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Morehead City, NC

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 6:33PM Wednesday October 16, 2019 8:37 AM EDT (12:37 UTC) Moonrise 7:29PMMoonset 8:37AM Illumination 92% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 646 Am Edt Wed Oct 16 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 11 am edt this morning through late Thursday night...
Today..SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt early this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 10 seconds, decreasing to 5 seconds this afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to rough this afternoon. A slight chance of tstms. Showers.
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A chance of showers in the evening.
Thu..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 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Fri night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sat..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se. Seas 1 to 2 ft, building to 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
Sun..SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


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 161109
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
709 am edt Wed oct 16 2019

Synopsis
Developing low pressure will move up the east coast today, and
push a cold front offshore tonight. Cooler high pressure will
build in late week and into the weekend. An unsettled pattern
is expected late in the weekend into early next as several
systems impact the area.

Near term today
As of 710 am wed... Latest analysis shows stacked low near the
great lakes with attendant cold front moving through the oh
valley region and associated warm front lifting through enc. The
warm front will continue to lift north through the area this
morning, while robust system approaches from the west inducing
weak cyclogenesis over the SE us. Low pressure is forecast to
lift along the nc coast this afternoon, strengthening off the
mid- atlantic coast late. Latest radar imagery shows light to
moderate showers overspreading the area this morning. Widespread
showers and possible thunderstorms expected today with most of
the activity occurring from 12-20z. Main concern today will be
the threat for locally heavy rain. Pw values increase to around
2" with decent upper level divergence and strong low level warm
advection. Could see 1-2"in spots with locally higher amounts,
especially along near the coast where surface based instability
will be greatest. Most locations should receive .25-.75". Severe
threat still looks minimal, but will need to monitor near the
coast where surface based storms will be possible with localized
strong winds gusts and perhaps a brief isolated tornado not out
of the question. Rapid drying and a decrease in precip coverage
and intensity is forecast late this afternoon and evening, from
west to east as westerly flow develops in response to low
pressure strengthening off the mid- atlantic coast. Even with
widespread clouds and precip, expect highs to climb into the low
to upper 70s today, aided by southerly flow ahead of the front.

Short term tonight
As of 240 am wed... Front will continue to push off the coast
this evening, while the base of the upper trough pivots through
the area and off the east coast. Much drier and cooler airmass
arrives behind the front overnight, as strong CAA develops. Lows
will fall into the mid to upper 40s to lower 50s inland, and
low to mid 50s along the coast.

Long term Thursday through Tuesday
As of 330 am Wednesday... High pressure will build in through
the weekend bringing a cooler and drier airmass. An unsettled
pattern is expected late in the weekend into early next as
several systems impact the area.

Thursday through Saturday... Strong high pressure builds in from
the west Thursday and Friday bringing a dry and a much cooler
airmass. High expected in the mid 60s with lows in the low to
mid 40s inland to low to mid 50s along the coast and we could
even see some upper 30s in coolest inland locations. The upper
ridge crests over the area Saturday with the surface high
migrating offshore with return flow developing bringing a
warming trend with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Saturday night through Tuesday... Upper ridging slides offshore
Saturday night while shortwave energy moving across the south
taps into rich moisture in the gulf of mexico and lifts it
across the southeast and the fa Sunday into Monday. This is
associated with the trough that is currently over southern
mexico and outlooked by nhc. Guidance has tended a bit faster
with this system and could see precip begin across the area late
Saturday night or Sunday with an area of low pressure lifting
across the area Monday. Meanwhile, a longwave mid level trough
and attendant strong cold front digs into the central conus
Monday with another surge of gulf moisture lifting into the area
Monday night ahead of the cold front which is currently progged
to push across the area late Tuesday. Temps expected to be
several degrees above normal ahead of the cold front.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Short term through tonight ...

as of 710 am wed... Widespread sub-vfr conditions expected
through most of the day. Conditions will continue to deteriorate
this morning, improving late this afternoon and early evening.

