Beaufort, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Beaufort, NC

April 21, 2024 11:17 PM EDT (03:17 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:25 AM   Sunset 7:46 PM
Moonrise 4:49 PM   Moonset 4:19 AM 
  Print   HELP   Reset   Save   Recall

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.

Top   Marine   7-Day   NWS   Buoy   Airport   Tide   Map   GEOS   Radar  


Marine Forecasts
    EDIT      Help
AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 949 Pm Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

.small craft advisory in effect through Tuesday morning - .

Overnight - N winds 15 to 25 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough late. Rain early, then a chance of rain late.

Mon - N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain.

Mon night - NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.

Tue - N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except around 2 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.

Tue night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed - SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.

Wed night - W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu - NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Fri - E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

AMZ100 949 Pm Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - An area of low pressure will continue to move away from the coast tonight. High pressure briefly builds into the area early this week followed by a cold front with limited moisture pushing across the area Wednesday. High pressure builds back into the area for the latter half of the work week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Beaufort, NC
   Hourly   EDIT   Help   Map
NEW! Add second zone forecast


Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
      (hide/show)   Help   
NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS62 KMHX 220205 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1005 PM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
An area of low pressure will continue to move away from the coast tonight. High pressure briefly builds into the area early this week followed by a cold front with limited moisture pushing across the area Wednesday. High pressure builds back into the area for the latter half of the work week.

NEAR TERM /OVERNIGHT/
As of 10 PM Sun...Sfc low well east of Hatteras will continue to move away from the coast tonight, while trailing cold front and shortwave aloft grad slide off the SE coast. Widespread light rain continues across the area late this evening, with back edge now moving towards Hwy 17. Eventually, gradual drying aloft should support a west to east decrease in the steadier precip. However, with the main upper level trough axis still to the west, and with lingering moisture, I'm not convinced yet that the rain will end for the whole area, so I've continue to hold onto a mention through the night, especially east of HWY 17.

SHORT TERM /MONDAY/
As of 115 PM Sunday...An upper level trough will pivot east through the Carolinas on Monday. At the surface, low pressure off the coast will deepen thanks to increasing height falls aloft. While the pressure gradient will relax some tonight, the deepening low will act to increase the gradient for a time on Monday, with a bit of an uptick in northerly winds expected. 12z model guidance has trended up with winds on Monday, especially along the coast, and I reflected this trend in the forecast.

Regarding precip, the better, and deeper, moisture is forecast to shift offshore on Monday, but until the upper low clears the coast, I expect at least a low-end chance (20-30%) of showers to continue, especially along the coast. Temperatures on Monday are expected to be well below normal for late-April, especially where clouds linger the longest. Along the coast, highs will struggle to get out of the 50s. Inland, some breaks in the clouds may allow highs to get into the low 60s, but this will still be 10-15 degrees below normal.

LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/
As of 415 AM Sunday...Fairly quiet stretch in the long term with high pressure dominating early in the week, mostly dry front moving through mid-week, and another high pressure setting up to our and north through the weekend.

Tuesday...Clear skies and calm winds bring bring lows near 40 inland Tuesday morning. Along the coast lows are a bit higher, in the low 50s, as the gradient is pinched a bit more there with the high building from the west and and the low offshore to the east. This might be enough to prevent true decoupling due to radiational cooling. High pressure builds into the area Tuesday, with highs near 60 inland, mid 60s for beaches.

Wednesday...Low sweeps to our north, pinching the pressure gradient with the high to our south. This looks to prevent decoupling Wednesday morning, leaving lows in the mid to upper 40s to start the day inland. Along the coast lows will be in the mid 50s. High pressure moves offshore through the day Wednesday with the help of a weak cold front associated with the sweeping low. This will cause winds to veer from southerly to northerly through the day. Atmospheric column looks to be fairly dry during the weak cold front passage, preventing the inclusion of mentionable PoPs for Wednesday. Wednesday looks to be the gustiest day in the long term, with ample mixing allowing gusts of 20kts inland. Fortunately RHs will be well above 35%, so fire weather should not be a concern. Highs look to be in the mid to upper 70s inland, near 70 for the coast, aided by the south veering west flow through the day.

Thursday to Saturday...High pressure to our north keeps us dry, with high temps incrementally increasing each day. Into the weekend, omega block setup initiates at upper levels. This will allow the high pressure to linger through the remainder of the long term. Low moving through the eastern US in the weekend will encounter this stubborn high, and some uncertainty remains on if it will be pushed north around the high, or if the high will give way. If the low moves north, we will have less chances of precip in the weekend. If the low is able to shift the high offshore, we will see increased chances of precip. Currently have Schc PoPs for extreme western and northern portions of the CWA Saturday PM to cover this.

