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Sunrise 7:29AMSunset 6:20PM Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:40 PM EDT (02:40 UTC) Moonrise 4:18PMMoonset 3:36AM Illumination 93% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 12 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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AMZ136 Pamlico And Pungo Rivers- 929 Pm Edt Wed Oct 28 2020
.small craft advisory in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon...
Overnight..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to rough in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
Thu night..SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves rough. A slight chance of tstms. Showers.
Fri..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming nw in the afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon. Showers likely with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
Fri night..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy.
Sat..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Waves light chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rocky Mount, NC
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Area Discussion for - Raleigh, NC
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FXUS62 KRAH 290030 AFDRAH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Raleigh NC 830 PM EDT Wed Oct 28 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure across the Carolinas this evening will shift offshore. The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Zeta will quickly move into the southern Appalachians by Thursday morning and off the middle Atlantic coast by Thursday evening. A trailing cold front, and powerful upper level trough will sweep across the region Thursday night.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/. As of 830 PM Wednesday .

Replaced the Wind Advisory with the a Tropical Storm Warning for Forsyth, Davidson, and Guilford Counties to provide more consistent messaging with locations to the north and west, near the center of circulation. The actual hazards or impacts are unchanged but rather just a change in the headline.

Latest surface analysis shows surface high pressure moving off the Southeast coast across Hurricane Zeta moves inland across Louisiana. A cold/stationary front extends front the upper Chesapeake Bay west into the Tennessee Valley with a coastal/maritime front lifting north from the Georgia/South Carolina coast.

Zeta will weaken overnight as it rapidly pushes inland in the strong southwest flow aloft between a strong upper level ridge off the Southeast coast and a strong upper level cyclonic circulation over TX/OK. A developing warm advection profile will result in the continued transport of moisture into the region and support for areas of rain across the Mountains and foothills that will spread into the western Piedmont at times overnight. The rest of central NC should remain in a lull and dry overnight with varied cloud layers. Mile temperatures are expected with lows in the the middle 60s which is near to just a little cooler than the normal highs for this time of year. -Blaes

SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/. As of 425 PM Wednesday .

The remnants of Zeta will undergo ET transition while migrating across and offshore VA through the afternoon and evening. A shield of rain will accompany Zeta and affect primarily the NC Piedmont and nrn Coastal Plain through 18Z Thu. At the same time, a maritime Tropical front, initially stretching across nrn SC/srn NC at 12Z Thu, will be drawn nwd across cntl NC through the afternoon. The boundary layer will consequently deepen and destabilize during the midday and afternoon hours, such that strong momentum aloft will be mixed to the surface and manifest as wind gusts between 40-50 mph throughout cntl NC. A Wind Advisory has consequently been issued for all of cntl NC effective from 14Z-23Z Thu.

While gusts will generally weaken with both nocturnal cooling and the departure of the strongest flow accompanying Zeta, gusts between 30-40 mph will be possible at least intermittently overnight, in both swly flow ahead of, and nwly flow behind, a powerful cold front and trailing low accompanying a strong shortwave trough forecast to accelerate newd across the middle Atlantic early Thu night. Convection is expected to redevelop and organize into a band or two as it crosses cntl and ern NC through early Fri morning. This convection will pose a risk of locally damaging wind gusts or even an isolated tornado, though the latter potential may be mitigated over cntl NC owing to somewhat veered/swly low level flow.

It will otherwise be very warm Thu, with highs in the mid 70s to lwr 80s, and CAA-driven lows in the upr 40s to mid 50s by Fri morning.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 200 PM Wednesday .

Friday and Saturday: The surface low will shift off the mid-Atlantic coast Friday morning as the upper shortwave exits northeast of the area. A cold front will (have) push(ed) through central NC (Thursday night) early Friday in the wake of the low. Strong northwesterly flow will advect some cooler, drier air into the area as high pressure builds east with skies clearing out as well. Expect dry weather to persist through Saturday night as the high ridges south through central NC. As expected, temperatures will trend downward through Saturday, with highs in the 60s on Friday but only reaching mid 50s to low 60s on Saturday. Lows Friday night in the upper 30s NW to mid 40s SE, increasing a couple of degrees for Saturday night.

