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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Kitty Hawk, NC

June 21, 2024 11:47 PM EDT (03:47 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 5:46 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
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AMZ130 Albemarle Sound- 307 Pm Edt Thu Apr 4 2019

Tonight - E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Fri - E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.

Fri night - SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers.

Sat - W winds around 5 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.

Sat night - N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening.

Sun - N winds around 5 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft.

Sun night - SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Mon - S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Tue - SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

AMZ100 1001 Pm Edt Fri Jun 21 2024

Synopsis for eastern north carolina coastal waters - Coastal troughing continues through Sunday, while high pressure shifts offshore over the weekend, and continuing into the upcoming week. A front approaches on Monday, with another front affecting the region on Thursday.


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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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FXUS62 KMHX 220205 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1005 PM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024

SYNOPSIS
Coastal troughing continues through Sunday, while high pressure shifts offshore over the weekend, and continuing into the upcoming week. A front approaches on Monday, with another front affecting the region on Thursday.

NEAR TERM /OVERNIGHT/
As of 1005 PM Fri...No significant changes to the forecast on this update. Warm and muggy conditions will continue tonight with a threat for patchy fog development later this evening.

Prev Disc...Diurnal iso/sct showers will end by early evening, with quiet/warm/muggy conditions tonight. Main challenge tonight will be fog coverage and density tonight. HRRR cont a 20-40% chance of more impactful fog developing (<1/2 mile), and this will be something we'll continue to monitor in later forecasts. For now, have patchy fog mentioned generally west of Hwy 17. Used persistence from last night's fog, affecting the swrn counties the hardest. If more of a low stratus deck develops instead, this would tend to limit the dense fog potential.

A renegade offshore shower may migrate onshore, esp late tonight.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY/
As of 3 PM Fri...Similar synoptic setup for Sat expected, with some iso/sct coastal showers developing in the morning and migrating inland through the day. Think that areas north of Hwy 70 will remain mainly dry once again. No thunder fcst once again, as forcing is very weak and not much upper support despite some decent instability vals. Warm and humid with highs in the mid 90s northwest, to low 90s elsewhere inland, and 80s coast. Heat indices will not be an issue, and generally remain at 100 or lower.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/
As of 4 AM Friday...

Sunday...Surface high pressure over the Atlantic continues to travel east, which will put ENC under southwesterly flow and start a warming and moistening trend. Along the east coast, coastal troughing will develop and last through the weekend. The main lacking ingredient for a much needed widespread rainfall event is instability, so the majority of shower and thunderstorm activity will likely develop along the seabreeze. Of more concern is the oppressive heat, especially on Sunday, when "feels like" temperatures are expected to reach 100-105F.

Monday-Friday...We'll remain mostly under southerly flow, which will pump in ample moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and increase humidity to uncomfortable levels. Diurnal PoPs are in the forecast each day but better chances will be on Monday and Thursday due to a series of frontal passages. The main points of focus for the coming week will be triple digit "feels like" temperatures and the potential for strong to marginally severe storms on Monday.

- Dangerous Heat: With increasing heat and humidity, heat indices will reach the upper 90s to low 100s each day this week. This raises concern for heat related illnesses for those spending time outdoors. No heat headlines are in place as of now, but trends will be monitored.

- Monday Storms: Instability and deep layer shear look to be plentiful across the area. If this holds, some strong to severe storms are possible.

AVIATION /02Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
SHORT TERM /through Saturday/...
As of 710 PM Fri... Not much change in the forecast for tonight as we are starting to see cloud cover rapidly dissipate across ENC this evening with the loss of daytime heating. THis will allow for VFR ceilings and vis through at least early evening across the area. Moistening low-levels plus calm to light winds later tonight looks to be supportive of IFR conditions (either from low CIGs or BR/FG). Have both ceilings and vis in the IFR range so 1 kft or less and less than 3 miles primarily after 06Z tonight. However continue to monitor for some potential dense fog as has happened last night for southern TAF sites (KEWN and KOAJ). If dense fog were to occur it would likely be between 08-11Z Sat. By about 12-14Z, any low ceilings/vis will quickly dissipate and VFR conditions are then forecast through midday.
Much like today some iso to widely scattered shower and tstm activity will be possible after 16Z on Sat though given the isolated nature of this activity have held off on including it in the TAFs just yet. Winds continue to remain relatively light out of the S tomorrow as well.

LONG TERM /Sat night through Wed/...
As of 4 AM Friday...SHRA and TSRA development are possible each day along the seabreeze. Monday will present the best opportunity for sub- VFR conditions given an environment that could support strong to marginally severe storms. Winds will generally be SW with 20 kt gusts possible late Sunday.

MARINE
SHORT TERM /through Sat/...
As of 3 PM Fri...Shra will cont to dot the srn coastal waters through tonight into Sun as weak tropical disturbance well to the south ambles near the GA coast. Winds will be light srly tonight generally around 10 kt with seas subsiding to 2-4 ft.
Winds pick up on Sat as thermal gradient tightens and high pres shifts further offshore, with speeds of 10-20 kt by later in the afternoon. Seas will cont around 2-4 ft.

LONG TERM /Saturday night through Wed/...
As of 4 AM Friday...Sub- SCA conditions will persist until Sunday when SW winds increase to 15-20 kt with gusts to 25 kt.
Seas will be 2-3 ft on Saturday and build to 3-5 by later Sunday. The new week will continue similar conditions with gusts possibly dipping just below SCA criteria. Conditions improve Tuesday after a cold front passes through, which will generate variable winds at 10 kt or less and 3-4 ft seas diminishing to 2-3 ft. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible each day but Monday presents the best chance for some to be stronger to marginally severe.

FIRE WEATHER
As of 3 PM Fri...A coastal trough will continue through Sunday, with higher RH and some isolated to scattered showers for coastal counties. Inland, it will cont hot and dry through the weekend, with lower RH. Winds will be southerly on Saturday, then increase on Sunday and become gusty with speeds up to 20 mph. RH will steadily increase each day as well, with minimum RH values in the 40s and 50s. Despite the increasing RH, fine fuels remain very dry thanks to a lack of appreciable rainfall of late, and this will overlap with breezy conditions on Sunday, potentially supporting elevated fire concerns.

For the area at large, the better chance of wetting rainfall comes Monday. From a climatology standpoint, the recent stretch of dry weather is noteworthy. For most of Eastern NC, it's been at least 2 weeks since the last wetting rainfall. For a deeper rainfall (ie. 0.25" or more), it's been almost a month for most of the area.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
NC...Beach Hazards Statement through Saturday evening for NCZ195- 196-199-203>205.
MARINE...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 16 mi48 minSSE 8.9G12 76°F 30.18
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 18 mi52 min 77°F3 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 26 mi48 min 78°F 77°F3 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 29 mi48 minSSE 4.1G7 77°F 85°F30.22
44086 30 mi52 min 78°F3 ft
44095 40 mi52 min 76°F3 ft
41082 46 mi168 minS 9.7 78°F 30.18


Wind History for Duck, NC
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Tide / Current for Kitty Hawk (ocean), North Carolina
   
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Kitty Hawk (ocean)
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Fri -- 01:44 AM EDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:54 AM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 05:46 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:31 AM EDT     2.98 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:25 PM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 07:50 PM EDT     3.94 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:37 PM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 09:10 PM EDT     Full Moon
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Tide / Current for FRF Pier, Duck, North Carolina
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FRF Pier, Duck, North Carolina, Tide feet


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