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Current Conditions

  • 52°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 52°
  • Pressure: 30.08 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hatteras, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

High surf advisory in effect until 2 PM EDT Monday...
  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain. High of 61F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain. High of 63F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 63F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the North at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 25 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 30 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 5 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 63F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 High Surf Advisory  Statement as of 4:20 PM EDT on April 19, 2014


... High surf advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to
2 PM EDT Monday...

* location... Outer Banks north of Cape Hatteras.

* Surf height... 7 to 9 feet.

* Timing... this evening through Monday morning.

* Impacts... rough surf with potential for localized ocean
overwash during high tide.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing strong shore break... dangerous rip
currents and localized beach erosion.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Buxton, NC

Updated: 7:32 PM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ENE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 8:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 255% Wind: SW at 32.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 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 
728 PM EDT Sat Apr 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure across North Florida will slowly move east and off 
the southeast coast through tonight...then lift northeast well 
offshore Sunday and Monday. A cold front will move through 
Tuesday night. High pressure behind the front will pass through 
Thursday then move off the coast Friday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Sunday morning/... 
as of 703 PM Sat...low pressure off the Florida coast this evening 
with strong northeast low level flow over eastern North Carolina 
continuing to bring overcast skies with areas of light rain and fog. 
This trend will continue through the night. Clouds and precipitation will 
keep temperatures from falling much tonight and expect lows around 50s most 
locations. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday/... 
as of 345 PM Sat...stacked low pressure will slowly track to the 
northeast Sunday across the offshore waters with abundant moisture 
continue to advect into eastern NC. Forcing continues to wane 
through the period with coastal sections having the best chance of 
receiving accumulating precipitation. Models vary on just how much quantitative precipitation forecast 
across the region. Most mesoscale models as well as the NAM/European model (ecmwf) are 
wetter solutions while the GFS is much dryer. Will keep high probability of precipitation 
eastern sections to slt chance far western sections. Clouds 
expected to hold on throughout the day limiting significant 
heating but expect several degrees of warming over today with 
highs in the low to middle 60s. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Saturday/... 
vertically stacked low pressure will slowly move east-northeast to the south 
of the region Sunday night into Monday. Lingering chances of rain 
especially over coastal sections Sunday night into early Monday as 
a piece of upper level energy and deeper moisture rotate about the 
stacked low off the southeast coast. May finally begin to see some 
clearing in earnest particularly over inland sections Monday 
afternoon. Increasing sunshine will boost temperatures back near 70/low 
70s away from the water Monday afternoon with middle and upper 6os at 
the coast. 


Milder low level SW flow will increase ahead of a cold front 
approaching from the northwest Tuesday. Middle Range model guidance in good 
agreement for chance of showers/possible thunderstorms developing 
later Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening ahead of a progressive 
sharp middle level trough. Most of this shower activity will be moving 
off the coast after midnight. 


The remaining longer range forecast will feature dry and pleasant 
weather as an upper ridge gradually builds toward the East Coast 
through the end of the week. Temperatures low to middle 70s inland Wednesday will 
rise to around 80 by Friday. Possibly a weak front to affect the 
area Friday night into next Saturday but will cap probability of precipitation at slight 
chance for now until forecast details come into better focus with 
later model runs. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Sunday through Thursday/... 
short term /through 00z Monday/... 
as of 701 PM Sat...widespread IFR conditions with pockets of MVFR 
and isolated temporary VFR across eastern North Carolina tafs 
tonight and Sunday. Strong low pressure off the Florida coast will 
continue northeast flow. Forecast soundings showing low level 
inversion trapping moisture near the ground for low clouds and light 
showers and fog reducing visibilities to sub VFR through at least 
the day tomorrow. Crosswind component noted at New Bern taf 
tomorrow. Some drying noted in the forecast soundings for the inland 
tafs in the lower levels...but moisture will continue over the 
eastern tafs with the low pressure lifting north offshore. But 
continued sub VFR conditions. 


Long term /Sunday afternoon through Thursday/... 
inland areas should see some gradual improvement in ceilings Sunday 
afternoon but additional low cloud cover will return Sunday night 
as the nocturnal inversion sets in with continued moist low level 
onshore flow overnight. Slow improvement expected Monday morning 
as mixing increases after sunrise with a return to VFR by midday 
or so. 


Showers and possible thunderstorms ahead of a cold front may 
again lead to brief periods of sub-VFR conditions Tuesday 
afternoon and evening. The front will move through quickly overnight 
Tuesday with predominant VFR on Wednesday and Thursday. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /through Sunday/... 
as of 727 PM Sat...strong low pressure off the Florida coast this 
evening with high pressure nosing into western North Carolina 
creating strong northeast flow over the North Carolina coastal 
waters. Speeds creating gale conditions over the southern and 
central waters and Pamlico Sound with Small Craft Advisory 
conditions over the norther waters and the Albemarle Sound and 
rivers. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Surface conditions not expected to change 
through the night. 


The low gradually pushes east off the Florida coast Sunday with 
continued tight pressure gradients across the waters. Expect sustained 
NE winds around 20-30 knots to as high as 35 knots across portions of the 
southern coastal waters. Wind gusts as high as 40 knots can also be 
expected. Seas are expected to build up to 10 feet across the southern 
waters and to 8-11 feet across the northern waters. 


Continuing the Gale Warning for the Pamlico Sound and coastal 
waters south of Oregon Inlet through Sun night with Small Craft 
Advisory across the rivers and Albemarle Sound. 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
strong winds will continue Sunday night with tight gradient between surface 
low to S and high pressure to the north. Continue gales central and southern waters 
through sun evening with Small Craft Advisory elsewhere. As the low drifts slowly east 
and the high weakens winds will gradient subside Monday and become light 
Monday night as the weak high crosses. Winds will gradient become SW 10 
to 15 kts Tuesday ahead of next cold front Tuesday. Post frontal north 
winds may lead to marginal Small Craft Advisory conditions late Tuesday night into Wednesday. 


Persistent NE winds will lead to seas of 8 to 12 feet over the 
outer waters later sun into Sun night. Seas will slowly subside 
Monday and Monday night with Small Craft Advisory finally ending all waters by 12z 
Tuesday. Seas will linger mainly in the 3 to 5 feet range Tuesday. Northwest to north 
winds will increase to near 20 kts later Tuesday night into Wednesday in 
wake of cold front with seas possibly reaching 6+ feet on Wednesday. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
as of 345 PM Sat...continuing high surf for obx north of hat 
starting this evening and continue into Monday. As NE winds increase 
today and continue through early Monday seas swill build with waves in surf 
zone likely reaching 7 to 9 feet. The persistent pounding waves 
could lead to localized overwash during high tide cycles. Also the 
persistent NE winds are bringing water levels of up to 2 to 2.5 feet 
above normal in the southern Pamlico Sound this weekend. Impacts 
appear minimal at this point and holding off from issuing a coastal 
Flood Advisory. 


&& 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
NC...high surf advisory from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Monday 
for ncz103. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 2 am EDT Monday for amz136-137. 
Gale Warning until 2 am EDT Monday for amz135-152-154-156-158. 
Small Craft Advisory until 8 am EDT Monday for amz130-131. 
Small Craft Advisory until 7 am EDT Tuesday for amz150. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...sk 
near term...cgg/sk 
short term...sk 
long term...btc/rf 
aviation...cgg/btc 
marine...cgg/btc/sk 
tides/coastal flooding...rf/sk 












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