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Current Conditions

  • 67°
  • Clear
  • Wind: West 6 mph
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 29.84 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Nags Head, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on October 21, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then clear. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 66F. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 54F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 68F. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Pea Island Refuge, Rodanthe, NC

Updated: 10:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WNW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Buxton, NC

Updated: 10:03 PM EST

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: The Peninsula, Manteo, NC

Updated: 10:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
1031 PM EDT Tuesday Oct 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will move across the area tonight. Cool high pressure 
will build over the area during the remainder of the week. A dry 
cold front will drop through the area late Saturday then high 
pressure returns through early next week. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Wednesday morning/... 
as of 1030 PM Tuesday...short wave energy dropping into the mean 
upper trough position over the eastern United States will cut off an 
upper low over the middle Atlantic region overnight. Associated 
shortwave is bringing another cold front across eastern 
NC currently. Did have a few showers break out ahead of this feature 
but they are producing only light rain and are widely scattered. 
Made minor pop tweak back to 30 across the extreme northeast County Warning Area. High 
based stratocumulus will occur as the upper trough moves into the 
area. Overnight lows will range from the upper 40s/lower 50s 
inland to the upper 50s beaches. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Wednesday morning through 6 PM Wednesday/... 
as of 300 PM Tuesday...strong model consensus that vertically 
stacked low pressure will move off of the northern middle Atlantic 
Wednesday. Associated wrap around moisture in the form of light 
showers could affect the northern portion of the area. Will carry 
chance probability of precipitation in the afternoon eastern zones as the deepest moisture 
moves into the area but again with lower than normal confidence 
due to the westerly low level flow. Cold advection following the 
front will lead to highs in the middle to upper 60s with 
widespread self destruct stratocumulus with any insolation and 
cold pool aloft. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 345 PM Tuesday...good agreement continues amongst medium range 
model suite so little changes to forecast thinking. The low pressure 
system just off the middle Atlantic coast will be deepening while 
moving away from the area Wednesday night while high pressure ridges down 
from the Great Lakes into the deep south. The gradient between 
these features will lead to continuing gusty winds 30-35 miles per hour for the 
northern Outer Banks Wednesday night. Most of the area will remain dry 
though far northeastern portions of the County Warning Area...mainly the northern 
obx could see scattered rain showers Wednesday evening due to moisture 
wrapping around the strengthening low to the northeast coincident 
with significant lift in place. Ens quantitative precipitation forecast fields amongst naefs/sref 
indicate this scenario as well. 


The sprawling high pressure system to the west will build in Thursday and 
shunt any precipitation well northeast of the area...leading to a dry 
rest of the long term period under northwest flow aloft. A non- 
eventful short wave will swing through on Saturday though will be 
moisture starved and not expecting any precipitation...only a 
reinforcement of the lower humidities. In fact...expecting a large 
diurnal temperature swing for Thursday through early next week due to the 
low dewpoints expected...with highs approaching or exceeding 
climatology by Sunday into Monday...though lows will remain below climatology 
into the 40s away from the beaches. Have hedged overnight lows 
more in line with ecm ensmos for the extended period. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
short term /through 18z Wed/... 
as of 730pm Tuesday...a deep trough will approach from the west 
and a cold front will cross tonight helping to develop some middle- 
level clouds. Winds will become northwestward by early morning. 
Lingering high clouds and some afternoon cumulus expected tomorrow with 
gusty northwest flow. 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
as of 345 PM Tuesday...predominant VFR conditions expected through 
the long term under mostly sunny skies. High pressure will build 
in from the west through the period with an overall dry airmass 
thus do not expect reductions in visibility or ceilings...although 
cannot completely rule out brief radiation fog or br in low 
spots and river valleys in the early mornings due to large 
water/land temperature contrasts. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /through Wednesday/... 
as of 1030 PM Tuesday...forecast looks on track with cold front 
progressing through the area and winds shifting to northwest behind it. Increasing 
winds and building seas behind the front will lead to Small Craft 
Advisory conditions developing Wednesday morning and afternoon 
across the sounds and the waters north of Cape Lookout. Westerly 
winds to 15 knots early this evening will shift to northwest around 20 knots 
late this evening then increase to 25 knots Wednesday. Seas will 
build to 5 to 8 feet Wednesday north of lookout. 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 
as of 345 PM Tuesday...no changes to Small Craft Advisory headlines except to extend 
the ending time of the northern/central legs through Friday morning. A 
tight northwesterly pressure gradient will develop between a 
strengthening area of low pressure off the Middle- Atlantic States 
and high pressure over the southern U.S. Northwest winds will 
increase 20-30 knots with seas building 6-9 feet for the central and 
northern waters. Could be several hours of gale force gusts for 
the northern waters and eastern sounds Wednesday evening though not 
enough confidence on duration or extent to upgrade headlines at 
this time. The low will slowly move northeast away from the region 
allowing the tightest gradient to shift northeast as well. Winds 
will subside below Small Craft Advisory criteria for the Albemarle 
and Pamlico sounds by midday Thursday. High pressure will shift 
east over the waters Friday but continued northwest flow aloft will allow 
for several dry short wave troughs to continue west to northwest winds over 
the waters through the weekend. Local Swan/nwps continues to run 
a little high so blended previous forecast with latest 
nwps/wavewatch guidance for seas forecast with this forecast 
package. 


&& 


Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... 
NC...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory from 2 PM Wednesday to 2 PM EDT Thursday 
for amz130-131-135-156. 
Small Craft Advisory from 11 am Wednesday to noon EDT Friday 
for amz150-152-154. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jme 
near term...rsb 
short term...jme 
long term...tl 
aviation...rsb/tl/Lep 
marine...rsb/jme/tl 












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