Ocracoke, NC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Ocracoke, NC

April 21, 2024 6:54 AM EDT (10:54 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:25 AM   Sunset 7:46 PM
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AMZ135 Pamlico Sound- 449 Am Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

.small craft advisory in effect from 11 am edt this morning through Monday morning - .

Today - NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft, then 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers early, then a chance of rain this morning. Rain this afternoon.

Tonight - N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain, mainly in the evening.

Mon - N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Mon night - N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening. Waves around 2 ft.

Tue - N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming ne 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft.

Tue night - S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft after midnight.

Wed - SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves around 2 ft.

Thu - NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming e. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft.

AMZ100 449 Am Edt Sun Apr 21 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - Developing low pressure will lift ne off the nc coast bringing widespread rain today into tonight. High pressure briefly builds into the area early next week followed by a cold front with limited moisture pushing across the area Wednesday. High pressure builds back into the area for the latter half of the work week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ocracoke, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 210824 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 424 AM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
An area of low pressure will lift NE off the NC coast bringing widespread rain today into tonight. High pressure briefly builds into the area early next week followed by a cold front with limited moisture pushing across the area Wednesday. High pressure builds back into the area for the latter half of the work week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/
As of 415 AM Sunday...Low pressure will develop along a stalled front off the southeast NC coast this morning then move northeast just off of the coast this afternoon into tonight. The low will bring widespread rain, heavy at times, to eastern NC during the next 18 hours. Deep convection late last night has weakened to scattered showers east of the coastal plain early this morning. Expect this activity to continue to decrease in coverage and intensity over the next several hours as it approaches the coast. A new area of rain will develop and overspread the area late this morning, becoming widespread in the afternoon into early this evening. This will be in response to isentropic upglide from 700-925 mb FGEN. Model consensus continues to indicate widespread storm total QPF amounts of 0.50-1" (with locally higher amounts) which should help with the abnormally dry conditions which prevail across eastern NC. High temps in most locations will be early this morning in the low to mid 60s, then strengthening northerly flow to 15-25 mph (higher along the coast) and widespread precipitation with the developing coastal low will cause temps to drop into the 50s this afternoon.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM MONDAY/
As of 415 AM Sunday...Widespread rain will continue into this evening but should end in most locations from west to east by midnight as the low moves well offshore. Exception will be along the immediate coast where patchy light rain could linger through early Mon morning. Low temps are forecast to drop into the low to mid 40s inland and upper 40s coast.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
As of 415 AM Sunday...Fairly quiet stretch in the long term with high pressure dominating early in the week, mostly dry front moving through mid-week, and another high pressure setting up to our and north through the weekend.

Monday...The upper trough will push across the region Monday but guidance continues to trend southward and weaker with dry conditions prevailing. Sfc low strengthens offshore after encountering the gulf stream, and moisture and enough lift could extend as far west as the Crystal Coast/SOBX and southern waters for some showers. Have Chc/Schc showers in place for the morning hours Monday to cover this potential. Otherwise, below normal temps continue on Monday despite clearing skies with highs in the low to mid 60s due to northerly flow.

Tuesday...Clear skies and calm winds bring bring lows near 40 inland Tuesday morning. Along the coast lows are a bit higher, in the low 50s, as the gradient is pinched a bit more there with the high building from the west and and the low offshore to the east. This might be enough to prevent true decoupling due to radiational cooling. High pressure builds into the area Tuesday, with highs near 60 inland, mid 60s for beaches.

Wednesday...Low sweeps to our north, pinching the pressure gradient with the high to our south. This looks to prevent decoupling Wednesday morning, leaving lows in the mid to upper 40s to start the day inland. Along the coast lows will be in the mid 50s. High pressure moves offshore through the day Wednesday with the help of a weak cold front associated with the sweeping low. This will cause winds to veer from southerly to northerly through the day.
Atmospheric column looks to be fairly dry during the weak cold front passage, preventing the inclusion of mentionable PoPs for Wednesday.
Wednesday looks to be the gustiest day in the long term, with ample mixing allowing gusts of 20kts inland. Fortunately RHs will be well above 35%, so fire weather should not be a concern. Highs look to be in the mid to upper 70s inland, near 70 for the coast, aided by the south veering west flow through the day.

