind Advisory from 4 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Wednesday for NCZ196-203>205. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 10 AM this morning to 11 AM EST Wednesday for AMZ136-137. Gale Warning until 10 AM EST Wednesday for AMZ135. Gale Warning from 10 AM this morning to 7 AM EST Wednesday for AMZ131-230-231. Gale Warning until noon EST Wednesday for AMZ152-154-156-158. Gale Warning from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 AM EST Wednesday for AMZ150.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . JME SHORT TERM . JME LONG TERM . BM/CB AVIATION . JME/CB MARINE . JME/CB TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 3 mi63 min N 16 G 21 34°F 50°F1026.8 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 12 mi45 min N 22 G 28 35°F 1026.5 hPa (+0.0)29°F
41159 36 mi45 min 61°F7 ft
41064 37 mi97 min NE 23 G 33 40°F 61°F1025.4 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC4 mi1.8 hrsN 1410.00 miA Few Clouds33°F21°F64%1027 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC13 mi51 minN 13 G 217.00 miClear35°F17°F48%1027.7 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC16 mi3.8 hrsN 11 G 2310.00 miOvercast31°F16°F54%1027.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Morehead City, North Carolina
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Morehead City
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Tue -- 04:23 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:07 AM EST     3.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 11:34 AM EST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:36 PM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:18 PM EST     2.34 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:24 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 11:22 PM EST     -0.37 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Channel Marker Lt. #59, North Carolina
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Channel Marker Lt. #59
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Tue -- 04:22 AM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 06:01 AM EST     2.08 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:27 PM EST     -0.13 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:35 PM EST     Moonset
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Tue -- 06:18 PM EST     1.58 feet High Tide
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