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Current Conditions

  • 55°
  • Fog
  • Wind: WSW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 0.2 miles
  • Dew Point: 55°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 42 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 47 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Nags Head, North Carolina

Updated: 5:17 AM EST on January 04, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with showers. Becoming windy in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 54F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Windy with rain. Some freezing rain late. Low near 30F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of precip 90%.

  • Friday

    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%.

  • Friday Night

    Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 31F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunny skies. High 42F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 47F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Cloudy. High 51F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Increasing clouds with showers arriving sometime after midnight. Low 43F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 53F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Rain showers early with clearing later at night. Low 46F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 56F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    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%.

  • Thursday

    Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy skies with a few showers later at night. Low 46F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Cloudy skies with periods of light rain later in the day. High 53F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Occasional light rain. Low around 45F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Rain likely. High 53F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Saturday Night

    Rain likely. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 7:32 am EST on March 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.


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.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:12 am EST on March 4, 2015


... Severe weather preparedness week in North Carolina is March
1-7, 2015...

Today's topic: staying safe when high winds, hail, and tornadoes
strike.

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
high-rise building:
* 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
tornadoes.

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
include:
* 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
possible.
* 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,
flat location.
* 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
www.Spc.NOAA.Gov/faq/tornado/school.Html.

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.



Personal Weather Stations

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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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NWS Forecaster Discussion




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 






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