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Vandemere, NC

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Sunrise 6:51AMSunset 7:31PM Thursday April 2, 2020 4:44 AM EDT (08:44 UTC) Moonrise 12:21PMMoonset 2:15AM Illumination 68% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 9 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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AMZ135 Pamlico Sound- 259 Am Edt Thu Apr 2 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Saturday evening...
Today..NW winds 15 to 20 kt...a few gusts to 25 kt early. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Fri..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 3 ft.
Fri night..N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming s. Waves around 2 ft, then 1 ft.
Mon..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Vandemere, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 020737 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 337 AM EDT Thu Apr 2 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will build over the area into the weekend, as low pressure lingers over the Atlantic. High pressure then strengthens offshore early next week, as a weak boundary moves into the region.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/. 245 AM Thu . Deep low pres will cont well to the NE with high pres to the W. Some patchy mid clouds over the region will cont to grad diminish and expect mostly sunny skies today. After a chilly start inland temps will rise into the low and mid 60s most spots.

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT/. As of 245 AM Thu . Not much change in pattern with high pres to the W and low pres well to the NE. The low does drift W a bit producing a tighter pres grdnt with gusty NW winds coast, however atms remains dry with mclr skies. Shld have light mixing inland with lows upr 30s to lower 40s . beaches mostly mid/upr 40s.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As 300 AM Thurs . Cool, but moderating conditions are expected into the weekend, as a large low pressure system meanders off the Mid-Atlantic coast. High pressure then builds into the area early next week, and then shifts offshore, leading to warmer, but more unsettled conditions through mid week.

Friday and Saturday . Jet stream blocking will lead to the retrograde of an expansive and strong low pressure system from the New England coast, south towards Bermuda. Locally, this will lead to continued northwest/northerly flow with stronger winds through Saturday as the low makes its closest approach to the area. Could see close to Gale Force winds across the Outer Banks again which could lead to some additional minor coastal flooding, see Coastal Flood section below for more details.

Dry conditions are expected though, and temperatures will be slightly below average with highs in the mid to upper 60s for most. Closer to the NE NC coast strong northerly winds off the cool ocean will lead to highs 50s to low 60s.

Sunday through Wednesday . High pressure will build over the area early Sunday morning, and shift offshore late in the day. Expect temps a bit warmer, with readings reaching the low 70s inland, and 60s closer to the coast.

High pressure then strengthens offshore Monday and Tuesday while a weak boundary moves into the region. This along with subtle upper level disturbances moving overhead, will lead to increasingly unsettled weather through midweek. Could also see an isolated thunderstorm with temperatures warming well into the 70s inland.

AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 1225 AM Thu . VFR shld dominate this period. Some patchy mid clouds poss nrn tier next few hours otherwise mainly clr skies thru rest of period. Winds have decoupled inland and temps are near dewpts so cant rule out brief patchy fog espcly at PGV. NW winds will increase with mixing from mid morning thru late aftn with gusts 15 to 20 kts.

Long Term /Friday through Monday/ . As of 320 AM Thurs . VFR conditions are expected through the period. Dry weather expected through Monday, when some isolated showers are possible.

MARINE. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 245 AM Thu . Deep low pres to the NE will drift W to SW a bit this period with high pres to the W. Decent pres grdnt will cont over the region with bouts of gusty winds. Expect a mini surge of NW winds around daybreak with speeds 15 to 25 kts. Winds diminish a bit into the aftn then increase again tonight to 20 to 30 kts as pres grdnt tightens as low retrogrades a bit closer. Will be close to Small Craft Advisory for Pamlico Sound early this morn but will keep just below. Did add the sounds to SCA tonight as winds expected to at least gust aoa 25 kts. Over the coastal wtrs will cont SCA as seas will remain elevated especially central and N. Seas of 6 to 10 ft N will subside a bit today to 5 to 8 ft and cont in that range tonight. Over srn wtrs seas will be mostly 4 to 6 ft with some 7 footers outer wtrs this morn.

Long Term /Friday through Monday/ . As of 330 AM Thurs . Strong NW/N winds will continue Friday and into the weekend, as a large low pressure systems sits off the New England coast, and eventually retrogrades south towards Bermuda. Winds will be NW 15-25 kts Friday with gusts close to Gale Force, turning to the north on Saturday. Winds finally subside Sunday, and then turn to the south late in the day. SW winds then strengthen to 10-20 kts on Monday.

Seas will be elevated and dangerous Friday through the weekend peaking at 8-12 ft east and north of Cape Lookout, while remaining 3-6 ft across the southern waters. Seas will subside through the day Sunday, but remain 5-7 ft on Monday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 245 AM Thu . Seas will grad subside today with waves in surf zone grad dropping below 8 ft this morn and will allow High Surf Advisory N of Cape Hatteras to expire at 7 AM.

Coastal concerns will continue along the Outer Banks this weekend, as low pressures over the Atlantic strengthens and retrogrades back towards the East Coast. Beaches will begin to see long period swell from the distant low arrive Friday, peaking Saturday and Saturday night. Confidence is increasing that the Outer Banks will see large powerful wave action and prolonged period of wave run up (double digit seas with periods 14-15 seconds), with the threats for very rough surf, coastal flooding, beach erosion and ocean overwash. Moderate to potentially significant impacts will be possible for ocean side locations of the Outer Banks. This could impact portions of Highway 12, especially at times of high tide.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . High Surf Advisory until 7 AM EDT this morning for NCZ203-205. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory from midnight tonight to 8 PM EDT Saturday for AMZ135. Small Craft Advisory from 4 AM to 5 PM EDT Friday for AMZ131- 230-231. Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Monday for AMZ150-152-154- 156-158.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 31 mi75 min WNW 4.1 G 6 48°F 60°F1013.2 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 38 mi45 min WNW 12 G 14 52°F 1013.1 hPa (-0.8)48°F
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 50 mi75 min WNW 16 G 19 53°F 58°F1011.6 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Piney Island, Bt-11 Bombing Range, NC14 mi4.8 hrsWNW 710.00 miFair49°F39°F71%1013.7 hPa
New Bern, Craven County Regional Airport, NC22 mi51 minWSW 510.00 miMostly Cloudy41°F37°F86%1013.6 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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Thu -- 03:14 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:59 AM EDT     2.13 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 10:54 AM EDT     0.39 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:33 PM EDT     1.82 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:56 PM EDT     0.25 feet Low 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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Thu -- 03:13 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 04:58 AM EDT     1.82 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:16 PM EDT     0.32 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 05:32 PM EDT     1.56 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:28 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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