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Current Conditions

  • 38°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: West 17 mph
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 21°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. +
  • Heat Index: 28

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 40 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 42 °
  • Low: 33 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 26 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Overcast
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Overcast

Forecast for Hatteras, North Carolina

Updated: 9:51 PM EST on February 10, 2016

  • Overnight

    Partly cloudy late this evening...then clearing. Windy with lows in the upper 20s. West winds 20 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunny and windy. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny with a chance of snow in the morning...then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 30s...except around 40 south of Oregon Inlet. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the evening... then a slight chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Brisk with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Cold with lows around 20.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Mostly cloudy. Not as cool with highs in the mid 40s.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Not as cool with lows in the lower 40s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 40. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

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Location: Hatterasman, Frisco, NC

Updated: 11:19 PM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: WNW at 23.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Brigands Bay, Frisco, NC

Updated: 11:16 PM EST

Temperature: 38.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at 26.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: SANDBAGGAS, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 11:18 PM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: NNW at 21.2 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: NOS_NWLON, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 10:42 PM EST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: West at 33 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Buxton, NC

Updated: 11:10 PM EST

Temperature: 38.2 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: WNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Sunset Drive, Ocracoke, NC

Updated: 11:21 PM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Sunset Dr, Ocracoke, NC

Updated: 11:07 PM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
920 PM EST Wednesday Feb 10 2016 

Arctic high pressure will build in from the northwest through 
early Friday. Weak low pressure will move across just south of the 
area Friday...followed by another blast of Arctic air for the 
weekend. Low pressure will approach from the southwest Monday and 
move across the area Tuesday. 


Near term /until 6 am Thursday morning/... 
as of 920 PM Wednesday...broken to overcast high based cumulus 
continue over the extreme east and should dissipate as expected 
by 06z. Patchy cirrus will streak across the sky at times but 
expecting mostly clear skies after midnight with a brisk westerly 
wind. Even with low level mixing limiting radiational cooling, the 
airmass established across the Carolinas is cold and overnight 
lows will reflect this with readings 20 to 25 degrees expected 
inland and upper 20s beaches. 


Short term /6 am Thursday morning through 6 PM Thursday/... 
as of 315 PM Wednesday...despite some slight middle-level height 
rises on Thursday...the forecast 2-meter temperatures are actually 
a couple of degrees cooler. Under generally sunny skies...except 
for some daytime cumulus...high temperatures again struggle to 
reach 40 degrees over much of the County Warning Area...with many spots remaining 
in the upper 30s. 


Long term /Thursday night through Wednesday/... 
below normal temperatures through early next week...with Arctic 
airmass moving into eastern NC this weekend. There is the potential 
for a wintry weather Friday. 

Thursday night through Friday night... 

Shortwave energy will drop down from Canada...accompanied by ~125kt 
jetstreak Friday...leading to re-amplifying the upper level trough 
over the eastern half U.S. And bringing even colder Arctic airmass 
into the southeast region over the weekend. 

Surface high will be over the area while a surface low develop/strengthens 
off the southeast/Carolina coast. Current challenge are the latest 
models not being consistent. 10/12z NAM forecasting sounding 
soundings indicates saturation in the snow growth zone region with a 
slight warm nose...especially along our southern-most 
counties...with possible wintry mix; sleet and possible 
-fzra for the southern zones and -sn for the northern counties. 
Meanwhile...10/12z GFS forecasting sounding has a stronger warm nose 
and less saturated in the snow growth zone region than the 12z NAM. 
Both 10/12z GFS and 10/12z European model (ecmwf) have some consistency with snow 
developing along to the counties along sounds...mainly northern 
Pamlico and Albemarle Sound. Plus, with the latest guidance from wpc 
probabilistic winter guidance...confidence have increased and 
made adjustments for Friday forecast. Expect light snow west of 
Highway 17 with a wintry mix to the south...then snow will move north 
of Highway 70 in the afternoon...meanwhile the southern counties will 
be mainly a mix of -ra/-sn. 

Saturday through sunday: a secondary cold front will push through 
the area Friday night into early Saturday...bringing even 
colder/drier airmass into the region.Very strong high pressure will 
build into the region from the northwest. The 850mb temperatures will 
plummet by Sunday by the way -15c to -20c with low level thickness dropping 
into the 1225-1240m range. This will bring very cold temperatures 
across the area...with high struggling to reach freezing on Sunday. 
Saturday's highs...middle 30s/upper 30s and sunday's highs in the upper 
20s/low 30s. Overnight lows...mid/upper teens to low 20s for both 
Saturday Sunday night. 

Monday through Wednesday...the long wave trough axis and surface high 
pressure will shift offshore on Monday as the next shortwave comes 
in from the Central Plains and developing a surface low develop off the 
Carolina coast. Increased probability of precipitation for Monday and Tuesday as the best 
chances with precipitation. Precipitation could begin as -ra/-sn mix Monday 
morning before transitioning to all rain. The surface low will lift to 
the northeast as the trough axis swings across eastern NC Tuesday 
night. Surface high pressure will build in from southwest. Temperatures 
will begin to rebound Monday as highs are expected to reach into the 
40s Monday... in the low 50s Tuesday and by Wednesday middle 50s. 


Aviation /02z Thursday through Monday/... 
short term /through Thursday/... 
as of 645 PM Wednesday...high confidence in VFR conditions 
through the taf period. High based cumulus ceilings early this 
evening will clear by 06z with clear skies then prevailing through 
Thursday as a cold/dry Canadian airmass persists across the 
region. Gusty westerly winds this evening will diminish overnight 
then become northwest Thursday with gusts again of 15 to 20 knots 
expected in the afternoon. 

Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
as of 330 PM Wednesday...mainly VFR conditions for most of the forecast 
period...except for Friday and Monday. MVFR conditions will be 
likely Friday as a surface low develops/strengths along the Carolina 
coast...bringing the threat of mix wintry precipitation across the 
area. VFR conditions returns late Friday night as a cold front will 
push through with high pressure building behind it and will continue 
through Sunday. Possible MVFR conditions for Monday with the 
development of a surface low to the southeast coast. 


short term /tonight and Thursday/... 
as of 920 PM Wednesday...no changes. Westerly becoming 
northwesterly winds are forecast to increase tonight as the 
pressure gradient tightens with speeds again 20 to 30 knots...similar 
to last night. Winds will diminish to 10 to 20 knots Thursday 
afternoon. Seas have subsided from last nights 10 feet levels but 
will remain in the 4-7 foot range tonight into Thursday as the 
winds increase. No changes to current small craft advisories at 
this time through the short term period. 

Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
as of 330 PM Wednesday...poor boating conditions will be expected for most 
of the forecast period...except for Friday. High pressure will be 
built to the north...meanwhile a low pressure system will 
develop/strength over the southeast/Carolina coast on Friday. Winds 
will shift from the northwest to NE 10-15 knots and seas 2 to 3 feet Friday. 
Winds and sea will increase again early Saturday on the backside of 
the surface low and ahead of the cold front. Small Craft Advisory 
conditions will re-develop late Friday night/early Saturday into 
Sunday over the coastal waters/Pamlico Sound. Northwest winds 20-30 knots 
with seas building 5-8ft. Winds are expected to peak Saturday night 
into early Sunday...with possible gale force wind gusts. 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST Thursday for amz135-150- 
Small Craft Advisory until midnight EST Thursday night for 


near term...jme/ctc 
short term...ctc 
long term...bm 
tides/coastal flooding...mhx 

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