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Marine Weather and Tides
Morehead City, NC

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Sunrise 6:45AMSunset 5:56PM Friday February 21, 2020 11:03 AM EST (16:03 UTC) Moonrise 5:49AMMoonset 4:08PM Illumination 4% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 953 Am Est Fri Feb 21 2020
.gale warning in effect until 7 pm est this evening...
Rest of today..N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. A chance of rain late this morning.
Tonight..N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.
Sat..N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. 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 in the afternoon.
Sat night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, diminishing to flat in the afternoon.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Mon..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy. Showers likely.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Morehead City, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 211440 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 940 AM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

SYNOPSIS. Low pressure off of the southeast coast will continue to lift northeast today. Cold high pressure will rebuild over the area from the west this weekend, before another area of low pressure impacts the area early to mid next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 940 AM Fri . Cold and dry advection was occurring across Eastern NC this morning as low pressure well off of the NC coast continues to pull away and high pressure builds slowly in from the west. Sprinkles/flurries currently over the Outer Banks will end by noon with decreasing clouds area wide this afternoon. The tight pressure gradient between the 2 aforementioned weather systems will continue to support strong northerly coastal winds with gusts to 50 mph possible into the afternoon and gusts to 30 mph inland, thus will continue the coastal wind advisories. Winds are expected to gradually diminish by late afternoon, especially inland. Sprinkles and flurries currently over the Outer Banks will end by noon. With no additional precipitation expected and temps rising above freezing, will let the Winter Weather Advisories expire at 10 AM. Latest sfc analysis shows low pressure several hundred miles off the NC coast early this morning, with strong high pressure centered over the central US.

Strong CAA and snow cover will limit surface heating, and temperatures will struggle to climb into the upper 30s, with wind chills in the 20s all day.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH 6 AM SATURDAY/. As of 315 AM Fri . Low pressure will continue to move ENE away from the Carolinas tonight as high pressure builds in from the west. Cold night expected with lows dropping into the upper teen/low 20s inland and upper 20s to low 30s along the beaches. Went below guidance with good radiational cooling expected with clear skies and light winds, and will likely have lingering snow pack for inland locations. Any lingering snow/rain on the roadways will likely re-freeze tonight making travel hazardous into Saturday morning.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 330 AM Fri . Cool high pressure over the area this weekend will slide offshore early next week. Then, more unsettled weather is likely as a few large storm systems develop over the Eastern US by mid week. Much colder, and drier weather expected by late week.

Saturday through Sunday . High pres will build in thru the weekend with dry weather. Temps remain cold Sat with highs in the 40s to around 50 with plentiful sunshine. Temps moderate on Sunday as the high builds overhead and hgts aloft increase. Highs shld reach the upr 50s to lower 60s most spots.

Monday through Wednesday . Looks mild and unsettled this period as a complex frontal system approaches Mon and slowly pushes thru Tue night into Wed before dissipating. Plenty of moisture will spread N in advance of the front with likely pops Mon/Mon night and chc Tue and Wed. The front should cross the coast and dissipate Wed. Highs Mon will be mainly in the lower 60s with mid/upr 60s Tue and Wed.

Late next week. High pressure will build into the area behind the front with cooler highs in the 50s Thursday.

AVIATION /15Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. Short Term /through tonight/ . As of 7 AM Fri . Widespread MVFR conditions currently across the terminals, with light snow quickly ending. Conditions will continue to gradually improve through 15z. VFR will return by late morning with skies clearing. Gusty NNE winds will continue today, with gusts 20-30 kt.

Long Term /Saturday Through Tuesday/ . As of 330 AM Fri . VFR conditions expected to prevail through the weekend as high pres builds across. Shra threat increases Mon and Tue ahead of approaching cold front with occasional sub VFR poss.

MARINE. Short Term /through tonight/ . As of 940 AM Fri . Dangerous boating conditions will continue today as strong NNE winds coupled with large seas continue. Low pressure several hundred miles off the NC coast will continue to push ENE today as strong high pressure builds in slowly from the west. Gale warnings continue for all waters and Sounds and SCA are in effect for the inland rivers. Latest obs show NNE winds 25-35 kt with gusts 45-50 kt and seas 8-14 ft. Very strong winds today with seas building as high as 15 ft across the outer waters south of Oregon Inlet near the Gulf Stream. Winds will then slowly diminish late this afternoon and evening along with seas. NNE winds 20-30 kt this evening will subside to 15-20 kt by early Sat morning. Seas 8-13 ft this evening will be subsiding to 6-9 ft Sat morning.

Long Term /Saturday through Tuesday/ . As of 330 AM Fri . Winds become light Sat as the high builds close with seas subsiding to 4 to 6 ft late. Light winds cont Sunday with the high overhead . seas finally drop below SCA lvls Sun at 3 to 5 ft. The high moves off the coast Mon with front slowly approaching from the W. SSW winds will increase from 10 kt Mon to 15 to 20 kts Mon night and 20-25 kt Tue with seas 2-4 ft Mon building back to 4 to 7 ft Tue.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 315 AM Fri . Strong NNE winds will continue today, as an area of low pressure lifts east to northeastward well off the Carolina coast. These strong winds will lead to minor soundside water level rises for areas adjacent to the Southern Pamlico Sound, mainly Eastern Carteret including the Core Sound area, and areas along the lower Neuse River, as well as Ocracoke and Hatteras Island south of Buxton. Minor inundation 1-2 ft (agl) are expected with local amounts up to 3 ft possible Down-east Carteret. A Coastal Flood Advisory conts for these areas. A High Surf Advisory remains in effect for the OBX from Cape Hatteras North through tonight for 8 ft+ waves in the surf zone.

CLIMATE. Record lows will be possible late tonight and Saturday morning.

Record Low temps for 2/22 (Saturday)

LOCATION TEMP/YEAR New Bern 17/1963 (KEWN ASOS) Cape Hatteras 16/1963 (KHSE ASOS) Greenville 18/1968 (COOP - Not KPGV AWOS) Morehead City 22/1988 (COOP - Not KMRH ASOS) Kinston 19/2015 (COOP - Not KISO AWOS) Jacksonville 19/1959 (KNCA ASOS) Washington 15/1901 (COOP - Not KOCW AWOS)

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>092-094-193>196-198-199-203. Wind Advisory until 4 PM EST this afternoon for NCZ196-203>205. Coastal Flood Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for NCZ194- 196-204-205. High Surf Advisory until 1 AM EST Saturday for NCZ203-205. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM EST this afternoon for AMZ136- 137. Gale Warning until 7 PM EST this evening for AMZ135-150-152- 154-156-158. Gale Warning until 5 PM EST this afternoon for AMZ131-230-231.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 8 mi52 min N 22 G 26 35°F 49°F1028.5 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 17 mi64 min N 27 G 36 35°F 1027.8 hPa (+3.1)33°F
41064 45 mi56 min NE 29 G 51 40°F 64°F1026.6 hPa
41159 45 mi34 min 64°F10 ft

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC7 mi66 minN 20 G 2810.00 miOvercast and Breezy36°F26°F67%1028.2 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC10 mi70 minN 22 G 3210.00 miOvercast and Breezy36°F24°F62%1028.8 hPa
Piney Island, Bt-11 Bombing Range, NC18 mi68 minN 24 G 320.75 miOvercast with Haze and Windy36°F25°F64%1028.7 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC20 mi67 minNNE 15 G 23 miOvercast35°F26°F70%1029.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Core Creek Bridge, North Carolina
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Core Creek Bridge
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Fri -- 01:13 AM EST     -0.12 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 05:48 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:46 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:28 AM EST     2.12 feet High Tide
Fri -- 02:04 PM EST     -0.04 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:09 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 05:54 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:42 PM EST     1.79 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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North River Bridge
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Fri -- 02:35 AM EST     -0.10 feet Low Tide
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Fri -- 08:27 AM EST     1.82 feet High Tide
Fri -- 03:26 PM EST     -0.03 feet Low Tide
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Fri -- 08:41 PM EST     1.53 feet High Tide
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