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Southern Shores, NC

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Sunrise 6:21AMSunset 7:45PM Wednesday April 21, 2021 3:53 PM EDT (19:53 UTC) Moonrise 12:35PMMoonset 2:18AM Illumination 74% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 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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AMZ231 Croatan And Roanoke Sounds- 253 Pm Edt Wed Apr 21 2021
.small craft advisory in effect through Thursday morning...
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves choppy. A chance of showers and tstms early this evening.
Thu..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Waves a moderate chop.
Fri..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw around 5 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to flat in the afternoon.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers in the afternoon.
Sat night..S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves rough. Showers.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy.
Mon..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 337 Pm Edt Wed Apr 21 2021
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A strong cold front will cross the local coastal waters this evening. Strong offshore winds tonight will diminish Thursday as canadian high pressure builds in from the west. The high will move offshore Friday. Approaching low pressure will bring showers and more wind this weekend.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Southern Shores, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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FXUS61 KAKQ 211911 AFDAKQ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wakefield VA 311 PM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

SYNOPSIS. High pressure builds across the area tonight through Friday. Low pressure crosses the region over the weekend. High pressure returns early next week.

NEAR TERM /TONIGHT/. As of 310 PM EDT Wednesday .

Cold front now east of I95. Expect convection to continue to move east then push off the coast over the next few hrs. Will adjust grids per current radar trends then skc overnite. Turning much colder as strong CAA sets in. Lows in the low-mid 30s north and west, upr 30s-lwr 40s se.

Little if any frost expected tonite given a 8-10 degree temp/dew point spread along with continue mixing. Data does show that winds across the wrn Piedmont slacken off a bit late. This allows temps to drop to arnd freezing. Thus, will issue a freeze warning for areas west of the I95 corridor for a svrl hr period arnd sunrise Thurs.

SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. As of 310 PM EDT Wednesday .

Dry, breezy/cool Thurs as strong high pres builds in from the west. Highs upr 50s-lwr 60s along with a gusty west winds at 20-30 mph. RH values drop into the 20s in the aftrn.

The high builds over the area Thurs nite thru Fri nite. Thurs nite may be as cold or a bit colder than tonite given lighter wind and dew points a tad higher. Thus, addntl frost/freeze headlines are possbile with lows in the low-mid 30s except 35-40 along the coast. Mstly sunny and warmer Fri. Highs in the mid 60s. Mstly clr to start Fri nite then incrg clouds after midnite ahead of the next systm apprchg from the sw. Lows in the 40s.

Low pressure approaches from the SW Sat, then tracks NE across the region Sat night. Still some timing and moisture differences in the models, but the jist is for a decent slug of moisture to overspread the area Sat aftrn and cont Sat nite as the low tracks across the area. Thus, PoPs quickly ramp up to likely-categorical Sat aftrn and eve, then ramp down to chc-likely late Sat nite. Thunder may eventually be needed across the SE, but is does appear there will be some in-situ damming across the NW. QPF arnd 1/2 inch. Cloudy with highs Sat in the 60s except near 70 se. Lows Sat nite in the 50s.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 310 PM EDT Wednesday .

Low pressure deepens as it tracks ne along the New England coast Sun. Models show much drier air filtering across the local area behind this systm Sun aftrn. Will carry a few lingering shwrs along the coast Sun morning then decreasing clouds. Highs upr 60s-lwr 70s.

High pressure builds into the area from the north Sun nite/Mon then shifts off the Mid Atlantic coast Tue/Wed. This results in a warming trend with temps going above normal. Dry through Wed but models do show some increasing moisture apprchg the mts by late Wed.

Cool Sun/Mon nites with lows in the 40s to near 50 se. Highs Mon 65- 70. Highs Tue mid-upr 70s west of the bay, upr 60s-lwr 70s near the water. Lows Tue nite in the 50s. Highs Wed upr 70s-lwr 80s away from the water, 70-75 at the beaches

AVIATION /19Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 140 PM EDT Wednesday .

