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Marine Weather and Tides
Columbia, NC

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Sunrise 6:23AMSunset 7:54PM Saturday August 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT (16:58 UTC) Moonrise 8:21PMMoonset 7:08AM Illumination 96% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 days in cycle
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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 Columbia, NC
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Area Discussion for - Newport/Morehead City, NC
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Fxus62 kmhx 171443
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area forecast discussion
national weather service newport morehead city nc
1043 am edt Sat aug 17 2019

Synopsis
A dissipating cold front will remain stalled to the west today.

Low pressure will track northeast across eastern nc late tonight
and Sunday. High pressure offshore will extend west into
eastern north carolina through mid week. A cold front will
approach late week.

Near term rest of today
As of 1030 am Saturday... Minor tweaks for the near term forecast
this morning, mainly to capture the slower trend of increasing
pops from south to north. Latest visible satellite indicates low
stratus dissipating for inland locations which should aid in
diurnal convective development of the next few hours, thus
maintained high chance pops inland with likely pops along the
coast. 12z kmhx sounding indicated a very moist airmass with a
pwat value of 2.14 inches, above the 90th percentile for the
date, with weak instability and shear.

Another in a series of embedded shortwaves will lift through
the area through the morning hours, so we expect an uptick in
coverage and intensity of the showers, esp. For the southern
zones. Deeper moisture expected to shift slightly south and
eastward with mid level drying inland keeping the most widespread
precip closer the coast, though scattered showers and thunderstorms
can be expected anywhere during the afternoon with diurnal
heating increasing sfc based capes AOA 2000 j kg. Effective
shear only expected to be around 15 kt so severe chances will be
minimal, but storms still have the potential to produce heavy
rainfall in the 2+ pw environment. Highs expected to be in the
upper 80s to the north where less rain expected, to the mid 80s
most other areas.

Short term tonight
As of 4 am sat... A stronger low pressure area expected to begin
to move up and through E nc by late tonight into early Sunday.

This feature now being captured by many of the 17 00z model
cycles. Deep tropical moisture will be embedded in this system,
and latest ECMWF advertising pw's rising to above 2.5", above
the climo MAX for the region. Tough to pinpoint the exact low
track and hence heaviest rains, but will fcst a model blend and
have highest pops and QPF near the coast, where several inches
are possible. There may be a flood concern for the eastern
counties outside of the coastal plain, where previous heavy
rains have fallen over the last day or two, and will have to
monitor for a flash flood issuance with later updates.

Long term Sunday through Friday
As of 310 am sat... Weak broad upper troughing with rising
heights will remain over the area into early next week. At the
surface, low pressure will track northeast across the nc coastal
plain Sunday with heavy rain possible through the afternoon. A
more amplified upper trough is forecast for late next week which
should push a stronger cold front into and possibly through the
region late in the period. This pattern will keep warm muggy
and unsettled conditions across eastern nc through late next
week.

Sun... Expecting widespread shower and thunderstorm activity to
move across the area through early afternoon as the
aforementioned low tracks across the region. The shower activity
should become scattered in the mid to late afternoon. Locally
heavy amounts are possible with pw values forecast to be around
2.5".

Mon thru fri... Typical summer pattern expected with offshore
high pressure and an inland trough producing a very warm and
muggy southerly flow across the area. Scattered mainly afternoon
and evening showers and thunderstorms are expected through mid
week. The showers and thunderstorms could become more numerous
thu and Fri as a cold front moves into the area in response to
the amplifying mid level flow. Temps will cont near to slightly
above normal with upr 80s and lower 90s for highs and muggy 70s
for lows.

Aviation 14z Saturday through Wednesday
Short term through tonight ...

as of 7 am sat... Mixed bag of conditions across E nc. Where mid
clouds and rain have cleared out inland, conditions already
tanking to ifr or lower. Further east at kewn and koaj, MVFR or
higher exists. Think that eventually most locations will see at
least some ifr tonight even the eastern TAF sites due to
plentiful low level moisture, though ocnl showers moving through
kewn and koaj will make ifr conditions more sporadic. Return to
vfr during the day sat, though ocnl showers and some storms
will reduce vsbys CIGS to subVFR again.

Long term Sun through Wednesday ...

as of 310 am sat... Scattered to numerous showers and
thunderstorms are expected through early Sun afternoon as low
pressure tracks across the area. Scattered mainly afternoon and
evening showers and tstms expected through Mon through Wed with
brief periods of subVFR conditions. In addition, some patchy
fog st poss late night early morn with high dewpts and rather
light winds.

Marine
Short term through tonight ...

as of 1040 am sat... Latest surface and buoy data indicate W wnw
winds 5-15 kt across the waters with seas ranging 3 to 5 ft.

Gradient winds will relax some through later today, though low
pressure moving north through the eastern nc waters tonight
will cause southerly winds to increase to 15-20 kt with higher
gusts again, bringing seas back into the 5-7 ft range. Therefore
adjusted SCA to extend into Sunday. For the rest of the area,
winds generally in the 5-15 kt range through the period.

Long term Sunday through Wednesday ...

as of 310 am sat... Very difficult forecast Sun into Sun night
as an area of low pressure is forecast to track across the nc
coastal plain. Expecting a period of SCA winds and seas with
this feature sun. Significant differences in the track of the
low have led to a low confidence forecast and will forecast
winds 10-20 kt with higher gusts and seas 4-7 ft for now and
continue to monitor. Remainder of the forecast mon-wed will see
s SW flow 10-15 kt and seas 2-4 ft as atlantic high pressure
prevails across the waters.

Mhx watches warnings advisories
Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt Sunday for amz152-154.

Small craft advisory until 5 pm edt Sunday for amz156-158.

Synopsis... Mhx
near term... Dag tl
short term... Tl
long term... Jme
aviation... Jme tl
marine... Dag jme tl


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 18 mi59 min NNE 2.9 G 2.9 78°F 71°F1016.6 hPa (+0.6)
FRFN7 19 mi179 min 2 ft
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 20 mi29 min 79°F2 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 28 mi29 min 79°F2 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 31 mi65 min WSW 2.9 G 7 79°F 78°F1017.1 hPa
44086 33 mi34 min 78°F3 ft
44095 43 mi43 min 76°F4 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC16 mi2.1 hrsNE 510.00 miA Few Clouds83°F73°F72%1016.3 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC20 mi84 minNNW 310.00 miOvercast80°F72°F79%1017.3 hPa
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC20 mi79 minW 310.00 miPartly Cloudy80°F71°F75%1016.6 hPa
Currituck, Currituck County Airport, NC24 mi79 minNE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy82°F74°F79%1016.6 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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Sat -- 03:19 AM EDT     0.35 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:22 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:07 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:22 AM EDT     3.53 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:28 PM EDT     0.50 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:50 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:20 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:33 PM EDT     3.69 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Duck Pier, outside, North Carolina
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Duck Pier
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Sat -- 03:24 AM EDT     0.26 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:22 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:07 AM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:29 AM EDT     3.38 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:29 PM EDT     0.47 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:20 PM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:41 PM EDT     3.71 feet High Tide
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