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

February 20, 2024 4:28 PM EST (21:28 UTC) Change Location
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AMZ131 Alligator River- 314 Pm Est Tue Feb 20 2024

.small craft advisory in effect until 3 am est Wednesday - .

Tonight - NE winds around 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.

Wed - N winds around 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.

Wed night - N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.

Thu - N winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon.

Thu night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers after midnight.

Fri - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Showers likely, mainly in the morning.

Fri night - NW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.

Sat - N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.

Sun - NW winds around 10 kt, becoming sw. Waves light chop.

AMZ100 314 Pm Est Tue Feb 20 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - The gradient will remain strong between deepening low pressure well offshore and strengthening ridging inland through tomorrow. High pressure will continue to build in through mid-week with gradually increasing swell from low pressure passing well offshore through the rest of the week. The next frontal system will approach the area late week.


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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 202012 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 312 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2024

SYNOPSIS
Low pressure will deepen well offshore through mid-week as ridging persists inland. The next frontal system will impact the area later Thursday and Friday. High pressure returns by late weekend into early next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
As of 3 PM Tues...Mid/upper level cloudiness associated with an upper level low continues to move slowly offshore this afternoon, with mostly sunny skies present for all but the Outer Banks and Pamlico-Albemarle peninsula. Inland temps have risen into the mid 50s, while upper 40s to low 50s remain along the coast. Surface high pressure will remain in place tonight and keep skies mostly clear. Breezy conditions will continue as a tight gradient remains in place between the high and a deepening low several hundred miles off the NC coast. The light wind should hold up an otherwise prime radiational cooling night, but even so temperatures will drop into the low 30s or even upper 20s over the coastal plain, and mid to upper 30s closer to the coast (40s beaches).

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY/
As of 3 PM Tues...Very similar conditions to Tuesday are expected Wednesday with a ridge of high pressure over the Eastern Seaboard, and a strong area of low pressure out over the western Atlantic. The gradient between the two will remain tight locally, but will be slightly weaker than Tuesday (20-30 mph winds on OBX, 15-20 mph inland). High temps should reach the mid to upper 50s for most inland locations while areas along the Outer Banks and Inner Banks remain in the upper 40s to low 50s due to the onshore flow off cold waters. Skies will be mostly sunny inland while across the Outer Banks a mix of sun and clouds are expected.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/
As of 3 PM Tuesday...A series of mid-level troughs push across the area by the middle portion of this week, however SFC high pressure will continue to dominate with dry conditions prevailing across ENC through most of the work week. A front will pass through the area Friday, bringing the next best chance of rain.

Thurs will be the transition period between Nerly low level flow flipping around the SWerly ahead of the next front. Out of phase mid and upper level troughs continue pushing offshore and out to sea leading to more zonal flow aloft midweek. The SFC low well offshore centered ~500mi due E of Hatt midmorning Wednesday will continue funneling cool high pressure over the area from the N. With winds expected to decouple inland and mostly clear skies overnight, have trended forecast toward the cooler side of guidance, particularly for MinTs Wed night/Thurs am. Very minimal changes to forecast for the front at the end of the week stemming from a SFC low digging S toward the Great Lakes through Canada. The front swings through the Plains Thurs, reaching the Wern reaches of NC early Friday. Cloud coverage increases Thursday into Fri. This strong frontal system is expected to finally bring a few showers after midnight Thursday night into Friday. However, moisture content is less than impressive, with the highest PWAT values associated with FROPA just above one inch. With FROPA occuring around peak heating, some instability may be in play which could lead to some thunder. For now, have kept forecast thunder free but will continue to monitor. High pressure briefly builds over the FA behind the front, pushing offshore late Sunday.

Temps display warming trend continuing through the work week with MaxTs in the mid 60s Thurs and Fri in the Serly flow ahead of the front. We cool off briefly behind the front next weekend.

AVIATION /19Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Wednesday Afternoon/...
As of 3 PM Tues...VFR conditions are present this afternoon across the airspace, and are expected to continue through the TAF period. An upper level low which has provided areas of mid/high clouds will continue to slide off the coast through tonight, with skies remaining mostly clear inland and over the TAF sites. A persistent breeze, gusting to 20-25 mph this afternoon, will continue tonight which will limit surface moisture pooling and the threat of any fog. Mostly sunny skies with a continued north breeze continues tomorrow.

LONG TERM /Wednesday Night through Sunday/...
As of 3 PM Tuesday...Pred VFR conditions expected in the long term. A cold front moves through the area Friday bringing the next best chance of rain and flight restrictions.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Wednesday/...
As of 3 PM Tues...Small craft conditions will continue through tomorrow for most of the coastal waters and inland sounds/rivers as a tight pressure gradient persists between high pressure to the west and a deep low pressure system off the NC coast.

Winds of 20-25 kts with gusts to 30 kts will continue through much of tonight. By early tomorrow morning, the strongest winds will shift to the coast and offshore while areas across the inland sounds and rivers see winds subside to 10-20 kts. North winds of 20-30 kts will continue across the coastal waters tomorrow, and finally begin to weaken by tomorrow evening.

Seas will be mostly 5-8 ft through tomorrow morning, and then will increase tomorrow to 6-10 ft north of Cape Lookout as long period swell from the offshore low arrives and increases.

LONG TERM /Wednesday Night through Sunday/...
As of 3 PM Tues...SCA conditions across the coastal waters will continue into this weekend. Lull in strong winds Thurs as winds flip around to become SWerly late Thurs 10kt or less in the afternoon but will increase in speed to become 15-25G30kt by Fri morning ahead of the next front to pass through area waters late Fri.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
As of 3 PM Tues...Strong long period swell (8-10 ft) from a low pressure system well offshore will lead to a risk of beach erosion and minor ocean overwash Thursday and Friday during times around high tide. The threat will be greatest in the vicinity of compromised dune structures.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...None.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 3 AM EST Wednesday for AMZ131-230- 231.
Small Craft Advisory until 9 PM EST Wednesday for AMZ135.
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EST Saturday for AMZ150-156- 158.
Small Craft Advisory until midnight EST Saturday night for AMZ152-154.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesinHgDewPt
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 30 mi58 min NNE 14G23 46°F 47°F30.33
HCGN7 - 8654467 - Hatteras, NC 38 mi58 min N 24G28 46°F 48°F30.27
44095 40 mi62 min 46°F7 ft
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 40 mi58 min NNE 24G27 44°F 30.32
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 41 mi62 min 45°F6 ft
44086 42 mi62 min 46°F7 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 48 mi58 min 45°F 46°F7 ft


Wind History for Oregon Inlet Marina, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTempDewPtRHinHg
KMQI27 sm18 minNE 16G2210 smClear46°F37°F71%30.32
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Tide / Current for Old House Channel, North Carolina
   
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Old House Channel
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Tue -- 04:41 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:48 AM EST     0.64 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:37 PM EST     0.05 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:08 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:48 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:01 PM EST     0.51 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current for Davis Slough, North Carolina
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Davis Slough
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Tue -- 04:41 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 05:23 AM EST     0.83 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:43 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:08 PM EST     0.06 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:08 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:36 PM EST     0.66 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:48 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 11:57 PM EST     0.00 feet Low Tide
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