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Beaufort, NC

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 5:22PM Saturday January 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST (02:41 UTC) Moonrise 9:49AMMoonset 9:01PM Illumination 14% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 634 Pm Est Sat Jan 16 2021
.gale warning in effect until 5 am est Sunday...
Tonight..W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. NEar shore, seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough after midnight.
Sun..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Sun night..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Mon..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Mon night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Tue..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Thu..SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A chance of showers.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Beaufort, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 162343 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 643 PM EST Sat Jan 16 2021

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will gradually build over the area this weekend into early next week. A dry cold front will move through early Wednesday morning.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING/. As of 640 PM Sat . Shower and clouds quickly dissipating this evening. Biggest change to the forecast was to lower winds as observations show gusty conditions coming to an end. Otherwise forecast is on track.

Prev disc . Latest analysis shows high pressure centered over the GOM, while strengthening sfc low lifts through the NE US and cut off upper low moves into the Mid-Atlantic. High pressure will grad build in from the SW overnight, as low lifts into the NE US and upper trough pushes off the East Coast. Westerly wind gusts 30-40 mph this afternoon and early evening. Outer Banks and Downeast Carteret could see wind gusts to 45 mph (adv criteria) for a few hrs this afternoon but will hold off on adv at this time, being pretty marginal. Gradient will gradually relax by late eve with wind gusts diminishing. Latest radar imagery shows area of light showers moving through the Carolinas around the base of the upper trough. Isolated light showers possible for the next few hours, mainly north of Hwy 70. Given freezing levels across the northern tier will be around 2.5k ft AGL, could see some graupel mixing in. Skies will quickly clear from west to east this evening and overnight with wind gusts slowly diminishing. Lows dropping into the upper 20s to low 30s inland, and mid to upper 30s for the beaches.

SHORT TERM /6 AM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY/. As of 230 PM Sat . Surface high pressure will build over the area, while strengthening shortwave dives through the Central US. Clear skies early with increasing mid and high clouds through the day. Low level thickness values support highs in the low 50s.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 315 AM Saturday . Another strong shortwave will cross the state on Monday, but the best moisture and lift will be north of our CWA and will keep the forecast dry, just show an increase in clouds. Lows behind the shortwave Tuesday morning will be the coldest of the week, dropping into the upper 20s. A dry cold front crosses the area on Wednesday morning with little fanfare except a wind shift.

A pattern change starts to evolve late Wednesday night into early Thursday. Deeper moisture will lift northeast from the Gulf of Mexico near a east-west oriented frontal boundary. A chance of showers returns to the forecast Thursday. Differences between the GFS and ECMWF for Friday as the GFS shunts most of the moisture to our south, while the ECMWF shows a wetter pattern. To account for the difference, have kept low chance PoPs in the forecast for now. High temperatures will mainly be in the 50s, while overnight lows moderate from the 30s into the 40s by Thursday into Friday.

AVIATION /00Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Short Term /Through Sunday/ . As of 645 PM Sat . Skies rapidly clearing over the terminals this evening with gusty westerly winds quickly falling to 5-10 kt. High confidence in VFR conditions this evening with clear skies and persistent westerly winds continuing into morning. Next upper level disturbance approaches late Sunday with mid to high clouds increasing after 18Z. A few SW gusts to 15-20 kt are possible.

Long Term /Sunday night through Thursday/ . As of 330 AM Saturday . With high pressure in control, VFR conditions are expected through the period. Some increase in clouds are possible Monday with a strong mid-level shortwave and on Wednesday with a dry cold front early in the day, but ceilings should remain in VFR status.

MARINE. Short Term /through Sunday/ . As of 230 PM Sat . Strong winds and rough seas expected across the waters into tonight. Gale Warnings and SCA continue for the waters, with strongest winds across the south/central waters and Pamlico Sound. Latest obs show W/WSW winds 20-30 kt with seas 4-8 ft. Strong westerly winds 20-30 kt with gusts 30-40 kt will continue through late evening, then slowly diminishing late as gradient relaxes. W winds 15-20 kt Sun morning, becoming WSW 10-20 kt in the afternoon. Seas will peak at 7-10 ft this evening, subsiding to 4-8 ft Sunday morning and 3-5 ft Sun afternoon.

Long Term /Sunday night through Thursday/ . As of 335 AM Saturday . A period of fairly poor marine weather is expected for most of the extended period. A strong shortwave will lead to additional gusty west winds at 20-30 knots Monday into Monday night. West winds drop to 10-15 knots Tuesday before becoming NW and increasing early Wednesday as a dry cold front crosses the waters.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 330 PM Sat . Minor water level rises will be possible along the soundside of the Outer Banks through tonight as westerly winds increase. Main impacts likely from Oregon Inlet to Hatteras Village, will issue CF Advisory with inundation up to 1 ft agl for low lying areas. Received report of water level rises near Salvo.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 AM EST Sunday for NCZ205. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM EST Sunday for AMZ136-137. Gale Warning until 1 AM EST Sunday for AMZ135. Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM EST Sunday for AMZ131-230-231. Gale Warning until 5 AM EST Sunday for AMZ152-154-156-158. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EST Sunday for AMZ150.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . CQD/MS SHORT TERM . CQD LONG TERM . CTC AVIATION . CTC/MS MARINE . CTC/CQD TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 0 mi54 min W 8 G 15 45°F 52°F1009.9 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 10 mi42 min W 20 G 24 47°F 1010.2 hPa (+2.8)
41064 38 mi34 min W 25 G 39 50°F 65°F1011.2 hPa
41159 38 mi46 min 65°F9 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC1 mi44 minWSW 13 G 2210.00 miFair44°F29°F55%1009.7 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC15 mi48 minSW 810.00 miFair36°F30°F79%1009.4 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC20 mi45 minWSW 1010.00 miFair43°F27°F53%1010.8 hPa
Piney Island, Bt-11 Bombing Range, NC24 mi46 minWSW 710.00 miFair39°F32°F76%1009.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Beaufort, Duke Marine Lab, North Carolina
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Beaufort
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Sat -- 03:39 AM EST     -0.24 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:13 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:48 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:09 AM EST     3.33 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:21 PM EST     -0.09 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 05:20 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 09:01 PM EST     Moonset
Sat -- 10:30 PM EST     2.73 feet High Tide
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1.710.3-0.1-0.20.20.91.62.433.33.22.61.810.3-0.1-00.411.72.32.72.7

Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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North River Bridge
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Sat -- 06:22 AM EST     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:13 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 09:48 AM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 12:03 PM EST     1.81 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:19 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:04 PM EST     -0.18 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 09:01 PM EST     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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