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Atlantic Beach, NC

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 4:58PM Friday November 27, 2020 11:18 PM EST (04:18 UTC) Moonrise 3:37PMMoonset 4:11AM Illumination 95% 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- 1034 Pm Est Fri Nov 27 2020
Overnight..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat night..N winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun..E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun night..SE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to very rough after midnight. Showers.
Mon..S winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft, building to 8 to 11 ft in the afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Showers.
Mon night..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to 8 ft after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Tue..W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy.
Wed..W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Atlantic Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 280328 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1028 PM EST Fri Nov 27 2020

SYNOPSIS. A weak cold front will cross the area today. High pressure will pass to the north this weekend, with a strong and complex low pressure system impacting the region Sunday night into Monday.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY MORNING/. As of 1015 PM Fri . Main concern remains patchy dense fog becoming widespread overnight. Conditions remain highly variable, with some observations as low as 1/4 SM, with many others still reporting no fog. Outside of the Outer Banks near Hatteras, most web cams show fairly fog free conditions. With such a variable mix, we went ahead and issued a special weather statement to give details on the dense and patchy nature to the fog, with the expectation it will become more widespread overnight. If this does pan out, a dense fog advisory may be needed. Overnight lows will range mid 40s inland to mid 50s along the coast/OBX.

SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. As of 115 PM Fri . Early fog may be dense but should burn off fairly fast with model soundings showing a very thin layer of moisture right at the surface. Another weak shortwave trough aloft will move through ENC during the midday hours, though moisture remains limited, and for now, will leave out mention of precip but cannot completely rule out some sprinkles. Strong high pressure over the mid- Mississippi Valley will build towards the region Sat. Westerly winds will shift northwesterly late as the ridge nears, though remain light. Max temps will range mid 60s across Eastern NC.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 230 AM Fri . High pressure builds in for the weekend before a very strong cold front brings heavy rain Monday. Behind the front, a much colder airmass will take hold midweek.

Sunday . High pressure builds in from the west to provide seasonable weather for the weekend. Winds turn more easterly Sunday as the surface ridge begins to move off the Mid-Atlantic coast, keeping afternoon temps limited to the low-to-mid 60s.

Sunday night through Monday . A vigorous mid-level trough will dig across the central US, developing a strong mid-latitude cyclone over the Southeastern US that will march towards the Northeast before becoming cut-off around the US/Canadian border. An associated robust cold front will push through our region during this time, providing for a very wet end to the month with bounteous moisture in place. Latest guidance shows PWAT values over 1.5", exceeding the daily climo max. Widespread heavy rainfall is expected early Monday morning through the afternoon. Additionally, MUCAPE values over 500 J/kg for the southern coastline suggest the possibility of a few iso to sct tstorms. Too soon at this point for specifics on severe weather threat, but with modest shear overhead, can't rule out a stronger tstorm moving ashore the Crystal Coast and Southern OBX. Cold front will push offshore overnight Monday, taking the precip with it, but ushering much colder air in its wake.

Tuesday thru Thursday . High pressure will slowly build across the southern US behind the cold front. Cold airmass will be in place Tuesday and Wednesday with 850mb temp anomolies 10-15 degrees C below normal. A spotty coastal shower in the OBX area possible Tuesday, but otherwise dry and cold. Highs Tue and Wed will be in the upper 40s and low-50s inland to mid- 50s along the coast. Lows inland at night will likely drop below freezing. Weak WAA will return Thu and raise aftn temps into the 50s inland to around 60 along the coast.

AVIATION /03Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Short Term /Through 0Z Sunday/ . As of 745 PM Fri . Another complicated aviation forecast with lingering MVFR cigs now, and widespread fog and low stratus concerns later tonight.

An area of low clouds from earlier today is still producing MVFR cigs at KEWN and terminals to the the north and east. Farther south and west a clear sky earlier this evening combined with calm conditions and leftover moisture has produced some brief IFR restrictions in patchy dense fog. Expect highly variable conditions through 06Z, with MVFR cigs gradually lowering or giving way to IFR/LIFR cigs and vsbys between 06Z and 09Z. LIFR conditions are expected all terminals through 12Z, with improvement to VFR between 13Z and 15Z Saturday.

Saturday will see a return to VFR for the rest of the day with light westerly winds becoming northwesterly by late afternoon.

Long Term /Sat night through Tuesday/ . As of 240 AM Fri . Pred VFR conditions Sat through Sunday. Widespread sub-VFR conditions likely overnight Sunday through Monday as a strong cold front pushes through the region, bringing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. VFR returns Tue with some breezy conditions.

MARINE. Short Term /Through tonight/ . As of 1020 PM Fri . Areas of dense marine fog are the big boating concern with web cams showing dense fog near Hatteras, Avon and Rodanthe. We issued a marine weather statement to account for fog, especially north of Cape Lookout. We should be seeing fog over the sounds and rivers as well with Washington and Edenton showing low visibilities as of 10 PM.

Latest surface and buoy data indicate generally light northerly winds around 10 kts with seas 2 to 3 feet. Winds will gradually become westerly overnight, then northwesterly Saturday, 5-15 kt with seas ranging 2-4 ft.

Long Term /Sat through Tuesday/ . As of 245 AM Fri . Decent boating conditions thru Sun with light NW winds 5-15 kts Sat becoming E by Sun. Seas will be a general 2-4 ft.

Marine conditions dramatically decline Sun night as a strong cold front is set to push through the region Monday. Gale conditions likely as winds turn S ahead of the front Sunday night and ramp up to 25-35 kts with gusts 40+ kts and seas over 10 ft Monday. Heavy rain also expected with a few strong storms possible. Behind the front, SCA conditions expected Mon night and Tue with gusty WSW winds 20-30 kts and waves 6-9 ft.

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

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . DAG/EH SHORT TERM . DAG/EH LONG TERM . ML AVIATION . EH/ML MARINE . DAG/EH/ML


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 3 mi48 min 65°F1017.2 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 12 mi138 min NNW 8.9 G 12 62°F 1016.7 hPa (+1.2)
41159 36 mi22 min 72°F3 ft
41064 37 mi70 min NNE 9.7 G 14 66°F 72°F1016.5 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC4 mi80 minNNW 510.00 miFair58°F57°F97%1016.6 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC13 mi24 minN 08.00 miFair56°F54°F93%1016.4 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC16 mi21 minN 45.00 miFair with Haze0°F0°F%1017.1 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KMRH

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Tide / Current Tables for Atlantic Beach Bridge, North Carolina
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Atlantic Beach Bridge
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Fri -- 04:11 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 06:01 AM EST     2.61 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:52 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:31 PM EST     0.30 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:35 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:56 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:13 PM EST     2.25 feet High Tide
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0.20.40.91.52.12.52.62.52.11.61.10.60.30.30.61.11.622.22.21.91.40.90.4

Tide / Current Tables for Lenoxville Point, North Carolina
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Lenoxville Point
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Fri -- 04:11 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 06:27 AM EST     2.37 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:52 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:41 PM EST     0.27 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:35 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 04:56 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:39 PM EST     2.04 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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