003  
FXUS62 KMHX 201621  
AFDMHX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
1221 PM EDT SAT APR 20 2019  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE CONTINUE TO PUSH OFFSHORE TODAY AND  
TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS WELL NORTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY.  
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK AND  
CONTINUE THROUGH MID WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH BY  
LATE IN THE WEEK.  
 

 
   
NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/
 
 
AS OF 1220 PM SATURDAY...RAIN HAS PUSHED OFFSHORE OF THE OBX  
AND EXPECT PC/MSUNNY SKIES THIS AFTN AS DRY SLOT AHEAD OF UPR  
LOW CROSSES.  
 
PREV DISC...LAST OF THE RAINFALL IS MOVING OFF THE OUTER BANKS  
EARLY THIS MORNING AS COLD FRONT EASES IT WAY OFFSHORE AND  
STRONG SURFACE LOW LINGERS OVER WEST VIRGINIA. WINDS HAVE ALSO  
DIMINISHED AND HAVE LOWER THE WIND ADVISORY FOR OUR AREA. WITH  
CLOSED UPPER LOW MEANDERING AROUND THE MID- ATLANTIC THROUGH THE  
WEEKEND, STEEP LAPSE RATES WILL LEAD TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES  
TODAY WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES AS HIGHS REACH THE UPPER 60S TO  
LOWER 70S.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM SUNDAY/
 
 
AS OF 345 AM SATURDAY...WITH CLOSED UPPER LOW MEANDERING AROUND  
THE MID ATLANTIC REGION, PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TO  
PERSIST TONIGHT WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES. WINDS WILL DIMINISH  
WITH LOWS IN THE LOW/MID 50S INLAND, UPPER 50S OUTER BANKS  
TONIGHT.  
 

 
   
LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/
 
 
AS OF 330 AM SAT...DRY WEATHER IS FORECAST TO PREVAIL THROUGH  
TUESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL BRING A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS OR STORMS  
MID WEEK.  
 
SUNDAY...AS THE THE UPPER LOW ALOFT ROTATES EAST THROUGH VA HAS  
ENOUGH STRONG LIFT ASSOCIATED WITH IT TO NOT COMPLETELY  
DISCOUNT A ROGUE ISO SHOWER OR TWO, AND KEPT SLGT CHC POPS TO  
ACCOUNT FOR THIS, WITH BEST CHANCE ACROSS NRN ZONES IN VCNTY OF  
THE UPPER LOW. ANY SHOWERS WILL END QUICKLY BY SUNSET AS  
ACTIVITY WILL BE DIURNALLY DRIVEN, AND TEMPS COOL TO BELOW CLIMO  
WITH DRY AIR MASS MOVING IN BEHIND THE LOW. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL  
BE SEASONABLY MILD, WITH READINGS GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 60S TO  
LOWER 70S. TEMPS DROP INTO THE MID/UPR 40S (LOW/MID 50S  
BEACHES) SUN NIGHT.  
 
MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...SUBTROPICAL HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED  
TO RIDGE INTO THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK, BRINGING VERY PLEASANT  
AND RAIN- FREE CONDITIONS WITH TEMPS MODERATING EACH DAY. HIGHS  
NEAR CLIMO ON MON WITH LOW/MID 70S, AND ABOVE CLIMO BY TUE WITH  
MID 70S TO LOW 80S.  
 
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MID WEEK TIME PERIOD TRENDED DRIER  
WITH A STRONGER SUBTROPICAL RIDGE IN PLACE THAN PREVIOUSLY FCST  
BY GLOBAL MODEL SUITE, THUS BACKED OFF ON POPS SOME. WILL LIKELY  
BE QUITE WARM WITH TEMPS IN THE LOW TO POSSIBLY MID 80S AS  
HTS/THICKNESSES BUILD FURTHER.  
 
FRIDAY...NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS/STORMS MAY ARRIVE FRIDAY AS  
UPR LOW IS FCST TO TRAVERSE ACROSS THE SRN HALF OF THE CONUS.  
TIMING AND AMPLITUDE DIFFERENCES ABOUND THIS FAR OUT AMONGST  
MODEL ENSEMBLES, AND MODEL TO MODEL AS WELL, THUS ONLY SMALL CHC  
POPS ARE ADVERTISED THIS PERIOD.  
 