AVIATION /02Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Monday/...
As of 630 PM Sun...Currently a mix of IFR and MVFR at the terminals early this evening with widespread light rain and drizzle. Sub-VFR cigs, likely IFR, expected through 6z with cigs slowly improving from north to south early Mon morning. Mostly VFR is expected on Monday, although a mix of VFR/MVFR appears plausible along the coast, along with a continued risk of light rain.

LONG TERM /Monday night through Friday/...
As of 345 AM Sunday...Improving conditions will continue with pred VFR through Thursday. Decoupling Monday night/Tuesday morning inland could bring a fog threat, but too much uncertainty exists for anything other a brief mention in this AFD. Thursday could bring some lower cloud cover as low level moisture increases a tad, but again, too much uncertainty on cloud base height and coverage at this point.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Monday/...
As of 10 PM Sun...Latest obs show N-NE winds 15-25 kt gusting to 25-30 kt with seas 6-9 ft north of Ocracoke and 4-7 ft south.
These winds will continue into this evening, then lay down some overnight. The winds will then increase once again on Monday as the gradient tightens as low pressure further deepens. Guidance has come in a bit stronger with the winds on Monday, and this is reflected in the wind forecast. Because of this, both winds and waves are expected to remain elevated for a longer period of time, necessitating the extension of the SCAs for the coastal waters.

LONG TERM /Monday night through Friday/...
As of 345 AM Sunday...As the coastal low strengthens offshore, seas will be slow to drop below 6 ft for western portions of marine zones, finally doing so on Tuesday. Seas remain 3-5 feet for much of the coastal marine zones in the remainder of the long term. Further offshore in western portions of the marine zones, there will be multiple rounds of waves at 6-7 feet through the long term. Winds will be below SCA criteria through the long term.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...Beach Hazards Statement from 7 AM EDT Monday through Monday evening for NCZ196-203-205.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EDT Monday for AMZ131-230-231.
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT Monday for AMZ135.
Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Monday for AMZ150.
Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Tuesday for AMZ152-154.
Small Craft Advisory until 8 AM EDT Tuesday for AMZ156-158.




Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (hide/show)   Help
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 0 mi47 min NE 11G15 53°F 68°F29.92
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 10 mi77 min N 16G21 54°F 29.96
41064 38 mi69 min NE 21G29 57°F 65°F29.9255°F
41159 38 mi51 min 65°F6 ft


Wind History for Beaufort, NC
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (hide/show)   Help
toggle option: (graph/table)



Airport Reports
    EDIT      (hide/show)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KMRH MICHAEL J SMITH FIELD,NC 1 sm19 minNNE 13G2310 smOvercast Lt Rain 54°F48°F82%29.93
KNKT CHERRY POINT MCAS /CUNNINGHAM FIELD/,NC 17 sm21 minNE 159 smOvercast Lt Rain 52°F48°F87%29.97
Link to 5 minute data for KMRH


Wind History from MRH
(wind in knots)
toggle option: (graph/table)


Tide / Current for Beaufort, Duke Marine Lab, North Carolina
   
EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   (hide/show)   Help
Beaufort
Click for Map
Sun -- 12:53 AM EDT     0.33 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:19 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 07:01 AM EDT     2.88 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:05 PM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:48 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:25 PM EDT     3.32 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:43 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Beaufort, Duke Marine Lab, North Carolina, Tide feet
12
am
0.5
1
am
0.3
2
am
0.6
3
am
1
4
am
1.6
5
am
2.2
6
am
2.7
7
am
2.9
8
am
2.7
9
am
2.2
10
am
1.6
11
am
1
12
pm
0.4
1
pm
0.2
2
pm
0.4
3
pm
0.9
4
pm
1.6
5
pm
2.3
6
pm
2.9
7
pm
3.3
8
pm
3.2
9
pm
2.8
10
pm
2.2
11
pm
1.4



Tide / Current for North River Bridge, North Carolina
   EDIT      (hide/show)   Help
North River Bridge
Click for Map
Sun -- 03:40 AM EDT     0.18 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:18 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 09:05 AM EDT     1.72 feet High Tide
Sun -- 03:46 PM EDT     0.20 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:48 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:43 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 09:22 PM EDT     1.93 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

North River Bridge, North Carolina, Tide feet
12
am
1.1
1
am
0.7
2
am
0.4
3
am
0.2
4
am
0.2
5
am
0.4
6
am
0.8
7
am
1.2
8
am
1.6
9
am
1.7
10
am
1.7
11
am
1.4
12
pm
1.1
1
pm
0.8
2
pm
0.5
3
pm
0.3
4
pm
0.2
5
pm
0.4
6
pm
0.8
7
pm
1.3
8
pm
1.7
9
pm
1.9
10
pm
1.9
11
pm
1.7




Weather Map
       (hide/show)   Help


GEOS Local Image of east us   
EDIT



Morehead City, NC,



NOTICE: Some pages have affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please read website Cookie, Privacy, and Disclamers by clicking HERE. To contact me click HERE. For my YouTube page click HERE