Updated: 5:17 AM EST on January 04, 2015
Mostly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Overcast with showers. Becoming windy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 54F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Windy with rain. Some freezing rain late. Low near 30F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of precip 90%.
Rain and freezing rain in the morning. Rain showers possible late. Windy. High 36F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 31F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunny skies. High 42F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 47F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Cloudy. High 51F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Increasing clouds with showers arriving sometime after midnight. Low 43F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 53F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Rain showers early with clearing later at night. Low 46F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 56F. Winds light and variable.
Partly cloudy skies early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later at night. Low 49F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Cloudy skies with a few showers later at night. Low 46F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Cloudy skies with periods of light rain later in the day. High 53F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Occasional light rain. Low around 45F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Rain likely. High 53F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Rain likely. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
732 am EST Wed Mar 4 2015
... Foggy conditions today near the coast...
Areas of fog... locally dense at times... will affect coastal areas
through much of today as warm air blows over the cold waters.
Visibilities will be reduced from a quarter to a half mile
today... with the lowest visibilities on the immediate coast.
Use your low beam headlights... slow down and allow plenty of time
to reach your desination if driving near the beaches today.
... Severe weather preparedness week in North Carolina is March
Today's topic: staying safe when high winds, hail, and tornadoes
When your area is under a Tornado Warning, or if you see a tornado
approaching, you should seek shelter immediately! Most injuries
associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to
protect your head. The following are safety tips for seeking
shelter during high winds and tornadoes.
If you are in a structure such as a residence, small building,
school, nursing home, hospital, factory, shopping center, or
* go to a pre-designated area such as a safe room, basement, storm
cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go
to the center of a small interior room on the lowest level (such
as a closet, bathroom, or interior hallway) away from corners,
windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible
between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your
arms to protect your head and neck.
* In a high-rise building, go to a small interior room or hallway on
the lowest floor possible.
* Do not open windows.
If you are in a manufactured home or office:
* get out immediately and go to a pre-identified location such as
the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter.
Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from
If you are outside with no shelter available, there is no single
research-based recommendation for what last-resort action to take,
because many factors can affect your decision. Possible actions
* immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to
drive to the closest sturdy shelter. If your vehicle is hit by
flying debris while you are driving, pull over and park and cover
your head with your arms and a blanket, coat or other cushion if
* Lie in an area noticeably lower than the level of the roadway and
cover your head with your arms and a blanket, coat or other
cushion if possible.
* Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low,
* Never try to outrun a tornado in urban or congested areas in a car
or truck. Instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has a web site
devoted to tornado preparedness tips for school administrators. All
school officials and administrators are encouraged to visit this web
site to learn more about how they can prepare a tornado safety plan
for their school. That web site is
While hail and straight-line winds generally do not Garner the same
attention or respect as tornadoes, they can be just as deadly! Hail
can exceed the size of softballs and fall at speeds of over 100 mph,
seriously injuring or killing anyone in its path. Straight-line
winds can topple trees onto cars, houses, and power lines. Many
deaths from straight-line winds are the result of trees falling onto
the person, whether they are outside, in their house, or driving in
their car. Strong straight-line wind events can even destroy
buildings, especially Mobile homes and manufactured homes.
When damaging straight-line thunderstorm winds or large hail is
expected, the National Weather Service will issue a Severe
Thunderstorm Warning. When a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued
for your area, or when threatening thunderstorms approach your area,
you should seek shelter immediately! To stay safe during high
winds, the same safety rules that are used for tornadoes also apply
during straight-line wind events, namely, you should seek shelter in
an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building or shelter,
get away from windows, and get down low to protect yourself from
possible flying debris and falling trees. During large hail
situations, you should move indoors and stay away from windows.
Wind-blown hail can shatter windows. If you are driving during a
large hail episode, pull over into a parking lot or gas station and
use blankets or Coats to cover yourself in case the windshield
shatters and hail enters the vehicle.
