Pamlico River & Pungo River Marine Forecast
|Tonight...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Waves A Moderate Chop.|
|Tue...Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Waves Light Chop.|
|Tue Night...W Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Waves Light Chop.|
|Wed...W Winds Around 10 Kt. Waves Light Chop.|
|Wed Night...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Waves Light Chop.|
|Thu...Sw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Increasing To 10 To 15 Kt In The Afternoon. Waves Light Chop, Increasing To A Moderate Chop In The Afternoon.|
|Thu Night...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Waves A Moderate Chop.|
|Fri...Sw Winds Around 10 Kt. Waves Light Chop. A Chance Of Showers.|
|Sat...Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Waves Light Chop.|
| 657 PM EDT Mon Oct 18 2021 |
Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters - AMZ100
High pressure will continue to build in from the west through Tuesday, then slide offshore mid to late week. A cold front pushes through late week, bringing a chance for precip.
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
719pm EDT Monday Oct 18 2021
High pressure will continue.nue to build in from the west through Tuesday, then slide offshore mid to late week. A cold front pushes through late week, bringing a chance for precip.
Near Term - Until 6am Tuesday Morning
As of 715pm Mon...No changes to the forecast. Winds have decoupled over most inland locales and temperatures are once again falling rapidly. Like last night, wouldn't be surprised to see more sheltered areas dip into the upper 30s.
Prev disc...High pressure continues to build into the region from the west, providing clear skies and a dry airmass. Very efficient radiational cooling expected to take place once again as a result, with winds decoupling overnight. Lows dropping to the low 40s inland with coastal communities staying slightly warmer in the 50s. Not much concern for fog either given low dewpoints and dry profiles, though some shallow patchy steam fog can't be ruled out.
Short Term - 6am Tuesday Morning Through 6pm Tuesday
As of 330pm Mon...Strong ridge of high pressure will move nearly overhead Tuesday. Clear skies and dry conditions will persist through the day with cool temps remaining in place. Aftn highs will over around the low to mid 70s across the board.
Long Term - Tuesday Night Through Monday
As of 230am Monday...Cool high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. A front will approach the area late in the week.
Tuesday night through Thursday...Upper ridging builds across the region through the middle of the week with surface high pressure sliding offshore Wednesday into Thursday. Dry weather will prevail with mainly clear skies, seasonable temperatures, and comfortable dew points. The air mass moderates through mid week with return flow around the high offshore allowing highs to warm into the mid to upper 70s Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday through Sunday
A mid level shortwave and attendant cold front push across the area Friday with cyclonic flow aloft continuing into Saturday. Isolated to scattered showers possible Friday which may linger along the coast into Saturday. Upper level dynamics is somewhat limited but we are briefly in the right entrance region of the upper jet Friday with PW values increasing to around 1.5". Increased Probability of Precipitation to chance area wide Friday afternoon and evening. The front is forecast to push across the area late Friday night with high pressure building into the region Saturday into Sunday. Could see a few showers linger along the coast Saturday but otherwise dry conditions expected over the weekend.
SHORT TERM /Through Tuesday/... As of 335pm Mon...High pressure will continue.nue to build into the region tonight and into Tuesday. Stiff NW winds 15-20 kts will continue overnight before gradually diminishing to 5-10 kts Tuesday as high pressure moves closely overhead. Seas 3-4 ft across the central and northern waters tonight will diminish to around 3ft by Tuesday afternoon. Southern waters will drop from 2-3 ft tonight down to 1-2 ft Tue.
Long Term - Tuesday Night Through Friday
As of 245am Monday...High pressure slides offshore Wednesday into Thursday. W to NW winds diminish to around 15 kt or less Tuesday night into Wednesday. The high slides offshore Wednesday afternoon with winds becoming SW, then increases to 10-20 kt Thursday afternoon into Friday as gradients tighten ahead of an approaching cold front. The front is currently forecast to push across the waters late Friday night. Seas subside to 2-4 ft Tuesday and then 1-3 ft Tuesday night through Thursday, then build back to 2-5 ft late Thursday and Friday.
NOAA Newport/Morehead City NC Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories