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Current Conditions

  • 67°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NNE 13 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 65°
  • Pressure: 30.19 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Hatteras, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on September 23, 2014

Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday evening...
  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.1 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the ESE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.1 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 68F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 73F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 73F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:15 PM EDT on September 23, 2014


... Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a

* Flood Watch for a portion of eastern North Carolina...
including the following areas... Beaufort... Carteret... Craven...
   Jones... Mainland Dare... Mainland Hyde... Onslow... Outer Banks
Dare... Outer Banks Hyde... Pamlico... Tyrrell and Washington.

* Through Wednesday evening

* 3 to 4 inches of rain... locally higher... is possible through
Wednesday. Heavy rain over already saturated ground may result in
flooding.

* Likely ponding of water on roadways and possible Road closures
through Wednesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





 Beach Hazard Statement  Statement as of 4:16 PM EDT on September 23, 2014


... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Wednesday
evening...

* hazards... strong rip currents and north to south long shore
current.

* Location... north of Cape Lookout.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip currents
to develop are a couple hours either side of low tide... which
will occur around 230 PM Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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



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Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Sandbaggas, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 10:09 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: East at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Buxton, NC

Updated: 9:08 PM EST

Temperature: 67.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NNE at 12.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: The Ocracoke Harbor Inn/Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC

Updated: 10:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: ENE at 17.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
1000 PM EDT Tuesday Sep 23 2014 


Synopsis... 
a trough of low pressure will approach from offshore tonight and 
move inland Wednesday. The trough will stall over the area 
Wednesday night and Thursday...then move back offshore Friday and 
Saturday. High pressure will build into the area from the north 
during the weekend and into early next week. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Wednesday morning/... 
as of 955 PM Tuesday...overall intensity and coverage of rainfall 
has diminished over the past couple of hours. However...the 3 km 
hrrr and rap models all indicate precipitation will again increase 
in intensity around 09z or so and have indicated a slight drop in 
pop/quantitative precipitation forecast for the next several hours...ramping back up toward 
morning. Flood Watch remains in effect with heavier bands of rain 
offshore that should arrive in the morning. Continued with a 
slight chance of thunderstorms and some concern about rotating 
cells later tonight as surface trough approaches coast with good 
low-level shear/helicity developing near the trough. 


Based on current temperatures...have lowered minimum temperatures 
a couple of degrees across the board as many inland spots already 
in the upper 50s with low 60s coast...except upper 60s Outer 
Banks. Temperatures should not drop much further given the 
extensive cloud cover. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Wednesday morning through 6 PM Wednesday/... 
as low pressure trough moves inland, rain will continue heavy at 
times through Wednesday morning in an axis of deep moisture. Upper 
low to the west gradually weakens/fills and deeper moisture lifts 
NE during the afternoon. Should see at least lingering light rain 
into the afternoon over inland areas with the potential for 
heavier rain and flooding nearer the coast continuing. Expect 
little if any appreciable low/middle level drying during the 
afternoon given weak mixing so cloudy skies likely linger through the 
afternoon which will cap highs in the middle or upper 60s inland. 
Warm south flow at the coast may boost temperatures into the middle 70s 
despite precipitation. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 230 PM Tuesday...long term period will begin unsettled with heavy 
rain and localized flooding possibly ongoing Wednesday night...then 
mainly dry with near or above normal temperatures through the rest 
of the week into the weekend. 


Widespread heavy rain ends Wednesday night as low pressure at the surface and 
aloft weakens moving north of the region. Will keep in chance probability of precipitation 
with area still under influence of weak upper level energy and 
weakening upper low. Chances of heavier widespread precipitation should be 
significantly less and only scattered activity expected associated with drier 
air under weak subsidence. Upper level ridging expected late in the week 
and into the weekend with mainly dry conditions with low probability of precipitation forecast. 
Low level thicknesses support high temperatures in the lower 80s. Nighttime 
temperatures should drop back into the 60s under light to calm wind 
conditions. 


&& 


Aviation /02z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
short term /through 18z Wednesday/... 
as of 625 PM Monday...now reporting MVFR ceilings at kiso in an 
area of heavier rainfall. Expect additional taf sites to gradually 
drop to MVFR this evening and to IFR later tonight as steady 
precipitation continues. Expect IFR to low end MVFR to linger 
through much of Wednesday morning before mixing tends to erode the lowest 
cloud layers by early Wednesday afternoon. 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
as of 230 PM Tuesday...sub VFR conds expected Wednesday night with scattered to 
widespread low clouds and rain. Improving conditions on Thursday as rain 
and low clouds exit though scattered showers still possible on Thursday. 
Could be late night fog or stratus late in the week each night as 
winds will be light to calm with partly cloudy or clear skies. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /through Wednesday/ 
as of 10 PM Tuesday...strong gusty north/north-northeast winds continue...gusting 
as high as 35 knots at Diamond buoy and well into the 20s at other 
spots. No changes needed to current advisories which continue into 
Wednesday on the far northern and southern waters and Pamlico 
Sound and into Thursday in the Middle Waters. Seas also continue 
rough with 7 feet 13 miles east of Oregon Inlet and 8 feet at 
Diamond buoy. Winds will veer east/southeast and slowly diminish with the 
approach of the trough to the coast on Wednesday but 6+ feet seas will 
linger through Wednesday afternoon. 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
as of 230 PM Tuesday...Small Craft Advisory conditions will end first in the southern 
waters then the northern waters as southerly winds diminish to 5-15 knots 
highest northern waters. This will allow for seas to slowly subside Wednesday 
night. Winds become northerly again around 15 knots by Thursday night and 
remain through the weekend with seas 2-5 feet highest northern and central 
coastal waters. Still some uncertainty on strength of these 
northerly winds and possibility exists of marginal Small Craft Advisory conds in 
later forecasts. 


&& 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
NC...Flood Watch through Wednesday evening for ncz045>047-080-081- 
092>095-098-103-104. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until noon EDT Wednesday for amz135-156- 
158. 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 am EDT Thursday for amz150-152- 
154. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...btc 
near term...ctc 
short term...btc 
long term...jac/tl 
aviation...jac/ctc/btc 
marine...jac/ctc/btc 












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