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Marine Weather and Tides
Broad Creek, NC

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Sunrise 7:09AMSunset 5:29PM Friday January 24, 2020 1:11 PM EST (18:11 UTC) Moonrise 7:08AMMoonset 5:20PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 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- 1259 Pm Est Fri Jan 24 2020
.small craft advisory in effect through late Saturday night...
This afternoon..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight..SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds, decreasing to 6 seconds after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough after midnight. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.
Sat..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming nw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.
Sun..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of rain.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Broad Creek, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 241747 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1247 PM EST Fri Jan 24 2020

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure and its associated cold front will impact the area late tonight into early Saturday morning. High pressure then builds in behind the front for the second half of the weekend. Fast moving low pressure may bring rain for Monday before high pressure builds back in through mid week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 920 AM Friday . Low clouds and fog lingering inland but shld grad dissipate thru late morn. Adjusted init temps down a bit inland and up a bit coast. No other changes with patchy light shra drifting onshore currently with bit better cvrg spreading in from SW later today . bulk of rain will hold off til late tonight.

Prev disc . Patchy showers impacting mostly coastal and far southern portions of the CWA at daybreak. Clouds continue to increase across the region early this morning as precipitable water surges to over an inch by later today. Will continue with a small PoP during the early morning hours. PoPs increase to chance this afternoon as precipitation moves into the CWA from the west with cold front. Showers will be scattered late in the day as the bulk of the precipitation arrives after dark tonight. Strong WAA will lead to a very mild day with highs in the mid 60s in most areas, except lower 60s on the Outer Banks. Some lower clouds and patches of fog will be possible, especially early this morning.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM SATURDAY/. As of 355 AM Friday . Good agreement amongst the short-range and high-resolution models showing line of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms late tonight into early Saturday morning. Some moderate CAPE values are possible along the immediate coast in the vicinity of the front toward morning. Any thunderstorms that do form could be locally strong to severe, but the best instability and support for storms will remain just offshore. With deep moisture and precipitable water values around 1.25", will forecast categorical PoPs toward morning, with one-third to one-half inch of rain possible as the system passes. Gusty winds ahead of the front will hold minimum temperatures up in the low to mid 50s area-wide, with temperatures generally holding steady after a low around midnight.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 3 AM Fri . A strong cold front moves through the area Saturday morning, bringing a return to seasonably cool weather Sunday through the mid week period. Fast moving low pressure may bring some rain to the area on Monday before dry high pres builds through mid week.

Saturday . A cold front associated with stacked low pressure lifting from the Ohio Valley towards the Northeastern states will cross early Saturday morning. Strong prefrontal southerly LLJ (40+ kts) and WAA as a wave of low pressure developing within the front will lift across central NC toward the Mid- Atlantic coast. This low will provide kinematics necessary for some robust convection, if enough instability can be advected off the warmer Gulf Stream waters. Sfc flow will be SSE, so best chance of seeing a strong to marginally severe storm still appears to be Downeast Carteret through the srn OBX zones. Strong wind gusts are the main threats, though an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out given the slightly backed sfc flow providing some enhanced helicity. Areas further north and west should be stable enough to preclude thunderstorms, but some heavier embedded showers could still produce gusty winds. Dry and warm for Saturday following early morning showers with 60s for high temps.

Sunday . Deep layer subsidence will keep a dry forecast in place into mid week. High pressure building in from the southwest will generally be mild with quasi-zonal flow in place, and near normal temps expected with highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s.

Monday . 24/00Z global model suite now indicating a fast moving low pressure area embedded in a progressive shortwave may bring some -RA to the area, and have introduced rain chances for Mon. QPF amts look to be light, generally around a tenth of an inch or less. Because of the rain and clouds, knocked temps down a couple of degrees, mainly in the low 50s.

Tuesday through Thursday . A tricky fcst this period as flow will continue to be progressive with quasi zonal flow in place. Models and their respective ensembles hint at energy moving through the main flow which may spur cyclogenesis over the SE CONUS, but detailing when/if this will happen is difficult in this flow regime, and will only retain 20-30% pops this period. Temps will continue near climo, with highs generally in the 50s and lows in the 30s.

AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. Short Term /through 18Z Saturday/ . As of 1245 PM Friday . VFR conditions prevail across eastern NC this afternoon with widespread cirrus overhead and scattered lower cumulus deck migrating onshore with associated shower activity. Expect periodic showers to briefly affect TAF sites through much of the day with little impacts. More pronounced impacts will be seen mainly after 06z as forced line of showers and a few thunderstorms quickly cross from west to east. MVFR conditions are expected to prevail with IFR or worse in heaviest precipitation. Front and showers exit by 12z with a quick return to VFR and increasingly gusty west-southwesterly winds.

MARINE. Short Term /Today and Tonight/ . As of 920 PM Friday . No changes with SE winds grad developing all wtrs today. E swell will keep seas elevated in 5 to 7 foot range today.

Prev disc . Winds continue NE/E at 10-15 knots at daybreak with gusts to 19 knots at Diamond Buoy and 30 miles southeast of New River Inlet. Seas are holding in the 5-7 foot range. Winds will gradually veer to ESE/SE later today and more S/SW tonight and increase to 15-25 knots, with some higher gusts, particularly over the central waters. Seas will build to as high as 9-10 feet over central and northern zones later tonight. Small Craft Advisories remain in effect for all coastal waters with no major changes to the current marine forecast.

Long Term /Saturday through Tuesday/ . As of 3 AM Fri . Srly winds 20-30 kt continue early Sat for the ctrl/srn waters, then turn swrly and diminish during the day 5-15 kt with seas slowly subsiding, dropping below 6 ft by later Sat night into Sun morning. Generally good boating conditions return Sunday through mid week as 5-15 kt winds continue with seas no higher than 3-5 ft.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 3 AM Fri . Low pressure moving from off the Southeast coast toward the central Atlantic could result in elevated tide levels on the ocean and near the inlets into the weekend.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from 2 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday for AMZ135. Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EST Sunday for AMZ152-154. Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM EST Sunday for AMZ150-156-158.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 13 mi77 min E 8 G 11 63°F 49°F1021 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 21 mi71 min E 15 G 15 61°F 1021.3 hPa (-0.9)58°F
41159 35 mi41 min 64°F6 ft
41064 36 mi123 min SE 12 G 16 68°F 65°F1021.3 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC7 mi74 minE 9 miFair66°F53°F63%1021.5 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC10 mi77 minESE 510.00 miFair64°F53°F68%1021.1 hPa
Beaufort Smith Field, NC13 mi73 minE 610.00 miFair65°F54°F68%1020.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Spooner Creek, North Carolina
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Spooner Creek
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Fri -- 03:12 AM EST     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:07 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:23 AM EST     1.35 feet High Tide
Fri -- 04:06 PM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:44 PM EST     New Moon
Fri -- 05:19 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 05:27 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 09:38 PM EST     1.07 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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Coral Bay
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Fri -- 02:42 AM EST     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:07 AM EST     Moonrise
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Fri -- 08:50 AM EST     1.73 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:36 PM EST     -0.16 feet Low Tide
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Fri -- 09:05 PM EST     1.37 feet High Tide
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