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Current Conditions

  • 73°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNE 12 mph
  • Humidity: 94%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 72°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 75 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Manteo, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on August 27, 2014

Beach hazards statement in effect through this evening...
  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the West after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 84F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 75F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 75F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 75F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 75F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement  Statement as of 2:23 am EDT on August 27, 2014


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 6 am this morning to
midnight EDT tonight...

* hazards... dangerous shore break of 6 to 8 feet north of Cape
Lookout and 4 to 6 feet south of Cape Lookout. A strong north
to south longshore current and a high rip current risk.

* Timing and tides... this threat will continue all day with the
best threat for rip currents within a couple hours either side
of low tide. Low tide will occur around 330 PM.

* Potential impacts... dangerous swimming conditions due to rough
surf... strong longshore currents and rip currents.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach
patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs posted near beach
access points and lifeguard stations.

If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the
force of the rip current... begin to swim back to the beach. Do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current... since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries... which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents... piers... jetties and other hazardous areas. In many
cases the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers
from being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it
difficult to return to shore.

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing strong shore break... dangerous rip
currents and localized beach erosion.







Personal Weather Stations

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Location: The Peninsula, Manteo, NC

Updated: 6:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: South Ridge, Nags Head, NC

Updated: 6:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: ObxLiveSurf, Nags Head, NC

Updated: 6:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Cavalier, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Updated: 6:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Sound Side, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Updated: 6:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Island Waterfront, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Updated: 6:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 92% Wind: ESE at 12.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Collington Harbor, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Updated: 6:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NE at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: The Compound, Point Harbor, NC

Updated: 6:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNE at 12.3 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Martin's Point, Kitty Hawk, NC

Updated: 6:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Chatterbox Too, Ocean Dunes, Duck, NC

Updated: 6:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNE at 10.3 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: North River Shores - Soundfront, Jarvisburg, NC

Updated: 6:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
326 am EDT Wednesday Aug 27 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will continue west of the region through Wednesday as 
tropical cyclone Cristobal lifts northeast well offshore of the 
coast. A weak cold front will move south into the region Thursday 
night and Friday...then lift north of the area Saturday. Offshore 
high pressure will dominate over the weekend into early next week. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
as of 315 am Wednesday...very similar pattern today to recent days 
with Hurricane Cristobal well offshore and weak ridging at the 
surface to our north with large scale subsidence in northerly 
upper flow. Radar continues to indicate occasional light showers 
mostly offshore...but a few showers have clipped the Outer Banks. 
As a result...will keep a 20 percent pop in for the central Outer 
Banks...but the rest of the area will be dry with only a few 
stratocumulus in the heat of the day. Temperatures continue to 
moderate and will likely be a degree or two warmer than yesterday 
with middle to perhaps a few upper 80s well inland. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through 6 am Thursday/... 
as of 315 am Wednesday...as the circulation of Hurricane Cristobal 
races away to the northeast...an east-west oriented axis of high 
pressure builds east of the region. This will lead to another 
pleasant night with lows middle/upper 60s away from the immediate 
coast with low 70s at the beaches. The threat of rain along the 
Outer Banks will end by this evening and look for the overnight 
period to the dry. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Tuesday/... 
as of 3 am Wednesday...latest run of both GFS and European model (ecmwf) in good 
agreement through the extended. Made little change to current 
forecast. Upper ridge builds across the Carolinas into this 
weekend...but then it gets flattened early next week as several 
shortwaves move east from the Great Lakes to New England. At the 
surface a backdoor front will drop south into the area Thursday 
night then lift back north on Saturday. Dynamics with this feature 
are weak and kept 20-30 probability of precipitation confined to the northeast counties. 
More typical late summertime weather returns for Sunday into 
Monday. Surface and upper ridge will be centered in the western 
Atlantic with a deep south to southwest flow and the Piedmont trough 
develops once again. Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible 
each day. Bumped up probability of precipitation a bit for Monday and Tuesday. Both models 
show a couple of well-defined shortwave passing either through or 
just north of the forecast area. 


&& 


Aviation /07z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
short term /today and tonight/... 
as of 1230 am Wednesday...persistence forecast continues this taf 
cycle with high confidence of VFR conditions through the period. 
Some light fog possible around kpgv overnight with winds becoming 
nearly calm at that taf site. Still expect some scattered 
stratocumulus during the afternoon Wednesday. Winds should be 
northerly at 10 knots or less. 


Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
as of 3 am Wednesday...VFR through the period. Isolated convection 
possible Saturday...with scattered convection possible Sunday at 
pgv and isolated...still isolated at oaj and ewn. Winds will be less 
than 10 knots through the period...from the west-northwest 
Thursday...southeast Friday and south both Saturday and Sunday. 
Forecast soundings indicate little chance of any late night/early 
am fog through Saturday. However...moist southerly flow returns 
beginning Saturday so VFR/MVFR fog possible Sunday morning. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /today and tonight/... 
as of 325 am Wednesday...northeast winds at generally 15 to 20 
knots on all waters today. Rough seas persist with seas as high as 
8 feet at Diamond buoy with 6 foot seas off Oregon Inlet. Long 
period swells continue from distant Hurricane Cristobal persist as 
well with 13 seconds off Oregon Inlet. As the storm makes it 
closest pass to the area during the late morning hours 
today...expect to see seas ramp up to as high as 11 or 12 feet 
and perhaps some gusts to near 25 knots...especially over the 
central waters. The gradient will begin to relax a bit later this 
evening with north winds diminishing to 10 to 15 kts by evening. 
Continue Small Craft Advisory on the coastal waters. 


Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
as of 245 PM Tuesday...elevated rough seas will continue Wednesday 
night...then gradually subside through the day Thursday as Cristobal 
continues to accelerate to the NE. Extended Small Craft Advisory times a few 
hours...into Thursday afternoon/evening...based on latest 
wavewatch/local Swan guidance. Weak cold front will move into 
the waters late Thursday and Thursday night. Winds less than 15kt 
expected through the period...becoming pred S/SW Friday night through 
the weekend as frontal boundary dissipates...and seas 2-3ft. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
as of 325 am Wednesday...a high surf advry continues for beaches from 
lookout north through this evening. Both wave watch and local Swan shows 
seas building to 8 to 12 feet off obx with 7 to 8 foot long period 
swell associated with Cristobal. These swells will lead to very rough 
surf conditions...mainly north of lookout where flow will be onshore. 


&& 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
NC...high surf advisory until midnight EDT tonight for ncz095-103- 
104. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EDT Thursday for amz152-154. 
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT Thursday for amz150-156- 
158. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...ctc 
near term...ctc 
short term...ctc 
long term...hsa 
aviation...ctc/hsa 
marine...ctc/hsa 
tides/coastal flooding...ctc 












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