Cigs will likely lower to ifr by late this morning, as
widespread showers continue to overspread the area. Conditions
will improve late this afternoon (20-21z) from west to east as
drier air begins to spread in ending the precip with cigs
lifting. Skies become mostly clear late tonight.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 4 am Wednesday... High pressure builds into the area
Thursday through Saturday with predVFR conditions expected. An
area of low pressure will lift toward the area late in the
weekend with shower chances increasing late Saturday night into
Sunday which could bring periods of sub-vfr conditions across
rtes.

Marine
Short term through tonight ...

as of 710 am wed... Latest obs show SE S winds 10-20 kt with
seas 2-4 ft. Strong winds and building seas expected today and
tonight. A warm front will continue to lift north through the
waters this morning, while robust system approaches from the
west inducing weak cyclogenesis over the SE us. Low pressure is
forecast to lift along near the nc coast this afternoon,
strengthening off the mid-atlantic coast late. Strong southerly
winds 20-30 kt develop this afternoon as low pressure tracks
near the waters. A few gusts to gale force will be possible, but
will maintain strong SCA for now. A cold front will push
through the waters late with winds becoming NW 20-30 kt. Seas
will build to 6-9 ft this afternoon and early evening, then
subside to 4-7 ft by early Thursday morning with offshore flow.

Only change to headlines was to add SCA for inland rivers for
wnw CAA surge developing behind the front late today into
tonight.

Long term Thursday through Sunday ...

as of 4 am Wednesday... SCA conditions expected to continue
through Thursday in strong post frontal NW flow. Winds expected
to diminish some through the first half of the day Thursday but
gradients get pinched again late afternoon and evening as the
mid level trough passes overhead with NW winds surging back to
around 20-25 kt. Seas around 4-7 ft Thursday morning gradually
subsided to 3-5 ft Thursday night. High pressure builds in
Friday into Saturday with NW winds continuing to diminish,
becoming light and variable Saturday as the high migrates across
the region. The high slides offshore late Saturday and Sunday
with winds becoming S to SE around 10-15 kt with building seas.

Tides coastal flooding
As of 710 am wed... Strong W NW winds will develop behind a cold
front late this afternoon and tonight. Water levels remain
elevated across the sounds and given the forecast wind
direction, minor water level rises will be possible for the
soundside outer banks (duck to ocracoke). At this point don't
think it's enough for any significant inundation, but will
continue to monitor.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 7 am edt
Thursday for amz136-137.

Small craft advisory from noon today to 2 am edt Friday for
amz131-135-150-152-154-156-158-230-231.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Cqd
short term... Cqd
long term... Sk
aviation... Sk cqd
marine... Sk cqd
tides coastal flooding... Mhx


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 8 mi56 min SSW 16 G 19 70°F 74°F1011.4 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 17 mi38 min SSW 17 G 21 71°F 1011 hPa (-1.3)68°F
41064 45 mi30 min SSW 18 G 23 73°F 76°F1010.2 hPa
41159 45 mi38 min 76°F4 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Beaufort Smith Field, NC7 mi1.7 hrsSSE 10 G 264.00 miRain Fog/Mist68°F64°F87%1011.2 hPa
Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, NC10 mi1.7 hrsS 46.00 miLight Rain Fog/Mist70°F64°F84%1011 hPa
Piney Island, Bt-11 Bombing Range, NC18 mi1.7 hrsE 59.00 miLight Rain74°F68°F82%1011.2 hPa
Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, NC20 mi1.7 hrsESE 410.00 miLight Rain69°F66°F90%1011.6 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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Wed -- 04:55 AM EDT     0.34 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 10:57 AM EDT     2.63 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:39 PM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:30 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:28 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:15 PM EDT     2.24 feet High Tide
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2.11.71.20.80.40.30.50.91.52.12.52.62.52.11.71.20.70.50.40.71.11.622.2

Tide / Current Tables for North River Bridge, North Carolina
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North River Bridge
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Wed -- 06:17 AM EDT     0.27 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:12 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:37 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 11:56 AM EDT     2.25 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:30 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:01 PM EDT     0.34 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 08:28 PM EDT     Moonrise
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