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Kitty Hawk, NC

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 5:19PM Monday January 20, 2020 7:25 AM EST (12:25 UTC) Moonrise 3:20AMMoonset 1:44PM Illumination 22% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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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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.


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 201100 AFDMHX

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 600 AM EST Mon Jan 20 2020

SYNOPSIS. Cold high pressure will prevail across the region for most of the week. Low pressure and its associated cold front will impact the area next weekend.

NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. As of 600 AM Monday . No changes to previous thinking. Strong surface high pressure (currently around 1045 mb) will continue to slowly build over the area from the NW through tonight. Associated cold, dry advection will persist, resulting in windy, cold, and clear (inland) conditions across Eastern NC. Highs today will struggle to break 40 degrees in many locations while a brisk North wind reminds us it is still winter. Along the Outer Banks skies should become mostly cloudy as stratocumulus clouds develop due to low level moisture advection off the ocean. Highs will only be in the upper 30s to lower 40s which is 10-15 deg below climo.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM TUESDAY/. As of 245 AM Monday . Arctic high pressure centered over the upper Mid-West will extend southeast across the Carolinas tonight with continued cold advection. The pressure gradient will tighten overnight in response to falling pressures over the southwest Atlantic resulting in brisk northerly flow continuing. The wind in combination with temps bottoming out in the low to mid 20s inland will produce cold Wind Chill values around 10 degrees early Tue. While skies remain clear inland, partly to mostly cloudy skies will prevail across the Outer Banks where a stray light shower will be possible south of Oregon Inlet where temps are forecast to remain just above freezing and isolated to scattered Gulfstream showers could clip the coast.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 3 AM Mon . Settled and cold conditions persist into Thursday ahead of the next storm system, which will impact the area Thursday night into the weekend.

Tuesday through Thursday . Upper low passes south of the area and off the Southeast coast on Tuesday, prompting the development of a surface low well off the Florida coast late Tuesday into Wednesday. Locally, high pressure building in from the west will keep a very dry profile in place for most of the area, while a weak coastal trough extending northward from the aforementioned low will bring modest low level moisture to the immediate coast from Cape Lookout to Hatteras Island. While the majority of shower or storm activity associated with this trough will remain along the edge of the Gulf Stream, a few showers could work back over the southern OBX Tuesday and Tuesday night. Additionally, the gradient will tighten as the high encroaches from the west and the trough remains parked offshore, with gusty north winds on tap, especially for the Outer Banks, later Tuesday through Tuesday night.

CAA will remain strong through midweek, with highs Tuesday near 40 away from the beaches, and lows once again well into the 20s for most Tuesday night. Airmass moderation begins as the high builds closer Wednesday, but temps will still be several degrees below normal despite mostly sunny skies.

The ridge will move overhead Thursday, bringing lighter winds/weaker CAA and continued mostly clear conditions aside from some cirrus streaming overhead. Temps will be within a couple degrees of normal.

Friday and Saturday . Friday will be a transition day as heights aloft fall in response to troughing digging across the central US. At the surface, ridging will slide offshore as a complex frontal system works toward the eastern seaboard. Moisture transport will bring increasingly clouds, with rain chances dependent on the erosion of mid-level dry air/subsidence, which looks to persist through the day Friday, limiting POPs to slight chance in the forecast. However, deep moisture transport ensues by Friday evening, with high-end chance POPs in the forecast ahead of the approaching frontal system Friday night and Saturday. While specifics of the system remain uncertain, as longer range guidance is inconclusive about the track of the surface low and the potential for a secondary low/wave to develop closer to the area, confidence is beginning to increase in the general timing of the precip. Additionally, ensemble guidance indicates that most solutions bring instability into the area ahead of the primary front Saturday, and slight chance thunder has been introduced into the forecast for the eastern half of the area.

Sunday . Mild high pressure builds in from the southwest Sunday into early next week, resulting in mainly dry conditions and near- seasonable temps.

AVIATION /12Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 600 AM Monday . Strong high pressure will extend over NC from the NW through tonight with clear skies and brisk winds at times. Expect N winds gusting up to 20 kt through early this afternoon and again after midnight tonight. The airmass will remain too dry and well mixed for fog early this morning and overnight.

Long Term /Tuesday through Friday/ . As of 330 AM Mon . VFR conditions and mostly clear skies prevail into Friday. Gusty north to northeast winds are possible at times later Tuesday into Tuesday night.

MARINE. Short Term /through Tonight/ . As of 600 AM Monday..No changes to previous thinking. Continue the SCA's for the coastal waters and Sounds. Gusty winds and elevated seas will continue through the period as cold high pressure gradually builds over the waters producing strong CAA through tonight. This will result in N winds 20-25 kt with higher gusts through tonight. Across the northern waters and Albemarle Sound region, winds are forecast to briefly diminish to 10-20 kt this afternoon and early evening, then increase back to 15-25 kt again late this evening. 5-8 ft seas early this morning will briefly subside to 4-7 ft late today, then rebuild to 5-9 ft by early Tue.

Long Term /Tuesday through Friday/ . As of 330 AM Mon . High pressure pushing into the area from the west as low pressure develops well off the Southeast coast will result in a tightening of the gradient Tuesday. Given the cold airmass advecting into the area, stronger winds should mix readily to the surface, brining solid gales to the coastal waters and larger inland waterways later Tuesday through Tuesday night. Seas build Tuesday and Tuesday night, peaking around 6-12 ft early Wednesday morning. Conditions will gradually improve Wednesday into Thursday as the high builds overhead, but elevated seas persist across the coastal waters mainly south of Oregon Inlet. Winds begin to veer and increase Friday as the high moves offshore and a frontal system approaches from the west.

TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING. As of 5 AM Mon . Gusty north to northeast winds Tuesday into Wednesday morning could cause minor water level rises across the southern Pamlico Sound from Hatteras Island to the Lower Neuse River, with inundation of around 1 ft or less possible for very low lying areas. Additionally, low pressure moving from off the Southeast coast toward the central Atlantic could result in elevated tide levels on the ocean and near inlets mid-week into the weekend.

MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NC . None. MARINE . Gale Watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning for AMZ135-152-154-156-158. Small Craft Advisory until 11 AM EST Tuesday for AMZ135-152- 154-156-158. Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM EST Wednesday for AMZ131-230- 231. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST Wednesday for AMZ150.

SYNOPSIS . MHX NEAR TERM . JME SHORT TERM . JME LONG TERM . BM/CB AVIATION . JME/CB MARINE . JME/CB 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 mi56 min 32°F 1022 hPa
FRFN7 17 mi146 min 6 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 18 mi26 min 50°F6 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 26 mi26 min 51°F7 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 29 mi62 min 33°F 51°F1022 hPa
44086 30 mi31 min 52°F8 ft
44095 40 mi40 min 51°F8 ft

Wind History for Duck, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC17 mi51 minNW 610.00 miFair31°F19°F63%1022.3 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC17 mi31 minNNW 10 G 1710.00 miFair31°F19°F63%1023.4 hPa
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC18 mi32 minNNW 1410.00 miFair30°F15°F54%1024.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kitty Hawk (ocean), North Carolina
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Kitty Hawk (ocean)
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Mon -- 03:18 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 03:34 AM EST     3.30 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:11 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 10:04 AM EST     -0.14 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:42 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 03:52 PM EST     2.53 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:16 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 09:57 PM EST     -0.38 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for FRF Pier, Duck, North Carolina
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