Be sure to take some time this week to learn more about severe
weather safety. Learning and practicing severe weather safety when
the weather is good will allow you to react more quickly when the
weather turns bad. You can learn more about severe weather safety
by visiting the North Carolina department of public safety
preparedness website at readync.Org. This web Page features an
abundance of information, and links to a free cell phone app, that
will help you plan and prepare for the severe weather season. Once
again, that's readync.Org.
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Location: Avon, NC, Avon, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 58.3 °F||Dew Point: 58 °F||Humidity: 98%||Wind: SW at 11.0 mph||Pressure: 30.06 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Oregon Inlet, Nags Head, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 50.6 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.96 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Stumpy Point Tower, Stumpy Point, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 60.5 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.70 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Hatteras High, Buxton, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 59.6 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.96 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Buxton, NC
Updated: 7:33 AM EST
|Temperature: 61.4 °F||Dew Point: 61 °F||Humidity: 99%||Wind: SW at 3.0 mph||Pressure: 30.06 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Buxton, Buxton, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 60.1 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.98 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET Buxton NC US, Buxton, NC
Updated: 7:18 AM EST
|Temperature: 60 °F||Dew Point: 59 °F||Humidity: 98%||Wind: West at 8 mph||Pressure: 30.06 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Pamlico Sound, Lake Landing, NC
Updated: 6:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 47.9 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.97 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 48 °F||Graphs|
Location: Frisco Woods, Frisco, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 53.3 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 30.02 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Jennettes Pier, Nags Head, NC
Updated: 7:40 AM EST
|Temperature: 59.8 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.99 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: The Peninsula, Manteo, NC
Updated: 7:37 AM EST
|Temperature: 59.9 °F||Dew Point: 59 °F||Humidity: 98%||Wind: SW at 7.0 mph||Pressure: 30.03 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 700 am EST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 Synopsis... warm high pressure will be centered off the southeast coast today. A strong cold front will push through on Thursday. Cold high pressure will be centered to the north Friday through the weekend. A low pressure area may affect the region early next week. && Near term /today/... as of 7 am Wednesday...strong warm air advection occurring above a shallow inversion early this morning. Areas of fog continue inland due to the strong surface inversion. Steadily rising temperatures continue as warm air begins to be realized at the surface due to rising ll thicknesses. Temperatures currently in the 40s inland to 60s east...except in the 50s immediate coast due to the cold waters. Low stratus and fog should burn off by middle morning as strengthening SW flow acts to mix out the boundary layer. Exception will be the coastal areas...where marine fog will advect inland with visibilities down to 1 to 2 miles through the day. Temperatures today climb well into the middle/upper 70s today with partly cloudy skies expected in a well mixed boundary layer. SW winds will gust into the 25-30 miles per hour range. Near the coast...the cold shelf waters combined with moist SW flow will keep temperatures quite a bit cooler in the low/middle 60s. Weak convergence inland from the coast with some very weak instability could kick off an isolated shower or two this afternoon...and have 20 probability of precipitation away from the coast. && Short term /tonight/... as of 345 am Wednesday...continued warm SW winds will keep temperatures very warm tonight with lows generally in the 60s south to 50s north under partly cloudy skies. No rain expected first half of the night as strong convergence with incoming cold front will remain north of east central NC. Front will approach northern areas towards 12z and have included small probability of precipitation especially north though think bulk of any rain will still be north of the forecast area. && Long term /Thursday night through Tuesday/... as of 355 am Wednesday...difficult forecast as winter tries to hang on for one last gasp Thursday night into Friday when freezing rain mixed with sleet will be possible across eastern NC and temperatures will plummet to well below normal levels. The strong cold front will cross the region from north to south Thursday. The front could make it as far south as Williamston and Manteo before daybreak so areas to the north will have little to no time for recovery and could start out the day with highs in the 40s with temperatures dropping from there. Elsewhere the further south the better the chance for heating and thus warmer temperatures with highs at least in the 60s. A faster frontal passage will mean much cooler temperatures for southern areas and a slower movement would allow the north to warm more. This is an Ana front which means most if not all of the precipitation will occur in the cold air behind the front. Expecting widespread rain to develop across the area as winds shift abruptly to the north increasing to 20 mph+ while temperatures begin to rapidly drop into the 30s setting the stage for wintry precipitation to develop by Thursday evening. The cold air will be very shallow as evidenced by the very warm 850-700 critical thickness values which remain at or above 1575 for much of the event and by a pronounced warm nose in the forecast soundings. The warm air aloft strongly indicates that the main precipitation threats will be sleet and freezing rain when boundary layer and surface temperatures fall to and below freezing Thursday night. The toughest part of the forecast is determining where the best freezing rain threat will be as drier air filters into the region from north Thursday night. Think central and southern areas will have the best threat to receive a tenth or two of ice accretion Thursday night and early Friday. Think any sleet accumulations will be less than a 1/2 inch. Another troubling trend in the guidance is to hang on to a threat for light precipitation along the coast late Thursday night into Friday when temperatures would be cold enough to support light freezing rain or freezing drizzle. Based on the strong cold advection and the anomalous nature of this airmass will trend my forecast highs on Friday toward the coldest MOS with highs struggling to break freezing. Expect surface high pressure will then extend over area this weekend with gradually moderating air mass as upper flow becomes zonal...which will keep deeper moisture axis S and southeast of area. Latest European model (ecmwf) indicates another southern stream system moving in next Tuesday so we may need to add probability of precipitation then if this trend continues in subsequent model runs. && Aviation /12z Wednesday through Sunday/... short term /through Wednesday/... as of 7 am Wednesday...low stratus and fog continuing this morning due to shallow near surface inversion. Fog/stratus expected to lift by middle- morning...and have conditions improving to VFR by 14-15z. SW wind gusts 20-25kt expected today...which could result in crosswind impacts for ewn. Some guidance hinting at a return to IFR conditions tonight...though with continued SW winds and little sign of an inversion per forecast soundings...have opted to leave out IFR mention in tafs at this time. Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... as of 355 am Wednesday...moist srly flow expected to early Thursday...and likely to persist over northern sections into Thursday evening as widespread rain develops in wake of cold front pushing north to S during the day. Southern sections may see brief period of VFR Thursday before frontal passage...but sub-VFR then expected into early Friday with rain mixing with or changing to sleet and freezing rain. Strong high pressure builds in for a return to predominant VFR conditions later Friday through Sunday. Gusty north-NE winds 15-25 miles per hour in wake of front Thursday night into Friday. && Marine... short term /through tonight/... as of 7 am Wednesday...main concern for marine areas will be widespread dense fog as many observations near immediate coast reporting a quarter to half mile visibilities. Small Craft Advisory conditions another factor today due to gusty SW winds. The warm and moist SW flow over cold waters will continue threat for marine fog through tonight...and have left dense fog advisory in effect through early Thursday morning ahead of incoming cold front. Gusty SW winds of 15 to 25 knots and building seas will produce Small Craft Advisory for all waters plus Pamlico Sound through tonight. Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... as of 300 PM Tuesday...strong winds and rough seas will prevail over the marine area through Friday as a strong cold front drops through the waters Thursday. Gusty south-southwest winds continue into early Thursday southern Tow thirds with seas 6 to 10 feet outer waters. The cold front will cross the waters Thursday with strong high pressure then building in from the west Thursday night and Friday...producing strong north winds into Friday which could possibly reach gale force especially in gusts with seas 8 to 12 feet. Winds/seas will slowly decrease as cold air advection wanes late Friday and Friday night with benign conditions now expected on Saturday and Sunday. && Mhx watches/warnings/advisories... NC...none. Marine...dense fog advisory until 6 am EST Thursday for amz130-131-135- 150-152-154-156-158. Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM EST Friday for amz135-158. Small Craft Advisory until 1 am EST Saturday for amz150-152- 154-156. && $$ Synopsis...tl near term...tl short term...tl long term...jme aviation...jme/tl marine...jme/hsa/tl