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Kitty Hawk, NC

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Sunrise 6:52AMSunset 7:01PM Wednesday September 23, 2020 2:16 PM EDT (18:16 UTC) Moonrise 12:54PMMoonset 10:44PM Illumination 39% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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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AMZ230 Albemarle Sound- 107 Pm Edt Wed Sep 23 2020
This afternoon..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
Thu..SW winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Occasional sprinkles.
Thu night..S winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft. Occasional sprinkles in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers. A slight chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Fri night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
Sat..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 1223 Pm Edt Wed Sep 23 2020
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Weak high pressure will settle off of the southeast coast mid to late week. Long period swells from former hurricane teddy will gradually diminish over the next couple of days.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kitty Hawk, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 231713 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 113 PM EDT Wed Sep 23 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure will slide to the south today and move offshore tonight. The remnants of Beta will reach the Carolinas Friday leading to periods of rain. A cold front will move slowly across the area early next week.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 100 PM Wed . Temps warming quickly early this afternoon, with readings up into the 70s. Mostly sunny conditions will continue the rest of today, with the exception of some upper level cirrus. 850 mb temps have increased almost 10 C from last night, which will allow temps to climb into the upper 70s, and possibly 80.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM THURSDAY/. As of 300 AM Wed . The sfc high will be offshore with SW flow to return. Conditions will remain dry and pleasant, though mid to high clouds will thicken overnight. Expect overnight lows in the mid/upper 50s inland and mid/upper 60s along the beaches.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 245 AM Wednesday . Upper level ridging and broad surface high pressure will prevail over the region through Thursday, keeping conditions over eastern NC seasonable and dry. Late in the week and over the weekend, some moisture from Tropical Cyclone Beta will stream northeast over the Carolinas and in combination with a south to southeast flow of moisture off of the Atlantic, will bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms to Eastern NC, especially on friday and Friday night. A cold front is forecast to move slowly across the area early next week.

Thursday . Continued dry and pleasant with moderating temperatures as high pressure surface and aloft prevails. As the high drifts off of the coast, resulting backing winds to the west/southwest will lead to warmer high temperatures in the mid to possibly upper 70s depending on cloud cover.

Friday through Sunday . The models have come in to better agreement late week into the weekend. Consensus is for a wet period Friday and Friday night as warm advection and moisture advection from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Beta and low level southerly flow off of the Atlantic support scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms across the area. Have increased PoPs Fri to likely now that the guidance has come into much better agreement. Over the weekend, the initial surge of deep moisture will move east of the area along with the best forcing as high pressure surface and aloft build over the area, thus chances of precipitation will be less than Friday and will continue chance PoPs for a few mainly diurnal showers and thunderstorms. Highs will warm from the mid to upper 70s Friday to around 80 Sat, and into the lower 80s Sunday.

Early to mid next week . The upper flow is forecast to become more amplified next week with an Eastern upper trough developing. The leading edge of the trough will be associated with a strong surface cold front which will move slowly across the Mid Atlantic and will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms through the period. Highs will be in the lower 80s Mon and Tue.

AVIATION /17Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. Short Term /through Thursday afternoon/ . As of 110 PM Wed . VFR conditions expected to continue through the short term. Skies will remain mostly clear through this evening, when high based cirrus move over the area overnight. Cirrus will become thicker towards morning and through the day tomorrow, with some sprinkles possible. Otherwise, no other cloud bases expected with mostly light winds.

Long Term /Thursday through Sunday/ . As of 245 AM Wednesday . Strong high pressure will reside over the eastern CONUS Thursday, keeping VFR conditions and dry weather in place. Scattered to numerous showers and possible thunderstorms will be possible on Fri and Fri night with occasional sub VFR conditions expected. Showers and possible thunderstorms will become isolated to scattered Sat and Sunday with only brief periods of sub VFR conditions anticipated.

MARINE. Short Term /Through Tonight/ . As of 645 AM Wed . Dangerous boating conditions continue through tonight. The latest buoy observations are showing NW 5-15 knots and seas 10-15 ft north of Diamond Shoals and 6-12 ft south. Small Craft Adv continues across the coastal waters as large swells remain. NW winds 5-15 knots, becoming west at 5-10 kts this afternoon. Seas will remain high during the morning, then gradually subsiding 5-10 ft by the afternoon. Tonight, W winds around 5 knots, and seas will continue to subside to 4-6 ft overnight.

Long Term /Thursday through Sunday/ . As of 245 AM Wednesday . Ongoing lingering swell to 6 ft over the central waters early Thu will quickly subside below 6 ft by late morning, falling to 2-4 ft in the afternoon. Winds will be mainly S/SW 5-15 kt through the weekend with seas 2-3 ft from Thursday night into Sunday.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 245 AM Wednesday . Significant overwash again occurred yesterday's high tide across the Outer Banks, there will be a decent drop off in expected water levels and wave run up going into today's high tide. As a result, will continue with previously issued Coastal Flood Advisory as numerous, and now vulnerable, areas will likely see at least minor overwash again this afternoon. Expect dune and beach erosion to continue today, as well breaking waves remain high through this afternoon.

Elsewhere, soundside impacts along the southern Pamlico Sound and Neuse River will continue through this afternoon. Though winds will have subsided, water will be slow to drain from the complex inner coastline, and combined with still quite high astronomical tides, will lead to continued minor flooding threat today.

On Ocracoke Island, continued large wave action and run up will lead to continued beach and dune erosion, as well as overwash onto NC 12 north of the village.

The High Surf Advisory continues into this afternoon between Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras, and through tonight for the beaches north of Cape Hatteras.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . Beach Hazards Statement until 8 PM EDT this evening for NCZ195- 196-199-203>205. High Surf Advisory until 2 AM EDT Thursday for NCZ203-205. Coastal Flood Advisory until 5 PM EDT this afternoon for NCZ203-205. Coastal Flood Advisory until 4 PM EDT this afternoon for NCZ094-194>196-199-204. High Surf Advisory until 5 PM EDT this afternoon for NCZ196- 204. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EDT Thursday for AMZ152-154. Small Craft Advisory until 2 AM EDT Thursday for AMZ150-156- 158.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . SGK SHORT TERM . BM LONG TERM . JME/SGK AVIATION . JME/SGK MARINE . JME/BM TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING . MHX


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 16 mi46 min NNE 5.1 G 5.1 67°F 1016.9 hPa
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 18 mi20 min 71°F6 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 26 mi20 min 73°F9 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 29 mi46 min WSW 4.1 G 5.1 68°F 1017.2 hPa
44086 30 mi33 min 73°F10 ft
44095 40 mi20 min 73°F12 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC17 mi21 minW 510.00 miFair69°F52°F55%1016.9 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC17 mi21 minNW 510.00 miFair71°F51°F51%1017.3 hPa
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC18 mi22 minN 410.00 miFair78°F52°F40%1016.7 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KFFA

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Tide / Current Tables for Kitty Hawk (ocean), North Carolina
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Kitty Hawk (ocean)
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Wed -- 12:31 AM EDT     3.41 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:34 AM EDT     0.37 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:51 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:06 PM EDT     4.12 feet High Tide
Wed -- 01:52 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:57 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 07:45 PM EDT     0.59 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:56 PM EDT     First Quarter
Wed -- 11:42 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Duck Pier, outside, North Carolina (2)
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Duck Pier
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Wed -- 12:35 AM EDT     3.44 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:34 AM EDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:52 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 01:10 PM EDT     4.15 feet High Tide
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Wed -- 07:45 PM EDT     0.55 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 09:56 PM EDT     First Quarter
Wed -- 11:42 PM EDT     Moonset
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