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Cape Lookout to Surf City, NC out 20 NM Marine Forecast


REST OF TONIGHT

N
WINDS
5 - 15
KNOTS

MON

N
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

MON NIGHT

W
WINDS
5 - 10
KNOTS

TUE

W
WINDS
5 KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
AMZ158 Forecast Issued: 122 AM EST Mon Mar 08 2021

Rest Of Tonight...N Winds 5 To 15 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft, Except 1 To 2 Ft Near Shore. Dominant Period 5 Seconds. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop.
Mon...N Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming W In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Near Shore, Seas 2 To 3 Ft In The Morning, Then 1 Ft. Dominant Period 6 Seconds. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop.
Mon Night...W Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming Nw After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft, Except 1 Ft Near Shore. Dominant Period 7 Seconds. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop, Diminishing To Flat After Midnight.
Tue...W Winds Around 5 Kt, Becoming Sw In The Afternoon. Seas 1 Ft, Then Around 2 Ft In The Afternoon. Dominant Period 8 Seconds. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Flat, Increasing To Light Chop In The Afternoon.
Tue Night...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop.
Wed...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop.
Wed Night...S Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop.
Thu...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers Light Chop.
Fri...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 3 To 5 Ft. Adjacent Sounds And Rivers A Moderate Chop.
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946 PM EST Sun Mar 7 2021
Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters - AMZ100
High pressure remains over the area through much of this week.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1220am EST Monday Mar 8 2021

Synopsis
High pressure remains over the area through much of this week.

Near Term - Until 6am This Morning
As of 945pm Sun...High pressure will be ridging into the region overnight. Winds become calm after sunset, and with clr skies and low TD's, strong radiational cooling is expected again, leading to lows in the mid/upper 20s away from the coast, to the low/mid 30s immediate coast.

Short Term - 6am This Morning Through 6pm Today
As of 3pm Sun...ENC will still be on the cool side of surface high pres, but heights begin their rise as upper ridge migrates eastward, and therefore temps will begin their warming trend closer to climo. Highs rage from the mid/upper 50s interior to the upper 40s, near 50 OBX. Skies sunny with very dry airmass in place as PW's bottom out around 0.10" and RH's in the 25-30% range Mon afternoon. Winds light nwrly.

.LONG TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/... As of 230am Sun...Mostly dry weather expected with high pressure dominating through the period. Below normal temps to start off, with temperatures gradually warming through next week. Next frontal system sets up for the weekend.

Monday through Friday...Surface high continues to build into the region from the west, bringing Nrly winds Monday before moving overhead Tuesday. Aftn highs will remain modest with 50s Monday and 60s Tue. Lows Monday night into Tuesday morning will still remain around freezing, but will warm in tandem as the week progresses. High pressure will shift off the coast Wednesday ahead of the next approaching frontal system. Winds turn Srly, providing some warm return flow across the region Wednesday thru Fri with highs back into the upper 60s and 70s.

Saturday...Next frontal system begins to take shape as a more active weather pattern sets up across the Central and Northern US. Backdoor front looks to push through the region Sat night, possibly bringing a schance for showers and cooler temps. Still quite a bit of uncertainty with exact timing and evolution between models, but can still expect warm temps ahead of the front with afternoon highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Marine
Short Term /through Mon/... As of 945pm Sun...Stronger winds have dissipated across the coastal waters, however 4-6 ft seas remain across the central waters. Will continue SCA (Small Craft Advisory) through early tomorrow morning until seas subside.

With high pressure in vcnty on Mon, winds will be dominated by mesoscale features and land interaction, with light onshore flow acrs southern waters and the sounds, and light nrly flow continuing for the offshore waters. Winds no higher than 5-10 kt by afternoon.

Long Term - Monday Through Thursday
As of 240am Sun...High pressure will dominate the forecast through the period. Northerly winds 10-15 kts Monday morning diminishing to 5-10 kt by afternoon as high pressure moves closer to the region. High moves overhead Monday night into Tue morning, shifting winds to the SW by Tuesday afternoon and keeping it light around 5-10 kts through Wed. Seas will remain subdued around 1-2 ft. SW flow ramps up gradually through Thu with 10-20 kt winds and seas building to 2-4 ft.

NOAA Newport/Morehead City NC Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories
NC...None.
MARINE...
Small Craft Advisory until 2am EST early this morning for AMZ152-154.