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Current Conditions

  • 49°
  • Mist
  • Wind: WNW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 0.8 miles
  • Dew Point: 49°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Fog
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Fog

Forecast for Hatteras, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 68F. Windy. Winds from the South at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then rain showers after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Windy. Winds from the West at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 25 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 5 to 30 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Frisco, NC, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 9:55 PM EST

Temperature: 52.6 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sandbaggas, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 28.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:59 PM EST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NW at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
700 PM EST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will build into the area from the north tonight and 
Tuesday. A strong cold front will approach from the west Tuesday 
night and cross the region on Wednesday. High pressure builds to 
the south of the area through the end of the week. Another cold 
front will approach the area this weekend. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Tuesday morning/... 
as of 7 PM Monday...large area of rain will brush by the southern 
coastal waters over the next couple of hours. Have adjusted probability of precipitation 
down all areas and removed all mention of thunder. A strong 
frontal inversion will persist bringing areas of drizzle and some 
fog overnight. Dont think dense fog will be an issue as there will 
be some wind. Temperatures will not cool too much from their current 
readings of the middle 40s inland to upper 40s/low 50s coast. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Tuesday morning through 6 PM Tuesday/... 
as of 303 PM Monday...lingering fog and drizzle may be an issue 
through the morning hours as strong frontal inversion hangs on. 
There may be a lull in rain on Tuesday as weak high pressure continues 
to ridge south through east NC. However... continuing warm air advection aloft and 
850-925mb moisture transport will keep a stream of steadily 
increasing precipitable waters  into east NC. Therefore have an increasing chance of 
rain showers through the day...though best chances will still come 
later on Tuesday night. Have left a mention of thunder in grids as 
elevated instability will be present. Another wide range of temperatures 
expected... as inland areas will be stuck under the inversion all 
day and struggle into the lower 50s. Further east towards the 
coast...light southeast flow will allow for warming temperatures here with highs 
expected into the lower 60s. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Monday/... 
expect unsettled weather through Wednesday night perhaps 
lingering along the immediate coast early Christmas morning as a 
rather wet system is poised to affect much of the eastern US during 
this period. The forecast Tuesday night is tricky as initially 
insitu damming will be occurring with widespread low clouds and 
patchy drizzle. A warm front is forecast to begin to lift north 
across the area during the early evening. A non diurnal temperature 
curve will occur with lows occurring early Tuesday evening then 
temperatures rising in the southerly flow in the warm sector behind 
the warm front. Widespread rain is expected Tuesday night especially 
through midnight then may begin to see precipitation tapering off to more 
showery nature in the warm sector toward daybreak Wednesday. The 
area will be in the warm sector Wednesday with widespread showers 
and possible thunderstorms as a high shear/Low Cape environment 
prevails across the Carolinas. If any instability is realized this 
could mean a small chance of strong to severe storms...with the main 
threats being damaging wind gusts or an isolated tornado. This 
system also has the potential to produce heavy rainfall as 
precipitable waters rise to near climatology maximum. One to two inches of 
rain will be likely to fall through Wednesday night with localized 3 inch 
amounts possible. 


Temperatures will be quite warm Wednesday reaching into the low 70s away 
from cooling onshore flow in the afternoon. Winds will be quite 
gusty on Wednesday and nearing Wind Advisory criteria for coastal 
counties as the southerly flow strengthens. Could also see some 
sea/advection fog along the coast as the very warm, moist air 
travels over the cooler near shore shelf waters. This would dampen 
high temperatures further along the coast if it would to occur. 


May have to contend with a few showers early Christmas (thursday) 
morning as movement of the cold front has continue to slow in 
recent model runs. Thursday afternoon through Saturday expect 
transient upper ridge and surface high pressure to build across the 
region from the southwest producing dry and cooler conditions for 
Christmas day. It will still be gusty in a tight westerly gradient 
Thursday. Temperatures will be near climatology behind the front for Christmas 
day and Thursday night as upper trough moves off the East Coast. Low 
level thickness values support highs warming into the upper 50s and 
lower 60s Friday and Saturday but a bit cooler near the beaches. 


Model timing and strength issues continue with a potential cold 
front passage later in the weekend. The deterministic runs of the 
GFS would suggest a quicker/drier frontal passage Saturday night while the 
European model (ecmwf) signals a slower frontal passage and a potential wet latter 
half of the weekend. While awaiting model consistency, have pushed 
back slight chance probability of precipitation into Saturday night and Sunday with slightly 
cooling temperatures. Both models suggest a return of surface high pressure and 
zonal flow aloft very early next week. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Tuesday through Saturday/... 
short term /through 18z Tuesday/... 
as of 7 PM Monday...area of rain on the radar will stay to the 
south of area terminals. Only expect scattered light showers and 
drizzle overnight along with widespread LIFR. North winds expected 
through much of the period. Visibilities improving only slowly through 
the morning with a bit more mixing. Ceilings may not lift above LIFR. 
Currently feel that inland sites may lift first by middle morning. 
North winds will slowly veer through the day Tuesday. Overall...a 
very unpleasant aviation forecast. 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
IFR conditions look to continue into Tuesday night due to insitu 
damming associated with surface high pressure centered to the north making 
it difficult to scour out remaining low level moisture. A warm front 
lifts through the area Tuesday night but low levels remain near 
saturation so any improvement in flying conditions may be 
short-lived, especially with increasing rain chances again ahead of 
a cold front Wednesday into Wednesday evening. Winds will be quite 
gusty out of the south ahead of the front on Wednesday...then 
switching to west and gusty later Wednesday night and Thursday. Dry high 
pressure producing predominate VFR conditions returns to the area 
behind the cold front Thursday through Saturday. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /through tonight/... 
as of 7 PM Monday...have allowed Small Craft Advisory south of 
Ocracoke to expire at 7 PM...with advisories continuing over 
remainder of coastal waters. It will take longest for seas to 
subside across the northern waters. Light north winds all areas 
tonight behind the low pressure system and building weak high pressure to 
the north. Wind will slowly become NE then east on Tuesday as high 
pressure moves eastward. Seas will be on the low end mainly 2 to 4 feet 
on Tuesday. 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
hazardous marine conditions are expected beginning Tuesday night and 
continuing into Thursday night as a large area of low pressure 
affects the eastern US. A warm front will move north through the 
waters Tuesday night with winds veering to the south and increasing 
to 20 to 25 knots. A strong cold front will then approach the area 
Wednesday and cross the region late Wednesday night into early 
Thursday. The southerly winds will increase to 20 to 30 knots 
Wednesday and Wednesday evening ahead of the cold front before 
becoming westerly 20 to 25 knots late Wednesday and Thursday behind 
the front. Seas respond by building and peaking at 8-12 feet 
Wednesday night (per swan). The models continue to suggest that low 
end gales in gusts will be possible Wednesday into Wednesday night. 
Winds/seas will begin to decrease as high pressure builds into the 
area late Thursday. More benign marine weather conditions will 
highlight Friday into early Saturday. SW winds will begin to pick up 
ahead of a cold front Saturday afternoon. 


&& 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
NC...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for amz152- 
154. 
Small Craft Advisory until 1 am EST Tuesday for amz150. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...tl 
near term...hsa/tl 
short term...tl 
long term...btc 
aviation...hsa/Lep/btc 
marine...hsa/tl/btc 












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