Weather Now for Swansboro, NC

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December 6, 2023 4:18 PM EST 
Sunrise 7:01AM   Sunset 4:59PM

AMZ158 S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm- 210 Pm Est Wed Dec 6 2023
.gale warning in effect until 11 pm est this evening...
This afternoon..N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt late. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to very rough late. A slight chance of showers.
Tonight..N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.

Forecast for Marine Location Near Swansboro, NC

Discussion for Newport/Morehead City, NC
MARINE... SHORT TERM /through Thursday/... As of 400 PM Wednesday...Gusty gradient winds are observed across all waters and sounds as we are sandwiched between a low to the east and a high to the west. Currently seeing Nerly winds around 25-30G35-40kt across the waters with 6-8ft wind- wave period seas 5-7sec. Gale Warning for all coastal waters with SCAs for all inland waters. Offshore flow will keep seas around 2-4 ft over the NWerly wind sheltered nearshore waters south of Lookout. Winds subside through the overnight to become NWerly 10-20kt with seas subsiding behind them to 4-7ft by sunrise Thurs. Gales drop off just before midnight with SCAs continuing into the early morning hours. All MHX marine zones should see sub 6ft wave heights by Thursday night. LONG TERM /Thursday night through Monday/... As of 400 AM Wednesday... KEY MESSAGES 1) Impactful marine conditions expected late Saturday into Sunday FORECAST DETAILS High pressure overhead will lead to lower-impact marine conditions through Saturday. The best boating conditions are expected to be Friday into Saturday, with light winds and seas of 2-4 ft. Conditions will quickly deteriorate Saturday night, and will remain hazardous through early Monday. During this time, a cold front will sweep through with widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms. Increasing south winds of 20-30kt are expected ahead of the front, with frequent gusts of 30-40kt likely. This should lead to another round of marine headlines for all waters, with a mix of SCAs and Gales. Given the strength of the system, a few gusts to near storm force cannot be ruled out over the warmer Gulf Stream waters Sunday/Sunday night. Winds will then become northwesterly late Sunday night, and lay down to 15-25kt. Seas of 2-4 ft on Saturday will build to 6-10 ft on Sunday. Portions of the central and southern waters may see 10-12 ft seas.
Weather Reporting Stations
Wind History from NJM

AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTemp
KNJM BOGUE FIELD MCALF,NC 12 sm21 minNNW 089 smOvercast48°F
KNCA NEW RIVER MCAS /H/ /MCCUTCHEON FLD/,NC 14 sm22 minN 12G2210 smMostly Cloudy48°F

Bogue Inlet, North CarolinaSorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
New River Inlet, North Carolina
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Morehead City, NC,

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