Sunday onward: An upper trough will dig southeast out of central Canada, extending through the Great Lakes and into the TN Valley on Sunday and quickly moving east through the eastern US Sunday night. A cold front will develop at the surface in response to the system aloft and move through central NC on Sunday/Sunday night. Ahead of the front, southwesterly flow will advect some warmer air into the area, with highs in the low 60s NW to around 70 degrees SE. Cold Canadian high pressure will dive south through the Plains and into the Deep South, largely remaining west of the Appalachians through Monday, but will ridge eastward into the mid-Atlantic and Southeast US Monday and Tuesday. There is still a slight chance for some precipitation over the area Sunday/Sunday night as the upper trough swings through, however the models have trended drier. Cool, dry weather is expected for Monday through Wednesday as the high moves east-northeast through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic. Highs will top out in the upper 40s to mid 50s on Monday, moderating a bit for Tuesday, mid 50s to low 60s. Lowest lows will be on Monday night, bottoming out in the mid 30s across the area. Otherwise, lows in the mid 30s NW to low 40s SE are expected.

AVIATION /00Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 816 PM Wednesday .

Light rain will continue to track over the northwest Piedmont and Triad through the overnight and tomorrow as moisture continues to stream north and east with the approach of Zeta. This should keep IFR/MVFR ceilings at GSO/INT through 18Z tomorrow. Elsewhere, VFR conditions are expected at RDU/RWI/FAY prior to 09Z as the central Piedmont and Coastal Plain remain in drier air at the lower levels. A drop to IFR/MVFR ceilings are expected between 11Z and 16Z with the approach of Zeta and warm frontal boundary, with IFR ceilings returning by 19Z. Strong southwesterly low-level flow will with the approach of Zeta will promote both low level wind shear and also strong surface winds between 25 and 40 knots. These winds should develop between 14 and 18Z. Zeta moves off into eastern Virginia by tomorrow afternoon, but a strong cold front will be tracking through after 00Z. Some isolated storms are possible in the Triad prior to the end of the TAF period, but think most activity should hold off until after 00Z.

Outlook: Zeta will move into far eastern Virginia and eventually the Atlantic Ocean by tomorrow night. However, in its wake, a strong cold front will track through in the evening hours, leading to showers and some thunderstorms. The front passes through late Thursday night/early Friday and winds become northwesterly behind it. Expect gusty winds to persist into Friday. High pressure takes over with VFR conditions expected through the period. Another cold front approaches late Sunday and Monday.

RAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Wind Advisory from 10 AM to 7 PM EDT Thursday for NCZ007>011- 023>028-039>043-073>078-083>086-088-089. Tropical Storm Warning for NCZ021-022-038.

SYNOPSIS . Blaes NEAR TERM . Blaes SHORT TERM . MWS LONG TERM . KCP AVIATION . Kren/NP


Weather Reporting Stations
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MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 98 mi113 min 69°F

Wind History for Money Point, VA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport, NC8 mi48 minN 010.00 miOvercast67°F66°F97%1016.8 hPa
Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport, NC15 mi66 minN 03.50 miFog/Mist65°F64°F98%1016.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk
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Wed -- 03:10 AM EDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:31 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:31 AM EDT     4.28 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:35 PM EDT     0.65 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:12 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:13 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:46 PM EDT     4.12 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Hollidays Point (bridge), Virginia
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Hollidays Point (bridge)
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Wed -- 02:38 AM EDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:30 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 07:26 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:45 AM EDT     3.42 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:03 PM EDT     0.55 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 05:12 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:12 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:00 PM EDT     3.29 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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