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River Road, NC

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9/4/2019 Fixed the weather maps due to NOAA moving them.
7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 5:28PM Thursday January 23, 2020 2:47 AM EST (07:47 UTC) Moonrise 6:21AMMoonset 4:20PM 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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AMZ135 Pamlico Sound- 226 Am Est Thu Jan 23 2020
Today..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Fri..E winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Fri night..SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers with a chance of tstms after midnight.
Sat..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms in the morning.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft, then 1 ft. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near River Road, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 230245 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 945 PM EST Wed Jan 22 2020

SYNOPSIS. Cold high pressure will prevail across the region through tomorrow. Low pressure and its associated cold front will impact the area late Friday into Saturday. High pressure builds in behind the front through early next week.

NEAR TERM /OVERNIGHT/. As of 945 PM Wed . No significant changes needed to previous forecast for update. Amplified pattern over the CONUS with upper level ridging building over the southeast between a trough digging into the southern plains and another spurring cyclogenesis well northeast of the Bahamas. At the surface, broad high pressure remains planted over much of the east coast.

Quiet weather expected tonight with increasing high clouds associated with developing low pressure over the southern Mississippi valley. A weak coastal trough is forecast to drift towards the Outer Banks overnight and may produce a few isolated showers across the area before dawn. Model soundings suggest just enough low level moisture to support weak shower activity and introduced slight chance PoPs. Lows fall into the upper 20s inland with upper 30s to lower 40s beaches, although think increasing cirrus overnight will somewhat limit lows.

SHORT TERM /THURSDAY/. As of 335 PM Wed . Upper level ridge begins to shift offshore Thursday but high pressure will remain in control with weak troughing continuing to linger along the coast. The threat for an isolated shower or two will remain for portions of the Outer Banks tomorrow. Cirrus coverage will continue to increase as aforementioned trough over the southern plains continues to dig towards the Gulf Coast. 1000-850 mb low level thicknesses of around 1340 m support highs in the low to mid 50s.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 340 PM Wed . Seasonable conditions on tap Thursday ahead of a cold front that will bring rainfall to much of the area later Friday into Saturday. Settled conditions return later Saturday into early next week as high pressure builds in behind the front.

Thursday night through Saturday . A cold front associated with stacked low pressure lifting from the Ohio Valley towards the Northeast will approach the area Friday, crossing Saturday morning. Models have trended a bit stronger with the prefrontal southerly LLJ and WAA as there is now good agreement for a wave of low pressure developing within the front to lift across central NC toward the Mid-Atlantic coast. This will allow Pwat values to climb to near 1.25 in, around 2 standard deviations above normal for this time of year, and, given the dynamic enhancement from the wave passing just to our west, 0.25-0.5 in QPF is likely across the area Friday evening through Saturday morning in mainly light to moderate showers. Low mid- level lapse rates will limit instability and severe weather is not expected.

High pressure centered over the Gulf Coast will build in in earnest behind the front later Saturday. Westerly post-frontal low level trajectories indicate that CAA will be very modest Saturday afternoon and overnight.

Sunday through Tuesday . Deep layer subsidence will keep a dry forecast in place late in the weekend into early next week. High pressure building in from the southwest will generally be mild, and near normal temps are expected.

AVIATION /03Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. Short Term /through Thursday/ . As of 615 PM Wed . Pred VFR conditions expected through the period, however there is potential for period of MVFR ceilings early Thu morning. Cirrus coverage is expected to increase later tonight as next low pressure system takes shape over the southern plains. Some guidance, NAM and HREF, continue to suggest some MVFR ceilings to develop around sunrise Thu morning but think drier airmass and ongoing subsidence aloft will limit any cig restrictions.

Long Term /Thursday night through Sunday/ . As of 345 PM Wed . There is potential for low stratus development Thursday night as low level flow becomes more onshore. VFR prevail again Friday before sub-VFR, and likely IFR, ceilings arrive Friday night as a wave of low pressure passes just inland, dragging a cold front across the area Saturday morning. VFR conditions return behind the front Saturday, prevailing into early next week.

MARINE. Short Term /through Thursday/ . As of 945 PM Wed . Latest obs show N/NE winds 15-25 kt gusting to 30 kt across the outer waters with seas 5-8 ft. SCAs will remain in effect through the period for the waters. North/northeasterly flow continues for the period, gradually weakening Thursday although sustained winds of 15-20 kt are still forecast. Hazardous winds will end over the Pamlico Sound through late tonight, but hazardous seas exceeding 6 feet are expected to continue for all coastal waters through the period.

Long Term /Thursday night through Sunday/ . As of 3 AM Wed . Light to moderate easterly flow prevails Friday before winds become southerly and quickly increase back to breezy Friday night ahead of an approaching cold front. Wind become westerly behind the front into early next week.

Hazardous seas (4-7 ft) continue Thursday and Friday, before seas increase with the arrival a southerly windswell Friday night, peaking at 6-10 ft around sunrise Saturday. Seas then gradually subside through the rest of the weekend.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 345 PM Wed . Low pressure moving from off the Southeast coast toward the central Atlantic could result in elevated tide levels on the ocean and near inlets into the weekend.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 1 AM EST Thursday for AMZ135. Small Craft Advisory until 8 AM EST Monday for AMZ152-154. Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST Sunday for AMZ156-158. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EST Sunday for AMZ150.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . CQD/MS SHORT TERM . MS LONG TERM . RTE AVIATION . RTE/CQD/MS MARINE . RTE/CQD/MS TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
BFTN7 - 8656483 - Beaufort, NC 56 mi54 min N 9.9 G 15 41°F 46°F1025.9 hPa
CLKN7 - Cape Lookout, NC 65 mi48 min N 11 G 16 42°F 1025.8 hPa (-1.4)42°F
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 71 mi54 min NNE 17 G 20 44°F 42°F1024.8 hPa

Wind History for Beaufort, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Washington, Warren Field Airport, NC6 mi53 minN 010.00 miFair30°F27°F90%1028.1 hPa
Pitt-Greenville Airport, NC23 mi53 minN 010.00 miFair30°F28°F93%1028.1 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KOCW

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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 -- 01:27 AM EST     -0.28 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:18 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:45 AM EST     2.20 feet High Tide
Thu -- 02:25 PM EST     -0.19 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:21 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 05:26 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:00 PM EST     1.71 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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Thu -- 02:49 AM EST     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:18 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 07:10 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:44 AM EST     1.88 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:47 PM EST     -0.15 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:21 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 05:25 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:59 PM EST     1.46 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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