Thursday to Saturday...High pressure to our north keeps us dry, with high temps incrementally increasing each day. Into the weekend, omega block setup initiates at upper levels. This will allow the high pressure to linger through the remainder of the long term. Low moving through the eastern US in the weekend will encounter this stubborn high, and some uncertainty remains on if it will be pushed north around the high, or if the high will give way. If the low moves north, we will have less chances of precip in the weekend. If the low is able to shift the high offshore, we will see increased chances of precip. Currently have Schc PoPs for extreme western and northern portions of the CWA Saturday PM to cover this.

AVIATION /08Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Tonight/...
As of 415 AM Sunday...Sub VFR conditions are expected through most of the TAF period as widespread rain develops by late this morning and continues into this evening before ending by midnight. Ceilings are forecast to become IFR this morning and continue through this evening. Ceilings could lift to MVFR after 6Z Mon as drier air tries to filter into the region behind the departing low.

LONG TERM /Monday through Thursday/...
As of 345 AM Sunday...Improving conditions will ensue on Monday with pred VFR through Thursday. Decoupling Monday night/Tuesday morning inland could bring a fog threat, but too much uncertainty exists for anything other a brief mention in this AFD. Thursday could bring some lower cloud cover as low level moisture increases a tad, but again, too much uncertainty on cloud base height and coverage at this point.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /Through Tonight/...
As of 415 AM Sunday...SCA's are now in effect for all of the waters as developing low pressure tracks northeast just off of the coast today into tonight. This will result in strong northerly flow developing today and continuing into tonight.
Winds are currently N to NE 5-15 kt and will increase to 15-25 kt by early afternoon. Northerly flow will continue 15-25 kt tonight. 2-3 ft seas early this morning will build to 5-7 ft this afternoon and 6-9 ft tonight.

LONG TERM /Monday through Thursday/...
As of 345 AM Sunday...As the coastal low strengthens offshore, seas will be slow to drop below 6 ft for western portions of marine zones, finally doing so on Tuesday. Seas remain 3-5 feet for much of the coastal marine zones in the remainder of the long term. Further offshore in western portions of the marine zones, there will be multiple rounds of waves at 6-7 feet through the long term. Winds will be below SCA criteria through the long term.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...Beach Hazards Statement from 8 AM EDT this morning through this evening for NCZ203-205.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening for AMZ131-137-230-231.
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 8 AM EDT Monday for AMZ135-150.
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 6 PM EDT this evening for AMZ136.
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 11 AM EDT Tuesday for AMZ152-154.
Small Craft Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 5 AM EDT Tuesday for AMZ156-158.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 16 mi54 min ENE 7G9.9 66°F 68°F29.93
41025 - Diamond Shoals 29 mi44 min NNE 12G14 64°F29.91
41120 39 mi54 min 59°F3 ft
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 45 mi54 min NE 15G16 67°F 29.91
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 46 mi54 min ENE 4.1G7 66°F 70°F29.88


Wind History for USCG Station Hatteras, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KHSE BILLY MITCHELL,NC 21 sm63 minENE 0610 smOvercast64°F59°F83%29.92
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Tide / Current for Ocracoke, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
   
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Ocracoke
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Sun -- 01:32 AM EDT     0.14 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:16 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:23 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:51 AM EDT     0.87 feet High Tide
Sun -- 01:35 PM EDT     0.15 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:46 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:10 PM EDT     0.99 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Ocracoke, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Tide feet
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Tide / Current for Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina (2)
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Hatteras Inlet
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Sun -- 12:45 AM EDT     0.23 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:15 AM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:22 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 06:48 AM EDT     1.97 feet High Tide
Sun -- 12:51 PM EDT     0.25 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:45 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:05 PM EDT     2.20 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:40 PM EDT     Sunset
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