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Current Conditions

  • 81°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 76°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. -
  • Heat Index: 87

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
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  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 79 °
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  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 77 °
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  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 75 °
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  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 75 °
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  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 75 °
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Forecast for Hatteras, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 79F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F with a heat index of 91F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F with a heat index of 90F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 75F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then clear. High of 82F with a heat index of 90F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 25 to 30 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F with a heat index of 90F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 25 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 75F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Frisco, NC, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 6:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Sandbaggas, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 6:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 76 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SW at 7.3 mph Pressure: 28.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Buxton, NC

Updated: 5:05 PM EST

Temperature: 79.6 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
342 PM EDT Wednesday Jul 23 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will approach from the northwest through Thursday 
and move into the area Friday...then dissipate across the area 
Saturday. Another cold front will approach the area Tuesday. 


&& 


Near term /this evening and tonight/... 
as of 330 PM Wednesday...convection remains isolated/scattered for 
inland sections near the sea-breeze. The subtropical ridge 
continues off the southeast coast with an upper level cut-off low 
across the northern Gulf states. At the surface...the Bermuda high 
continues off the southeast coast while the Piedmont trough 
persists inland. A surface cold front currently stretched SW to NE 
across the Ohio River valley will push southeast towards the Carolinas 
overnight into Thursday. 


19z laps sounding indicates a very moist column with precipitable waters  2.20 
inches and modest instability as lifted indices fall below -5 c 
and SBCAPE values build above 3000 j/kg. Scattered thunderstorms 
have developed but remain much less coverage than previous days 
due to lack of upper level support...unidirectional low level 
flow and continued weak shear. Showers and thunderstorms should 
diminish across inland sections this evening with loss of daytime 
heating and lack of sea-breeze trigger...though shower/tstorm 
activity will continue for the offshore waters near the Gulf 
Stream. SW gradient should provide enough mixing to inhibit fog 
development overnight. Temperatures will remain mild with lows in the 
lower 70s inland to middle 70s along the obx and southern coast. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday/... 
as of 340 PM Wednesday...the cold front over the Ohio River valley will 
continue to move southeast towards eastern NC Thursday...and will 
help focus showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. Forecast 
soundings indicate precipitable waters  continue above 2 inches Thursday with lifted 
indices -4 to -5 c and SBCAPE values 2000-2500 j/kg. Shear will 
increase slightly Thursday though remain unidirectional west-southwest. Some 
storms could become severe due to moist unstable atmosphere...middle 
level shortwave and location of right-entrance region of upper jet 
just west of the County Warning Area. Biggest threat at this time appears to be 
damaging wind gusts. Do not expect hail to be a major issue with 
freezing levels of 15k feet or higher...though cannot completely 
rule out. Low level thicknesses range 1415-1425 meters yielding 
maximum temperatures in the low 90s inland to middle 80s along the coast/obx. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 230 PM Wednesday...good covering of rain showers/thunderstorms and rain Thursday evening as cold front 
moves into region with upper trf just to the west. A few strong to severe 
storms will be poss early before instability drops. Deeper moisture will 
shift east overnight with precipitation tapering off or poss ending inland. 
Front will stall near CST Friday and gradient washout...deeper moisture 
will be near or east of CST and lowered probability of precipitation to slight chance inland with 
low chance CST. Friday night through early Sunday looks mainly dry as upper trf 
lifts out with zonal flow aloft. Continue isolated pop imd CST Friday night and 
just inland Sat. On Sunday models differ a bit with 12z GFS slower to 
return moisture while 00z European model (ecmwf) brings deeper moisture back inland. 
Lowered probability of precipitation a bit but continue low chance inland Sun afternoon. Highs will be 
mainly in the 80s Friday and Sat with upper trf crossing and front 
washing out. Lower 90s return inland Sunday as low level flow GOES SW. 


Another rather deep upper trf and associated cold front will approach 
early next week. Continue chance probability of precipitation Monday and Monday night as front approaches 
and reaches eastern NC. Front will likely stall near CST again by Tuesday 
however atms dries signif and not expecting much precipitation Tuesday or 
Wednesday... with best chances CST early Tuesday. Lower 90s Monday ahead of front 
then temperatures will cool into the 80s Tuesday and Wednesday with front in vicinity 
and lower heights aloft. 


&& 


Aviation /19z Wednesday through Monday/... 
short term /through Thursday morning/... 
as of 140 PM Wednesday...mostly VFR expected through the period though 
could see brief reductions to visibilities/ceilings due to scattered 
thunderstorms this afternoon. SW flow will become light overnight 
limiting the fog potential. Could again see reductions to aviation 
conditions Thursday as a frontal system crosses eastern NC with 
showers and thunderstorms expected across the region. 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
as of 230 PM Wednesday...good covering of rain showers and thunderstorms and rain Thursday evening with 
occasional reductions in cigs/vsbys. Precipitation will taper off and end later 
Thursday however with light winds may see some fog and St develop. Mainly 
VFR Friday through Sunday with limited if any precipitation...however light winds 
and ample low level moisture Friday night and Sat night could result in 
patchy fog and St with reduced cigs/vsbys. Rain showers and thunderstorms and rain will 
increase in covering later Sun night and Monday as another front approaches 
with some brief periods of reduced flight categories. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /through Wednesday/ 
as of 325 PM Wednesday...latest surface and buoy data indicate SW winds 
5-15 knots and seas 2-3 feet in medium period seas 7-8 seconds. Diamond 
Shoals has started to see gusts near 20 knots but seas remain around 
3 feet. Local Swan and wavewatch have been overdone by about one 
foot over the past 24 hours...so adjusted seas slightly to account 
for this though once frequent gusts to 20 knots overspreads the 
central/southern coastal waters...expect 4-5 feet seas for the 
outer fringes of the coastal zones. The Bermuda high will remain 
offshore with a Piedmont trough inland through the period. A cold 
front will continue to approach from the northwest overnight into 
Thursday. SW winds will generally range 10-20 knots this evening and 
overnight as the surface pressure gradient tightens. Seas around 
2-4 feet this evening will build to 3-5 feet across the southern and 
central waters tonight under increased SW flow. 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/ 
as of 230 PM Wednesday...front will drift to the CST Thursday night then 
stall and washout Friday and Friday night. SW winds mainly 10 to 15 kts 
Thursday evening will diminish and become variable through Friday night. SW 
winds will return Sat and increase to 10 to 15 kts late. The SW 
winds will continue to gradient increase sun and Monday as cold front 
approaches with speeds 15 to 20 kts Sun afternoon and 20 to 25 kts later 
Sun night and Monday. 


Seas of 3 to 5 feet Thursday evening will subside to 2 to 4 feet Friday morning 
and 2 to 3 feet by Friday afternoon. Seas will continue in the 2 to 3 foot range 
through Sat. Seas will build sun as winds increase with 4 to 6 feet by 
afternoon. Seas will peak at 5 to 7 feet Monday. 


&& 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
NC...none. 
Marine...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...dag 
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long term...rf 
aviation...rf/dag 
marine...rf/dag 








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