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Elizabeth City, NC

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Sunrise 7:11AMSunset 6:29PM Wednesday October 16, 2019 6:15 PM EDT (22:15 UTC) Moonrise 7:24PMMoonset 8:37AM Illumination 89% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 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 Elizabeth City, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wakefield, VA
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Fxus61 kakq 162036
afdakq
area forecast discussion
national weather service wakefield va
436 pm edt Wed oct 16 2019

Synopsis
A strong cold front crosses the local area late this afternoon
through early this evening. A gusty northwest wind is expected
behind the front tonight into Thursday. High pressure builds in
for the end of the week resulting in cool and dry weather.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
As of 355 pm edt Wednesday...

a potent frontal system is crossing the mid-atlantic region
this aftn ahead of a deep trough over the great lakes. A band of
rain is steadily crossing the eastern half of the area this
aftn, and a rumble of thunder is possible over far SE va and ne
nc through late aftn. Farther w, rain has ended, but mostly
cloudy to overcast conditions continue. Temperatures range from
the mid 50s NW to the low 70s se. Much needed rainfall has
occurred over the piedmont and central s-central va with amounts
of 0.75-1.5" and isolated amounts up to 2.0". Farther e,
amounts are 0.25-0.75" so far, but should reach the 0.75-1.5"
with locally up to 2.0" by the time rain ends later this aftn.

The main cold front is crossing the central appalachians this
aftn, and will sweep across the local area late this aftn early
evening as low pressure deepens off the nj coast. This will
bring clearing and drier conditions to the area. A wnw wind
should increase as CAA begins with gusts to 20-25 mph possible.

Breezy conditions should continue overnight, especially over the
ern shore, whereas the wind will diminish later tonight over
the piedmont. Forecast lows tonight range from the low 40s over
the piedmont, to the upper 40s low 50s toward the coast.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Saturday
As of 355 pm edt Wednesday...

the combination of strong low pressure over new england and
high pressure W of the region will result in breezy conditions
across the area. The wind will be strongest over the ERN shore
where a wnw wind of ~20mph will gust to 30-35mph. Elsewhere,
expect a wnw wind of ~15mph with gusts to 25-30mph. Mostly sunny
and cooler with highs in the low mid 60s. High pressure builds
in from the W Thursday night. Mostly clear with low temperatures
ranging from the upper 30s around 40f over the piedmont, to the
mid upper 40s toward the coast where a somewhat tighter
pressure gradient will result in a 5-10mph NW wind. Continued
mostly sunny, cool and pleasant Friday with highs in the low mid
60s. High pressure settles over the area Friday night likely
resulting in the coolest night so far this autumn. Forecast lows
range from the upper 30s for the piedmont (possible mid 30s in
the coldest spots), with low mid 40s closer to the coast, and
still mid upper 40s for coastal SE va NE nc. The high slides
offshore Saturday. High temperatures are forecast to reach the
mid 60s to around 70f. Mostly sunny with an increase in high
clouds possible later in the day.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
As of 345 pm Wednesday...

forecast uncertainty will increase drastically by the end of
the coming weekend, due in part to the eventual
development track of a tropical sub-tropical disturbance
(currently with a 50% chance of future development in the gomex)
that will combine with an approaching mid-level trough. This
system and its related swath of tropical moisture will likely be
drawn inland across the southeastern u.S. And eventually the
local area sometime in the late Sat thr Mon timeframe. Exact
timing of this feature remains highly variable from model run to
model run, with the GFS solution roughly 18 hours faster
compared to the ec can solutions, which retain a stronger
surface high in-place across the eastern seaboard through
Saturday night. For now, have decided to go with a heavily ec
weighted blend of model solutions, keeping best pops out of the
region until Sunday morning, and keeping at least chc pops
present through Tuesday of next week. This is likely slightly
overdone longevity-wise, with a dry period likely to prevail at
some point between the aforementioned disturbance and eventually
a clearing cold front likely to move through sometime tues wed.

As far as temps, highs will mostly be in the 70-75f range
Sunday, rising to the 72-78f range Mon tues. Cooling back into
the 60s next wed. Low temps Sat night from the mid upr 40s
inland to the low mid 50s coast, rising to the low mid 60s mon
night. Behind a strong cold front, temps may lower back into the
40s and 50s next Tuesday night.

Aviation 21z Wednesday through Monday
As of 240 pm edt Wednesday...

a cold front is a approaching from the W as of 18z with a large
area of rain ahead of the boundary. Rain is expected to continue
the next few hours and end from wsw-ene from 20-00z. Expect vsby
of 1-3nm in moderate to heavy rain, with CIGS varying between
ifr MVFR, and then lifting from wsw-ene from 20-00z. The wind
will be sse 8-12kt with gusts to ~20kt ahead of the front, and
then shift to W behind the front, and there is a potential for
some gusts to 30-35kt from the W along a thin convective line
moving from ERN va toward the coast from 18-21z. Conditions
improve quickly this evening behind the front, with a wnw wind
of 8-12kt occasionally gusting to ~20kt. This wind will increase
Thursday morning (still from the wnw) to 12-15kt with gusts to
~25kt for most sites, and 15-20kt with gusts up to 30kt at sby.

Mostly sunny with few-sct late morning through mid-aftn cu.

High pressure prevails over the region Thursday night through
Saturday bringing dry andVFR conditions. There is the potential
for low pressure to move up the southeast coast in the Saturday
night through Monday time-frame, which will bring clouds and a
chc of rain.

