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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Atlantic, NC

June 19, 2024 12:49 AM EDT (04:49 UTC) Change Location
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AMZ156 S Of Ocracoke Inlet To Cape Lookout Nc Out 20 Nm- 920 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Overnight - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Wave detail: E 4 ft at 6 seconds and se 1 ft at 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 7 seconds and se 1 ft at 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Wed night - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu - E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Thu night - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Fri - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: E 5 ft at 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Fri night - SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Sat - S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

Sat night - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

Sun - SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.

Sun night - SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

AMZ100 920 Pm Edt Tue Jun 18 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - High pressure dominates through tomorrow, although swell from a distant tropical wave will result in gradually deteriorating offshore conditions by week's end.


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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 190115 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 915 PM EDT Tue Jun 18 2024

SYNOPSIS
High pressure dominates through Thursday resulting in dry and warm conditions. Coastal troughing may bring some showers to the region late in the week into the weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/
As of 915 PM Tue...No changes to previous thinking. Expansive mid-level ridge remains in place over much of the eastern seaboard as high pressure, anchored several hundred miles offshore, continues to extend southwestward over much of the southeastern CONUS.

Another quiet night is in store as both upper and surface ridges remain in place. Low-level moisture will continue to slowly increase overnight with persistent onshore flow, and would not be surprised to see some instances of stratus clouds encroaching inland overnight. Lows tonight will still make a run into the lower 60s across the inner coastal plain, but along the coast 70s will be more prevalent.

SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM WEDNESDAY/
As of 345 PM Tue...Strongest part of the ridging will shift northward into the mid-Atlantic and New England, and thicknesses will modestly fall tomorrow in response. This change will do little to affect apparent weather, with another day of mainly dry weather as highs touch the mid to upper 80s with a few spotty 90 readings. With the weakness in the ridge, guidance is a bit more excited about coastal showers grazing the coast but think forcing and ample subsidence will keep activity subdued.
Kept mentionable PoPs out of the forecast this afternoon.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/
As of 230 AM Tuesday...

- Watching the Southwest Atlantic through late-week

- Building heat and humidity likely (60-80% chance) this weekend into next week

- Increased storminess possible (30-50% chance) by next week

Synoptic Summary: An impressive mid-upper level ridge is forecast to remain anchored over the Eastern U.S. through the end of the week.
Over the weekend and into next week, the ridge is forecast to break down, or shift west, with upper level troughing returning to the Eastern U.S. At the SFC, a strong area of high pressure is forecast to remain over the Carolinas through mid-week. The high is then forecast to shift offshore by the weekend, with lee-troughing developing. A frontal boundary may try to sneak south into ENC early next week.

Wednesday-Thursday: Despite impressive ridging at the surface and aloft, an area of relatively lower low-level thicknesses are forecast to remain in place within the easterly onshore flow across the Carolinas through mid-week. This should keep temps close to normal, locally, with the more impressive heat remaining focused to our north across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. A moistening easterly flow may support coastal shower activity moving west off the Atlantic, especially Wednesday, but outside of weak WAA, there isn't much forcing, and I expect most areas will remain dry.

Friday-Saturday: Medium range guidance begin to differ during this time, especially with the evolution of the above-mentioned mid-upper level ridge. In general, the ridge is forecast to weaken, and potentially shift west. Initially, the ridge overhead should keep the tropical wave in the SW Atlantic on a westerly path through mid- week. Then, late in the week, the evolution of the ridge will help determine where the wave goes from there. The general consensus among deterministic and ensemble guidance has been a more southerly track with the wave, and weaker with any surface reflection. Of note, the westward-shifting ridge may actually slow the forward progress of the wave as it approaches the Southeast U.S. coast. Some ensemble members even bring what's left of the wave north as a weakness develops within the broader ridge aloft. The key message here is that we'll still keep an eye on the SW Atlantic, but guidance is trending towards something less noteworthy for now.

What is more certain during this time is the development of a moistening return flow as SFC high pressure shifts offshore. This is forecast to occur regardless of what happens with the above mentioned wave. Despite the moistening low-levels, a lack of appreciable forcing should keep the chance of showers/storms low.
With the increasing moisture will come increasing humidity, with a "feels like" temp approaching 100 degrees by Saturday.

