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Current Conditions

  • 52°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NE 14 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 52°
  • Pressure: 30.10 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Nags Head, North Carolina

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

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

    Overcast with rain. High of 61F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 80% 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 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 54F. Windy. Winds from the NE at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the North at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 25 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 20 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East after midnight.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 High Surf Advisory  Statement as of 3:49 am EDT on April 19, 2014


... High surf advisory in effect from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM
EDT Monday north of Cape Hatteras...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a high surf advisory... which is 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: 7:02 AM EST

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 17.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: The Peninsula, Manteo, NC

Updated: 8:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 20.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 
753 am EDT Sat Apr 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure in the Florida Panhandle will move east today. The low 
will move off the southeast coast this afternoon and will continue 
moving east northeast through early next week. 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 PM this evening/... 
as of 745 am Sat...no sig changes to forecast. Minor tweaks to 
reflect current conditions. Latest radar is showing the moderate 
to heaviest showers are along the southern counties and will 
spread north. 


Previous dis...latest surface analysis has the low pressure system merged with 
the upper level trough and will slowly move across Florida/Georgia today. 
Current satellite and radar is showing a good amount of moisture 
trends towards the Carolinas. With isentropic lift continuing to 
increase in height today and with precipitable water near 1.50 inches...will 
result heavy rainfall at times. Expect rainfall amts an 1.0 to 2.0 
inch across the areas with higher amts across the southern 
counties and Outer Banks. Some localized ponding of water in low 
lying areas may occur. 


High temperatures will range in the middle 50s to low 60s inland and upper 50s 
along the obx today. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through 6 am Sunday/... 
as of 445 am Sat...GFS and European model (ecmwf) continue to have a good agreement 
with the stacked low pressure system to slowly move off Georgia/Florida coast 
into the western Atlantic Ocean tonight. The widespread rainfall 
will gradually start becoming light and taper away. Low temperatures are 
expected to range in the upper 40s/low 50s across the area. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Friday/... 
as of 300 am Sat...stacked low pressure will slowly move east-northeast to 
the south of the region Sunday into Monday. Leaned toward European model (ecmwf) which 
keeps deep moisture and plenty of rain along the coast Sunday. Have 
categorical probability of precipitation CST tapering gradient to slight chance deep inland. Highs 
mainly 60 to 65 with poss some breaks in clouds inland late. 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 into the 70s away from the water Monday afternoon. 


Milder low level SW flow will increase ahead of a cold front approaching 
from the northwest Tuesday. Middle Range model guidance becoming into increasingly 
good agreement for scattered showers and possible thunderstorms as 
lifted indices go negative ahead of a progressive sharp middle level 
trough Tuesday afternoon and evening. Most of this shower activity 
will be moving off the coast overnight Tuesday. 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. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
short term /through 06z Sunday/ 
as of 745 am Sat...IFR/MVFR conditions will prevail all taf sites as rain 
continues to spread across the area. With high pressure to the 
north and low pressure to the south...resulting in a tight 
gradient with winds increase northeast 15 kts with gusts up to 
20. Low pressure system currently over Florida and will gradually shift 
NE...off the Florida/Georgia coast by tonight. This will shift the rain 
shield shifting to the east. Inland taf sites (iso/pgv) becoming VFR late 
tonight awhile coastal sites (oaj/ewn) will likely go to IFR. 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 300 am Sat...low clouds and precipitation remain through at least 
early Sunday with continue reduced flight categories in moist onshore 
flow. Inland areas should see some gradual improvement Sunday 
afternoon but additional low cloud cover will return Sunday night 
as the nocturnal inversion sets in with continued moist low level 
onshore flow. Slow improvement expected Monday morning as mixing 
increases after sunrise with a return to VFR by midday or early 
afternoon. 


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. 


&& 


Marine... 
short term /today and tonight/ 
as of 745 am Sat...no change at this time. 


Previous dis...with high pressure to the north and approaching low 
pressure from the south...pressure gradient will 
tighten...resulting in an increase of winds and seas. Winds Wills 
begin to increase around the morning hours to gale force winds 
therefore have issued Gale Warning south of Oregon Inlet. Also 
have expanded Small Craft Advisory coverage to Albemarle Sound...Alligator 
river...Pamlico and Pungo rivers...and Neuse and Bay rivers all 
starting at 8am. 


Today seas will increase 7 to 9 feet in the northern/central waters 
and 5 to 8 feet for the southern waters. Seas will continue to 
increase overnight peaking to 9 to 10 feet in the northern waters...8 
to 10 feet over central waters and 6 to 10 feet. 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 300 am Sat...strong winds will continue Sunday and 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. The gusty 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 c0nt 3 to 5 feet highest outer waters. 


&& 


Tides/coastal flooding... 
as of 300 am Sat...have issued 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 will lead to water levels of up to 2 feet above 
normal in the southern Pamlico Sound this weekend. 


&& 


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. 
Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT Monday for amz135. 
Small Craft Advisory until 8 am EDT Monday for amz130-131. 
Gale Warning until 2 am EDT Monday for amz152-154-156-158. 
Small Craft Advisory until 7 am EDT Tuesday for amz150. 


&& 


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



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