A cold front is currently crossing the area this aftrn with numerous shwrs/tstms dvlpng along and ahead of it. Given the speeds these cells are moving at, decided to go with a VCSH and tempo any tsra's across the east. Kept thunder out of RIC given the front is right on top of them. Otw, gusty WSW winds at 20-30 kts shift to the WNW behind the fropa. All this ends btwn before sunset as the front pushes off the coast. VFR and SKC tonight and Thurs as high pressure builds into the area from the west. Gusty NW winds continue Thurs.

OUTLOOK . VFR conditions thru Fri nite as high pressure dominates. Low pressure will bring a showers and degraded flight conditions Sat into Sat night. High pressure returns Sunday.

MARINE. As of 200 PM EDT Wednesday .

Cold front is moving through the area this afternoon and will quickly clear the area early this evening. Winds behind the front become NW 20-30 kts with gusts around 35 kts. Best chance for longer period Gale gusts continues to be over the northern bay and northern coastal waters where a Gale warning runs through 08Z. SCA's for the remaining waters through the overnight into Thursday. Waves in the bay build to 3-5 ft, and seas build to 4-6 ft.

High pressure builds in from the west for Thursday. Westerly winds will subside to 15-20 kts with gusts of 25-30 kts. Waves in the bay 2-3 ft and seas 3-5 by late in the day. High pressure settles over the region on Friday with sub-SCA conditions expected. W/SW winds 5- 15 kts. Waves in the bay subside to 1-2 ft and seas subside to 2-3 ft.

Next system impacts the area late Saturday into Sunday which will result in another period of SCA winds/seas.

FIRE WEATHER. As of 415 AM EDT Wednesday .

A gusty westerly wind is expected later this morning into the afternoon as a cold front crosses the area. Most model guidance keeps the frontal passage dry for areas west of I-95, with only widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms for far eastern VA, lower MD and NE NC. Gusts of 25-30 mph can be expected today with RH values lowering to 25-30% across the Piedmont late this afternoon. The wind will be gusty again Thursday afternoon with min RH values lowering further, ranging from 20-25% inland to 25-30% toward the coast. The limiting factor for potential Red Flag conditions will continue to be fuel moisture, given recent rainfall and low KBDI values. However, if a widespread wetting rain is not realized (and is not expected) today, then an Increased Fire Danger statement will be necessary Thursday.

AKQ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. NC . None. VA . Freeze Warning from 4 AM to 8 AM EDT Thursday for VAZ048- 060>062-065>069-509>511. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM EDT Thursday for ANZ652-654- 656-658. Gale Warning until 4 AM EDT Thursday for ANZ630-650. Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM EDT Thursday for ANZ635>638. Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EDT Thursday for ANZ631-632- 634. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EDT Thursday for ANZ633.

SYNOPSIS . MPR NEAR TERM . MPR SHORT TERM . MPR LONG TERM . MPR AVIATION . MPR MARINE . CMF FIRE WEATHER . AKQ


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 6 mi60 min SW 13 G 18 74°F 1004.1 hPa
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 7 mi58 min 58°F2 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 13 mi58 min 60°F2 ft
44086 17 mi41 min 58°F3 ft
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 23 mi60 min S 20 G 25 68°F 65°F1005.3 hPa
44095 31 mi58 min 58°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kill Devil Hills, First Flight Airport, NC6 mi59 minS 77.00 miLight Rain70°F60°F70%1004.4 hPa
Manteo / Dare County Regional, NC12 mi59 minSSW 17 G 2410.00 miMostly Cloudy71°F62°F74%1005.1 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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Wed -- 02:40 AM EDT     3.26 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:18 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:16 AM EDT     0.71 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:35 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:15 PM EDT     2.97 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:41 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:27 PM EDT     0.59 feet Low Tide
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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 -- 02:44 AM EDT     3.29 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:19 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:16 AM EDT     0.67 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 01:35 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 03:19 PM EDT     3.00 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:42 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:27 PM EDT     0.56 feet Low Tide
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