Weather Now for Ocracoke, NC

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December 5, 2023 4:41 PM EST 
Sunrise 6:58AM   Sunset 4:57PM

AMZ135 Pamlico Sound- 432 Pm Est Tue Dec 5 2023
.small craft advisory in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Occasional gusts up to 25 kt late this evening. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers early this evening. A chance of showers late.

Forecast for Marine Location Near Ocracoke, NC

Discussion for Newport/Morehead City, NC
MARINE... SHORT TERM /through Wednesday/... As of 4 PM Tuesday...Low pressure SE of Cape Lookout will lift NNE just off the coast through this evening, then a strong mid level shortwave will push across the waters Wednesday. Currently seeing NE winds around 10-20 kt across the waters with seas around 2-4 ft. Gradients tighten some this evening with the passing of the low and could see some gusts around 25 kt, mainly across the central waters. Winds back to NNW Wednesday and increases to 20 to 30 kt as strong CAA develops. Frequent gusts around 35-40 kt expected across the coastal waters and continue the Gale Warning for the central waters and expanded to include the waters north to Duck and south to Surf City. Seas will gradually build to 3-5 ft overnight then to 5-8 ft on Wednesday, however offshore flow will keep seas around 2-4 ft nearshore south of Hatteras. LONG TERM /Wednesday night through Saturday/... As of 4 PM Monday...Busy marine weather for portions of the long term period. Strong NNW winds continue through Wednesday evening, then gradually diminishes after midnight. Winds and seas diminish on Thursday as the surface high pressure moves over the waters, with light SW flow developing Friday as the high shifts offshore. By Saturday, the surface ridge is well offshore with southerly flow developing by the afternoon. A strong cold front is expected to cross the waters on Sunday with another round of strong-SCAs anticipated.
Weather Reporting Stations
Wind History from HSE

AirportDistAgeWind ktVisSkyWeatherTemp
KHSE21 sm50 minNNE 09G1710 smMostly Cloudy54°F

Ocracoke, Ocracoke Island, North CarolinaSorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.
Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina (2)
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Morehead City, NC,

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