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Beaufort, NC

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Sunrise 6:50AMSunset 7:31PM Thursday April 2, 2020 2:21 PM EDT (18:21 UTC) Moonrise 12:23PMMoonset 2:14AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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- 938 Am Edt Thu Apr 2 2020
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Rest of today..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt early, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except around 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 12 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.
Fri night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds, increasing to 15 seconds after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Sat..N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming ne 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Sat night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. 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 021330 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 930 AM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will build over the area into the weekend, as low pressure lingers over the Atlantic. High pressure then strengthens offshore early next week, as a weak boundary moves into the region.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON/. 930 AM Thu . Eastern NC is located between a large low pressure system over the Atlantic and building high pressure to the northwest. This is resulting in a northwesterly flow of cool/dry air into the area. Skies are clear and are expected to remain clear through tonight. After a chilly start, inland temps will rise into the low and mid 60s most spots.

SHORT TERM /5 PM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 6 AM FRIDAY/. As of 245 AM Thu . Not much change in pattern with high pres to the W and low pres well to the NE. The low does drift W a bit producing a tighter pres grdnt with gusty NW winds coast, however atms remains dry with mclr skies. Shld have light mixing inland with lows upr 30s to lower 40s . beaches mostly mid/upr 40s.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As 300 AM Thurs . Cool, but moderating conditions are expected into the weekend, as a large low pressure system meanders off the Mid-Atlantic coast. High pressure then builds into the area early next week, and then shifts offshore, leading to warmer, but more unsettled conditions through mid week.

Friday and Saturday . Jet stream blocking will lead to the retrograde of an expansive and strong low pressure system from the New England coast, south towards Bermuda. Locally, this will lead to continued northwest/northerly flow with stronger winds through Saturday as the low makes its closest approach to the area. Could see close to Gale Force winds across the Outer Banks again which could lead to some additional minor coastal flooding, see Coastal Flood section below for more details.

Dry conditions are expected though, and temperatures will be slightly below average with highs in the mid to upper 60s for most. Closer to the NE NC coast strong northerly winds off the cool ocean will lead to highs 50s to low 60s.

Sunday through Wednesday . High pressure will build over the area early Sunday morning, and shift offshore late in the day. Expect temps a bit warmer, with readings reaching the low 70s inland, and 60s closer to the coast.

High pressure then strengthens offshore Monday and Tuesday while a weak boundary moves into the region. This along with subtle upper level disturbances moving overhead, will lead to increasingly unsettled weather through midweek. Could also see an isolated thunderstorm with temperatures warming well into the 70s inland.

AVIATION /14Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 645 AM Thu . VFR shld dominate this period. Atms will remain quite dry and expect mainly clr skies thru period. NW winds will increase with mixing from mid morning thru late aftn with gusts 15 to 20 kts. Winds will diminish tonight but expect enuf of a breeze to preclude fog formation.

Long Term /Friday through Monday/ . As of 320 AM Thurs . VFR conditions are expected through the period. Dry weather expected through Monday, when some isolated showers are possible.

MARINE. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 930 AM Thu . Deep low pres to the NE will drift W to SW a bit this period with high pres to the W. Decent pres grdnt will cont over the region with bouts of gusty winds. NW winds are currently 15 to 25 kts. Winds should diminish a bit into the aftn then increase again tonight to 20 to 30 kts as pres grdnt tightens as the low retrogrades a bit closer to the east coast. Will be close to Small Craft Advisory for Pamlico Sound early this morn but will keep just below. Did add the sounds to SCA tonight as winds expected to at least frequently gust aoa 25 kts. Over the coastal wtrs will cont SCA as seas will remain elevated especially over the central and northern waters. Seas of 6 to 10 ft N will subside a bit today to 5 to 8 ft and cont in that range tonight. Over srn wtrs seas will be mostly 4 to 6 ft with some 7 footers over the outer wtrs this morn.

Long Term /Friday through Monday/ . As of 330 AM Thurs . Strong NW/N winds will continue Friday and into the weekend, as a large low pressure systems sits off the New England coast, and eventually retrogrades south towards Bermuda. Winds will be NW 15-25 kts Friday with gusts close to Gale Force, turning to the north on Saturday. Winds finally subside Sunday, and then turn to the south late in the day. SW winds then strengthen to 10-20 kts on Monday.

Seas will be elevated and dangerous Friday through the weekend peaking at 8-12 ft east and north of Cape Lookout, while remaining 3-6 ft across the southern waters. Seas will subside through the day Sunday, but remain 5-7 ft on Monday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 930 AM Thu . Coastal concerns will continue along the Outer Banks this weekend, as low pressures over the Atlantic strengthens and retrogrades back towards the East Coast. Beaches will begin to see long period swell from the distant low arrive Friday, peaking Saturday and Saturday night. Confidence is increasing that the Outer Banks will see large powerful wave action and prolonged period of wave run up (double digit seas with periods 14-15 seconds), with the threats for very rough surf, coastal flooding, beach erosion and ocean overwash. Moderate to potentially significant impacts will be possible for ocean side locations of the Outer Banks. This could impact portions of Highway 12, especially at times of high tide.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 8 PM EDT Saturday for AMZ135. Small Craft Advisory from 4 AM to 5 PM EDT Friday for AMZ131- 230-231. Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Monday for AMZ150-152-154- 156-158.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . RF/JME SHORT TERM . RF LONG TERM . CQD/SGK AVIATION . RF/SGK MARINE . RF/JME/SGK TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 0 mi214 min N 12 G 16 54°F 58°F1015.1 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 10 mi202 min N 17 G 20 54°F 1014.9 hPa (+0.3)46°F
41064 38 mi254 min N 19 G 27 55°F 64°F1014.9 hPa
41159 38 mi202 min 64°F6 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC1 mi84 minNNW 1510.00 miFair61°F39°F44%1013.8 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC15 mi3.5 hrsNNW 1210.00 miFair58°F37°F48%1015 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, North Carolina (sub)
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Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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Thu -- 03:13 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:58 AM EDT     1.82 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:16 PM EDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:32 PM EDT     1.56 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:28 PM EDT     Sunset
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