 
   
AVIATION /16Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
 
 
SHORT TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/...  
AS OF 1220 PM SATURDAY...VFR EXPECTED THRU PERIOD. SSW WINDS  
WILL REMAIN GUSTY THRU LATE THIS AFTN THEN DIMINISH. MAINLY SCT  
CU THIS AFTN SHLD DIMINISH THIS EVENING WITH SOME PATCHY HIGH  
CLOUDS OVERNIGHT. SHLD HAVE A LIGHT BREEZE AND DECENT TEMP/DEWPT  
SPREAD TO PRECLUDE ANY FOG FROM DEVELOPING. AS UPR LOW CROSSES  
SUNDAY EXPECT STEEP LAPSE RATES TO LEAD TO SCT TO BKN CU FROM  
LATE MORN ON. SOME VERY LIGHT SHRA OR SPRINKLES POSS BUT SHLD  
HAVE LITTLE IMPACT TO VSBYS.  
 
LONG TERM /SUN NIGHT THROUGH WED/...  
AS OF 330 AM SAT...PLEASANT FLYING CONDITIONS WILL DOMINATE  
THROUGH MID WEEK AS SPRAWLING HIGH PRES BUILDS INTO THE REGION.  
 

 
   
MARINE
 
 
SHORT TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/...  
AS OF 1220 PM SATURDAY...EXTENDED SCA FOR SOUNDS INTO THE  
EVENING OR OVERNIGHT AS STILL GETTING GUSTS AOA 25 KTS AND MANY  
MDLS SHOWS DECENT WINDS WILL CONT INTO THE EVENING.  
 
PREV DISC...WINDS CONTINUE TO SLOWLY TREND DOWN OVER THE PAST  
COUPLE OF HOURS AND HAVE LOWERED GALE WARNINGS FOR ALL AREA  
WATERS, REPLACING THEM WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES. FOR THE  
SOUNDS/INLAND WATERS, THE SCA WILL END AROUND NOON AS SW/W WINDS  
OF 15-25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
ON THE COASTAL WATERS, SW/W WINDS CONTINUE AT 15-25 KNOTS, BUT  
SEAS WILL REMAIN ROUGH THROUGH TONIGHT, AS HIGH AS 14-15 FEET  
OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS, BEFORE DROPPING OFF TO 7-11 FEET BY  
LATER IN THE EVENING AND TONIGHT. WITH HIGH SEAS AND 9-10 SECOND  
SWELL ENERGY, WILL MAINTAIN THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY THROUGH 9 PM  
THIS EVENING.  
 
LONG TERM /SUN THROUGH WED/...  
AS OF 330 AM SAT... SEAS REMAIN ELEVATED ABOVE 6 FT THROUGH SUN  
NIGHT AS LARGE SWELL IS SLOW TO SUBSIDE DUE IN PART TO  
CONTINUED SW FLOW, ALBEIT LIGHT, IN THE 10-15 KT RANGE. GOOD  
BOATING CONDITIONS FINALLY RETURN BY THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK  
WEEK AS HIGH PRES BUILDS IN.  
 

 
   
TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING
 
 
AS OF 930 AM SAT...DROPPED HIGH SURF ADVRY FOR ONSLOW AND  
WESTERN CARTERET ZONES...CONT IT FOR AREAS FROM OREGON INLET TO  
EASTERN CARTERET FOR CONT ROUGH SURF.  
 

 
   
MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NC...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR NCZ195-  
196-199-203>205.  
HIGH SURF ADVISORY UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR NCZ196-204-  
205.  
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 2 AM EDT SUNDAY FOR AMZ135.  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR AMZ131-  
230-231.  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 AM EDT MONDAY FOR AMZ152-154-156-  
158.  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY FOR AMZ150.  
 

 
 

 
SYNOPSIS...MHX  
NEAR TERM...RF/CTC  
SHORT TERM...CTC  
LONG TERM...TL  
AVIATION...RF/TL  
MARINE...RF/CTC/TL  
TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING...MHX  
 
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