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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: SSW 24 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 1.8 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 29.66 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hatteras, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 26, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 64F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 64F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 25 to 30 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 20 to 25 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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Location: Frisco, NC, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EST

Temperature: 72.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sandbaggas, Hatteras, NC

Updated: 12:12 PM EST

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 11.9 mph Pressure: 28.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Buxton, NC

Updated: 11:58 AM EST

Temperature: 72.6 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SW at 24.0 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Avon, NC, Avon, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EST

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: SSW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:13 PM EST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 17.0 mph Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
1044 am EST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 

low pressure will move along the North Carolina coast today. A 
weak front will move through the area on Thursday. High pressure 
will build into North Carolina by the end of the week and remain 
through the weekend. A cold front will move through the area 
Monday with high pressure building in Tuesday. 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
as of 10am Wednesday...surface low pressure located across eastern North 
Carolina late this morning bringing widespread heavy rain with a 
few embedded lightning strikes. Msas analysis shows 6 mb 3-hour pressure 
falls east of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia peninsula and expect to low to quickly 
pull off the northern obx over the next few hours. Continue to watch 
the radar for potential damaging wind gusts or a tornado ahead of 
the low where strong shear and helicity coincide with limited 
cape...mainly across the coastal waters but stretching inland to 
portions of the sound counties. Most favorable location will be 
along the boundary separating the warm moist air along the coast 
and cooler air inland. This boundary is currently moving quickly 
across Carteret County northward into Pamlico County...then oriented NE 
across Mainland Hyde and Dare County and off the coast of Kitty 
Hawk. This line is expected to move off the coast around noon with 
the severe threat quickly diminishing. There is a tremendous 
gradient of temperatures along this boundary as well with lower 70s along 
the coast to middle 40s inland which has been tough to capture the 
trends in the grids. Once the low moves offshore expect temperatures to 
continue or fall to the middle 40s to around 50 across all of eastern 
NC for the afternoon hours. 


Short term /6 PM this evening through 6 am Thursday/... 
as of 315 am Wednesday...surface low will continue to lift along the NE and 
New England coast tonight. Precipitation will continue to taper off in 
the evening from SW to NE...and expect pred dry conditions 
overnight. Dries out quickly overnight with forecast sounding 
showing precipitable water values 0.5" by 00z. A strong shortwave trough will 
approach the region late with increasing cloud cover. Patchy fog 
possible overnight with wet ground...especially inland...but with cloud 
cover not expecting sig development at this time. Overnight lows 
in the middle 30s to lower 40s. 


Long term /Thursday through Tuesday/... 
middle/upper level wave will cross north of the area providing an 
increase of cloudiness on Thanksgiving. Drying of the column in the 
mean west flow and lack of appreciable forcing south of the main 
upper impulse should limit precipitation chances on Thursday so will keep the 
forecast dry. As high pressure builds toward the area, colder temperatures 
will filter in late in the week with highs Thursday ranging from 
around 50 north to around 55 south. Light north winds Thursday night will 
prevent a full drop off of temperatures but lows will fall to below freezing 
away from the coast. Friday even colder with highs only middle to upper 
40s despite lots of sunshine. Excellent radiational cooling 
conditions set up Friday night with high pressure overhead. Expect 
lows at least falling to the upper 20s inland with near freezing 
temperatures also at the coast. 

With upper ridge building to the south, dry stretch of weather will 
continue and temperatures gradually moderate during the weekend and 
into early next week as high pressure moves offshore and return flow 
strengthens. Highs in the middle and upper 50s Saturday will warm into 
the middle and upper 60s Sunday and Monday. A backdoor cold front will 
drop temperatures back into the upper 50s and low 60s on Tuesday. 
Models continue to suggest limited moisture with the front so will 
maintain the dry forecast through Tuesday. 


Aviation /15z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
short term /through tonight/... 
as of 10 am Wednesday...moderate to heavy rain continues across rtes 
this morning with low pressure lifting NE across eastern NC. The low 
has moved east of the terminals with north/northwest flow bringing in much 
lower temperatures and IFR ceilings at the terminals. Ceilings expected to 
gradually lift to MVFR from west to east late this morning/early 
this afternoon. North/northwest winds gradient gusting 20-25kt...although 
seeing higher gusts in heavier showers. Expect ceilings to gradually 
improve late this afternoon and evening as a much drier airmass 
filters into the area...however with a Wednesday ground and light winds 
late tonight could see areas of fog developing. 

Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
cloudiness increases as a middle/upper level wave will crosses the area 
Thursday but expect ceilings to remain VFR. Expect VFR conditions to 
dominate as surface high pressure moves into the region late this 
week and passes offshore during the weekend. May see periods of 
late night patchy fog over the weekend. 


short term /through tonight/... 
as of 10 am Wednesday...low pressure is lifting across eastern NC late this 
mornign and will move off the coast by early afternoon. Strong 
southerly winds continue south of Oregon Inlet this morning...with northerly 
winds to the north. Winds will become west/northwest this afternoon as low 
lifts NE of the area. Gale warnings continue for waters south of 
Oregon Inlet with 20-30kt and gusts 35-40kt through early this 
afternoon...while Small Craft Advisory continues for remaining waters/sounds and 
rivers. Though brief period of gale force gusts possible for 
northern waters late this morning and afternoon...but mainly 
expected to be embedded in heavier showers. Nwps and wavewatch in 
good agreement with seas peaking up to 13 feet on the outer waters. 
Winds will be gradually diminishing this evening and tonight as 
low moves along the New England coast. Elevated seas will continue 
through the period. 

Strong onshore winds this morning could result in minor water 
level rises...generally a foot or less. Minor rises will be 
possible along the northern Outer Banks initially...and then on 
the Soundside of the Outer Banks this afternoon as winds become 
W/nwly. No issues expected at this time. 

Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
after a brief relative lull in winds early Thursday, northwest winds will 
again increase as a secondary surge of cold air pushes through the 
area Thursday afternoon. Small Craft Advisory conditions will be 
likely to continue into Thursday night most marine areas and into Friday 
for lingering 6 feet seas over the northern and central coastal 
waters. Winds will then diminish quickly late Friday into Friday night as 
high pressure moves overhead. Winds shift SW and steadily increase 
as the high pushes offshore during the weekend, possibly reaching 
Small Craft Advisory levels again by Sunday afternoon. 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EST this evening for amz136- 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 PM EST this evening for amz130- 
Gale Warning until 1 PM EST this afternoon for amz152-154-156- 
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EST Friday for amz150. 


near term...sk 
short term...cqd 
long term...btc 

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