Marine
As of 355 pm edt Wednesday...

latest sfc analysis shows ~996 mb low pressure over lake huron,
with a trailing cold front to the sse. A SRN triple point low
was located over the ches bay. Winds are still sse over the
coastal waters, with gusts above SCA thresholds (w some gale
force gusts N of chincoteague). Seas have quickly built to
around 6 ft, with ~3 ft waves on the bay. The aforementioned
(strong) cold front moves to the SE of the CWA by late this
evening, allowing winds to shift to the wnw. No changes to
marine headlines, and not a whole lot of change to near-term
forecast thinking. After winds turn to the wnw, they will
rapidly increase as low pressure exits to the nne and rapidly
deepens as it tracks just offshore of nj ny ct. The coastal
waters N of CAPE charles the northernmost ches bay zone are
under gale warnings (for a prolonged period of gusts to at least
35-40 kt this evening into early Thu am (potentially 40-45kt
over coastal waters N of parramore island). Strong scas are in
effect elsewhere. However, confidence is fairly high that most
areas on the ches bay coastal waters N of the va-nc border (and
lower james river) will see a couple hours worth of 35-40 kt
gusts during the 8 pm-1 am timeframe. Hi-res guidance is in
agreement that wind gusts diminish to just below gale force
across the SRN bay coastal waters by 06z tonight. However, a few
gusts to 35 kt are likely through the night (in areas W scas
in effect), especially at elevated sites.

Will likely need to issue short fused smws to cover the brief,
post- frontal surge in gusts but continue to think that a gale
warning would be too long for a couple hours hours worth of
frequent gale force gusts (for SRN marine zones). Seas are not
expected to build much more after winds shift to the wnw (5-8 ft
n 4-6 ft s). Waves on the bay build to 3-5 ft, with 2-3 ft
waves in the rivers. Still have the gale warning expiring for
the NRN ches bay at 08z tonight, while continuing through 02z
fri for the NRN coastal waters. All scas run through 08-10z
fri. Frequent gusts to ~30 kt are likely across the majority of
the bay coastal waters through Thu night. The current forecast
has winds remaining AOA sca thresholds for bay and coast through
~12-15z fri. Sub-sca conditions return by late fri, as high
pressure settles over the waters. Models are hinting at the
potential for another low pressure system to approach from the
sw late this weekend before exiting to the NE early next week.

Still quite a bit of disagreement in the models with respect to
this system, but confidence for another round of scas (starting
by Sun night) is increasing.

Tides coastal flooding
As of 430 pm edt Wednesday...

gusty s-sse winds (to ~30 kt) earlier today have allowed tidal
anomalies to rise to 1.7-2.2 ft in the upper ches bay. Water
levels at bishop's head crested right at major flood thresholds,
while cambridge is expected to crest just above moderate flood
thresholds. Therefore, the coastal flood warning remains in
effect through midnight. In addition, the coastal flood
statement for sound side portions of NE nc is in effect through
10 pm, although water levels should fall this evening as winds
turn to the west. Strong wnw flow starting tonight will lead to
a strong ebb tide for ~24 hours from this evening through thu.

This will lead to significant drops in water levels across the
bay. Therefore, am not expecting any more coastal flooding after
the current high tide cycle. Does not appear to be enough to
lead to low water advisories given the initial elevated water
levels.

Akq watches warnings advisories
Md... Coastal flood warning until midnight edt tonight for mdz021.

Coastal flood advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for mdz022-
023.

Nc... None.

Va... Coastal flood advisory until 8 pm edt this evening for vaz075-
077-078-099.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 4 am edt Friday for anz635>638.

Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Friday for anz631>634-656-
658.

Gale warning until 4 am edt Thursday for anz630.

Gale warning until 10 pm edt Thursday for anz650-652-654.

Synopsis... Ajz cmf
near term... Ajz
short term... Ajz cmf
long term... Jdm
aviation... Ajz
marine... Eri
tides coastal flooding... Akq


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FRFN7 25 mi136 min 5 ft
DUKN7 - Duck Pier, NC - 8651370 25 mi46 min W 13 G 17 69°F 997.8 hPa
44056 - Duck FRF, NC 26 mi16 min 72°F4 ft
44100 - Duck FRF 26m, NC (430) 33 mi16 min 71°F6 ft
MNPV2 - 8639348 - Money Point, VA 37 mi46 min NW 9.9 G 18 64°F 72°F998.5 hPa
44086 45 mi21 min 72°F8 ft
CRYV2 - 8638595 - South Craney Island, VA 45 mi52 min W 9.9 G 18 63°F 998.6 hPa
ORIN7 - 8652587 - Oregon Inlet Marina, NC 47 mi46 min SW 20 G 24 72°F 72°F997.7 hPa
CHYV2 - 8638999 - Cape Henry, VA 48 mi46 min W 19 G 27 63°F 998.4 hPa
SWPV2 - 8638610 - Sewells Point, VA 48 mi46 min 70°F998.5 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Elizabeth City C/G Regional Airport, NC2 mi22 minWNW 1610.00 miPartly Cloudy66°F62°F87%999 hPa
Currituck, Currituck County Airport, NC15 mi41 minW 11 G 1710.00 miOvercast67°F64°F93%999 hPa
Edenton, Northeastern Regional Airport, NC24 mi21 minNW 16 G 2310.00 miPartly Cloudy68°F64°F89%1000.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Currituck Beach Light, North Carolina
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Currituck Beach Light
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Wed -- 03:16 AM EDT     0.57 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:32 AM EDT     4.40 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:36 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:00 PM EDT     0.71 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:26 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:21 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 09:50 PM EDT     3.76 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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Wed -- 03:15 AM EDT     0.34 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:10 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:34 AM EDT     4.02 feet High Tide
Wed -- 09:35 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 03:56 PM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:25 PM EDT     Sunset
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Wed -- 09:54 PM EDT     3.32 feet High Tide
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