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Current Conditions

  • 28°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: West 8 mph
  • Humidity: 92%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Pressure: 30.02 in. +
  • Heat Index: 20

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 15 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 20 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 51 °
  • Low: 46 °
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  • Rain
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 40 °
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  • Wednesday
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  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 32 °
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Forecast for Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Updated: 7:19 PM EST on February 12, 2016

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers early this evening...then partly cloudy this late evening and overnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 20 percent.

  • Saturday

    Sunny and blustery. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Cold with lows around 15. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Sunny in the morning...then becoming partly sunny. Cold with highs in the upper 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold with lows in the lower 20s. East winds around 5 mph.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Warmer with highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy. Rain likely...mainly after midnight. Breezy and warmer with lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Rain. Breezy with highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 7:39 PM EST on February 12, 2016


... Areas of black ice through Saturday morning...

Temperatures across the area will dip well below freezing tonight.
Lingering moisture from todays snow and the cold temperatures will
lead to areas of black ice on roadways.

Motorists should exercise caution while driving. Allow for extra
time to reach your destination and avoid sudden stops or
accelerations.



739 PM EST Fri Feb 12 2016

... Areas of black ice through Saturday morning...

Temperatures across the area will dip well below freezing tonight.
Lingering moisture from todays snow and the cold temperatures will
lead to areas of black ice on roadways.

Motorists should exercise caution while driving. Allow for extra
time to reach your destination and avoid sudden stops or
accelerations.



 Local Storm Report 



02/12/2016 0530 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow m1.5 inch, reported by amateur radio.





02/12/2016 0600 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e1.5 inch, reported by ASOS.


            From tower personnel




02/12/2016 0630 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e2.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Also reported by amateur radio




02/12/2016 0530 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow m1.5 inch, reported by amateur radio.





02/12/2016 0600 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e1.5 inch, reported by ASOS.


            From tower personnel




02/12/2016 0630 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e2.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Also reported by amateur radio




02/12/2016 0445 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by ASOS.


            From tower personnel




02/12/2016 0445 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by ASOS.


            From tower personnel




02/12/2016 0445 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by ASOS.


            From tower personnel





02/12/2016 0445 PM

Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by ASOS.


            From tower personnel




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 9:07 PM EST on February 12, 2016


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/Wakefield

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

... Camden County...
   Camden 3.0 540 PM 2/12 amateur radio

... Chowan County...
   Edenton 1.3 500 PM 2/12 public

... Pasquotank County...
   Elizabeth City 2.0 630 PM 2/12 trained spotter

... Perquimans County...
   Hertford 1.0 540 PM 2/12 amateur radio

Virginia

... City of Norfolk...
   Pennsytown 0.7 600 PM 2/12 co-op observer

... City of Portsmouth...
   Cradock 0.6 600 PM 2/12 trained spotter

... City of Virginia Beach...
   Virginia Beach 1.0 650 PM 2/12 trained spotter

... Sussex County...
   1 NW Wakefield 0.7 415 PM 2/12 NWS office

&&

*****metadata*****
:2/12/2016, 540 PM, NC, Camden, Camden, , , 36.3273, -76.168, snow, 3.0, inch, amateur radio,
:2/12/2016, 500 PM, NC, Chowan, Edenton, , , 36.0558, -76.6019, snow, 1.3, inch, public,
:2/12/2016, 630 PM, NC, Pasquotank, Elizabeth City, , , 36.296, -76.2206, snow, 2.0, inch, trained spotter,
:2/12/2016, 540 PM, NC, Perquimans, Hertford, , , 36.1831, -76.4746, snow, 1.0, inch, amateur radio,
:2/12/2016, 600 PM, VA, city of Norfolk, Pennsytown, , , 36.87, -76.23, snow, 0.7, inch, co-op observer,
:2/12/2016, 600 PM, VA, city of Portsmouth, Cradock, , , 36.8, -76.32, snow, 0.6, inch, trained spotter,
:2/12/2016, 650 PM, VA, city of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, , , 36.8529263, -75.977985, snow, 1.0, inch, trained spotter,
:2/12/2016, 415 PM, VA, Sussex, Wakefield, 1, NW, 36.9788383321, -77.0010170765, snow, 0.7, inch, NWS office,



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Location: Forest Park II, Elizabeth City, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Forest Park, Elizabeth City, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 27.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: WNW at 2.8 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Elizabeth City, NC

Updated: 8:13 PM EST

Temperature: 29 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: WNW at 5 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Old Desert Rd., Elizabeth City, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Shiloh, NC

Updated: 8:59 PM EST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NW at 6 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Northeast Landing, Elizabeth City, NC

Updated: 9:18 PM EST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: South at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Deep Creek Shores, Hertford, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Durants Neck, Hertford, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hertford, NC

Updated: 9:05 PM EST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: WSW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Shores Plantation, Hertford, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Albemarle Plantation Marina, Hertford, NC

Updated: 9:25 PM EST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: OBX-Jack's Place, Grandy, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Haughton Road, Edenton, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Ocean Sands, Corolla, NC