Sunday-Tuesday: Both deterministic and ensemble guidance are showing a consistent signal for above normal temperatures and an increased risk of heat-related impacts thanks to continued southerly flow and increasing low-level thicknesses. During this period, the "feels like" temperature is forecast to reach 100-105 degrees, especially Sunday and Monday.

By Monday and Tuesday, southwesterly flow aloft tapping into a very moist pool of Gulf of Mexico moisture should support PWATs climbing back above 2". At minimum, the forecast pattern will favor a more active seabreeze. Additionally, though, there may be some added support from a shortwave, or two, and a frontal boundary trying to drop south into the area. In light of all of this, ensemble guidance has shown a consistent signal for increased storminess early next week which will be welcomed given the very dry pattern of late. This also appears to be the next appreciable chance of wetting rainfall.

AVIATION /01Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Wed/...
As of 610 PM Tuesday...Relatively quiet flying weather to continue across eastern NC through Wed with Atlantic high pressure still remaining firmly in control. Cu field is beginning to dissipate with the lessening of daytime heating with skies expected to become mostly clear this evening. Winds will be light as well.

With increased low-level moisture advection there will be a risk for some lower stratus clouds drifting onshore, particularly for EWN/OAJ. Confidence is low (10-20%) that MVFR cigs develop during the pre-dawn hours, with VFR ceilings again expected Wed afternoon as the Cu field redevelops during peak heating.

LONG TERM /Wednesday night through Sunday/...
As of 230 AM Tuesday...

VFR conditions are expected to prevail through the end of the work week, with minimal impacts to aviation expected. By the weekend, increasingly gusty southwest winds are likely, along with at least a modest increase in the risk of SHRA and TSRA.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Wednesday/...
As of 915 PM Tues...No changes to previous thinking. Quiet boating conditions remain in place as high pressure, anchored several hundred miles offshore, continues to ridge into the NC waters. Regional observations show easterly winds of 10-15 kt with seas continuing 3-4 feet. Pattern will change little tomorrow and expect similar wind conditions to carry into Wednesday evening. However, seas will begin to build across the outer waters late in the period as swell with a distant tropical wave impacts the southeast coast.

LONG TERM /Wednesday night through Sunday/...
As of 230 AM Tuesday...

- Elevated seas possible mid-week (30-50% chance)

- Elevated wind and seas possible this weekend (40-60% chance)

Through mid-week, we'll be keeping an eye on a weak tropical wave moving west through the Southwest Atlantic. Guidance has trended weaker and further south with this wave, which may tend to keep seas lower than previously forecast. However, there's still at least some potential for 6ft seas across portions of the central and southern waters Wednesday and Thursday. Given the lower chance, and lower confidence, no marine headlines are planned at this time. Otherwise, good boating conditions continue with a continued easterly wind of 5- 15kt through Thursday. Winds become southerly late in the week and over the weekend, while also building to 10-20kt. A period of 25kt winds appears possible over the weekend. Seas will begin to build as well, providing another opportunity for 6ft seas.

FIRE WEATHER
As of 3:30 AM Tue...A dry airmass will be in place through mid week, with minimum RH in the 30s and 40s percent, especially away from the coast. This will overlap with breezy E winds at times, and is noteworthy for any ongoing, or planned, fires.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...None.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 20 mi50 minE 9.9G11 78°F 30.27
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 21 mi56 minNE 4.1G5.1 74°F 80°F30.24
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 41 mi56 minESE 5.1G8 77°F 81°F30.29
41025 - Diamond Shoals 48 mi40 minSE 12G18 78°F30.26


Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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KMRH MICHAEL J SMITH FIELD,NC 20 sm51 minNE 0410 smA Few Clouds73°F64°F73%30.26
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Tide / Current for North River Bridge, North Carolina
   
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North River Bridge
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Tue -- 02:30 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:02 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:52 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:37 AM EDT     1.48 feet High Tide
Tue -- 02:11 PM EDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 08:03 PM EDT     1.93 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:22 PM EDT     Sunset
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North River Bridge, North Carolina, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Harkers Island Bridge, North Carolina
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Harkers Island Bridge
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Tue -- 01:52 AM EDT     0.29 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 03:02 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 05:53 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 07:20 AM EDT     1.32 feet High Tide
Tue -- 01:34 PM EDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 07:46 PM EDT     1.71 feet High Tide
Tue -- 08:22 PM EDT     Sunset
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Harkers Island Bridge, North Carolina, Tide feet
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