Updated: 7:16 PM EST

Temperature: 32.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: OS, COROLLA, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Swan Beach, Corolla, NC

Updated: 9:20 PM EST

Temperature: 29.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Stillwater Landing, Knotts Island, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Near Cason Point, Knotts Island, NC

Updated: 9:26 PM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: West at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Riverneck, Columbia, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 30.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: North Swan Beach, Corolla, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Silver Springs Rd., Sunbury, NC

Updated: 9:23 PM EST

Temperature: 26.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
925 PM EST Friday Feb 12 2016 


Synopsis... 
low pressure lifts northeast off the Virginia coast this evening. 
Arctic high pressure builds in for the upcoming weekend...resulting 
in the coldest temperatures so far this year. Low pressure lifts 
from the deep south into the middle Atlantic region early next 
week. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Saturday morning/... 
forecast updated to cancel the winter storm warng and advisory with 
snow ending across southeast Virginia/NE NC. Will issue a Special Weather Statement for black ice 
over these areas tonight. -Sn continues over the lower Eastern Shore 
tonight...with any accumulations expected to stay below one inch. 


Previous discussion... 
latest surface analysis centers 1014mb surface low pressure off the NC 
coast this afternoon...with high pressure centered just off the 
middle- Atlantic coast. Regional radar mosaic depicts area of light 
snow moving across east/southeast Virginia...with observation and radar returns 
indicating heaviest snow over NE NC. The heaviest band of 
snow/sleet and frontogenetic forcing remains along and just south 
of the Albemarle Sound. This will continue to be the highlighted 
area for the next few hours. Light snow will wind down across eastern 
Virginia into southeast Virginia by 5 PM...with little additional accumulation. 
Advisories remain in effect with an additional 0.5 inch of 
snowfall still possible back into Isle of Wight and Southampton 
counties. The surface low deepens and lifts northeastward as the upper level 
wave pushes offshore. Snow band will pivot into southeast Virginia late today 
before the light snow finally pushes offshore early this evening. 
The Arctic boundary then pushes through the region this evening. Have 
increased probability of precipitation for the Maryland Eastern Shore to likely late this evening as 
shortwave energy along the Arctic boundary will likely result in 
additional light snow. Accumulations will generally range from 1 
to 2 inches. Northwest winds increase behind the Arctic 
boundary...increasing to 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts 25 to 30 miles per hour 
coastal areas and the Eastern Shore. Sky clears SW to NE late 
tonight...with overnight lows falling into the teens to low 20s. 
Wind chills will drop into the single digits. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Saturday morning through Monday/... 
deep upper trough locates over New England into the Middle-Atlantic 
States Sat as the Arctic boundary pushes offshore. Polar front 
prognosticated to remain north of the local area. The Arctic high builds 
into the Ohio Valley late Sat...ushering in some of the coldest air of 
the season. 850 mb temperatures plummet to around -18 to -20c (-2 to -3 Standard 
dev). Highs only forecast in the middle/upper 20s inland to low 30s southeast. 
Windy...with northwest winds generally 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts 30 to 
35 miles per hour. Gusts over the Eastern Shore and coastal areas expected to 
reach 40 miles per hour. While the air mass remains very dry (dewpoints below 
0)...Bay streamers and light snow showers are possible over the Eastern 
Shore. Will hold onto slight chance probability of precipitation there. Sky averages sunny 
southwest to partly cloudy NE. Large scale confluence in wake of the 
departing upper low will allow high pressure to build into the 
region Sat night. Winds diminish inland...allowing for great 
radiational cooling and lows plunging into the single digits to low 
teens inland to upper teens near the coast. Wind chill values 
generally 0 to 5 above inland and around 5 below Northern Neck to the Eastern 
Shore. Will hold off on Wind Chill Advisory at this time. 


The Arctic high centers over the middle-Atlantic sun...with highs only 
warming into the middle/upper 20s (-2 Standard dev). Sky averages mostly 
sunny with a light New York wind. Middle/upper level clouds begin to increase 
late Sunday as the next storm system approaches. 


The high shifts toward New England Sun night as the next storm 
system develops over the deep south Monday. Northern stream energy lifts 
north of the region Sun night/Monday as a middle level trough tracks 
across the central Continental U.S. Monday. Southwesterly flow aloft will result in 
moisture return into the middle-Atlantic region. Probability of precipitation increase late Sun 
night as the northern stream system weakens and weak isentropic lift 
advects into the region. Air mass will easily be cold enough Sun 
night for all snow as lows Sun night will be in the upper teens to 
around 20. Precipitation chances increase Monday as a coastal trough sharpens 
along the coast and the aforementioned deep south low begins to lift 
northeastward toward the local area. Have increase probability of precipitation to likely across the 
northwest Monday morning...with likely probability of precipitation across all but southeast Virginia/NE NC Monday 
afternoon. Warm air advection aloft/critical thicknesses still indicating a change 
over from snow/ice pellets Monday morning to rain closer to the coast Monday afternoon. 
Ptype likely to remain all snow northwest. There still remains some timing 
and spatial differences in the models...but current snowfall 
forecast calls for 1-2 inches along the Interstate 85 corridor into 
central Virginia and northern Virginia...with 2-4 inches across the northwest counties. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
12/12z numerical models depict low pressure tracking NE from the 
deep south to the southern Appalachians Monday evening...then rapidly 
deepening as it lifts NE into the middle-Atlantic region by midday 
Tuesday as a vigorous upper trough digs across the southern/central 
Appalachians. Thermal profiles suggest mixed precipitation could continue 
into the evening over the Piedmont. Overnight lows should occur in 
the evening...with rising temperatures overnight as the low-level 
flow becomes south-southeast. Colder temperatures will likely persist the 
longest in the far northwest Piedmont counties where some pockets of -fzra 
could continue overnight...but generally all rain is expected by 
early Tuesday morning. Periods of moderate rain are possible late 
Monday night into Tuesday as a band of strong vertical ascent passes 
over the region. Strong pressure falls could produce a modestly 
strong southerly wind across the eastern third of the area for a 3-6hr 
period Tuesday. Temperatures warm to at least the middle/upper 50s 
across the eastern half of the area Tuesday...with low 60s possible 
along the coast...while the Piedmont struggles to rise above the 
upper 40s/low 50s. Generally expecting drier conditions by Tuesday 
night...although some 20-30% probability of precipitation will linger across the north as a 
secondary trough swings across the northern mid-Atlantic. Dry and mild 
Wednesday under west-northwest flow with highs in the upper 40s to middle 50s. A 
cold front tracks across the area Wednesday night...followed by 
Canadian high pressure Thursday. This should push temperatures below 
normal...but within -1 St dev. A moderating trend commences late 
week as high pressure moves offshore and low pressure tracks through 
the Great Lakes. 


&& 


Aviation /02z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
low pressure moves off the coast tonight as Arctic high builds into 
the Middle Atlantic States during the weekend. The high moves off the 
coast as low pressure moves northeast from the Gulf Coast states 
early next week. 


As of 01z...snow has ended over southeast Virginia/NE NC but continues over 
portions of the lower Eastern Shore. As the leading edge of Arctic 
air approaches and moves through...there may be more snow at sby. 
Have light snow in the taf for most of the overnight. This could go 
to IFR but not expected to last for very long. 


MVFR ceilings are expected for the next few hours southeast portions with some 
IFR indicated at ecg. Conditions slowly improve through the early 
morning with a mostly clear sky indicated for Saturday. The 
exception would be at sby where stratocu is expected to produce a 
ceiling of around 5k feet through much of the day Saturday. 


Outlook...dry and VFR conditions are expected through Sunday night. 
There will be a chance for snow across the area Monday morning turning 
to rain from southeast to northwest Monday afternoon. Widespread rain is indicated 
Monday night and Tuesday. Periods of IFR are expected with the 
precipitation. Dry and VFR weather return for Wednesday. 


&& 


Marine... 
low pressure is tracking east-northeast off the NC coast this 
afternoon. Meanwhile...another area of low pressure is tracking 
across the eastern lakes...with an Arctic cold front trailing through 
the Ohio Valley...and Arctic high pressure spilling into the upper 
Midwest. The coastal low will bring a period of snow...which will 
reduce visibility late this afternoon and evening (mainly s). As the low 
lifts to the NE tonight the Arctic cold front will pass across the 
region with strong cold air advection developing late tonight...and continuing 
through Saturday into Saturday night as the Arctic high builds in 
from the northwest. A northwest wind will average 25-30kt with frequent gusts of 
35-40kt over the ocean and Bay. Seas build to 5-8ft with 4-5 feet 
waves in the Bay. Gale flags continue for late tonight through 
Saturday night. For the rivers and sound...wind speeds remain capped 
at high-end Small Craft Advisory at this time. Freezing spray is expected as 
temperatures plummet Saturday and especially Saturday night/Sunday 
morning...with a freezing spray advisory in effect for Saturday 
night into Sunday morning. The wind will diminish Sunday into Sunday 
night as the high settles across the area. Low pressure approaches 
form the SW early next week...and tracks up the Piedmont Tuesday. 
This will allow for a modestly strong south-southeast wind and building 
seas/waves. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
strong northwest flow associated with an Arctic cold front will produce 
blow-out tides / low water advisories for some areas early 
Saturday morning...and much of the coastlines Saturday afternoon 
and night. The main areas early Saturday morning that could have 
low water are along the atlanitc coast north of Cape Charles. A low 
water advisory has been issued from 08-13z (3 to 8 am). 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory from 4 am Saturday to 10 am EST Sunday 
for anz633-635>638. 
Freezing spray advisory from 7 am Saturday to noon EST Sunday 
for anz630>632-634-650-652-654-656. 
Gale Warning from 4 am Saturday to 4 am EST Sunday for 
anz630>632-634-650-652-654-656-658. 
Low water advisory from 3 am to 8 am EST Saturday for anz650- 
652-654. 
Freezing spray advisory from 7 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday 
for anz658. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...Sam 
near term...mas/Sam 
short term...Sam 
long term...ajz 
aviation...lsa 
marine...ajz 
tides/coastal flooding... 



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