Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
945 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE AREA FROM OFFSHORE THROUGH THE
END OF THE WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
AS OF 945 AM SUNDAY...ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL LATE MAY DAY UNDERWAY
UNDER SUNNY SKIES AS MID-LEVEL RIDGE EXPANDS INTO THE EASTERN
CAROLINS AND A SURFACE RIDGE SITS JUST OFFSHORE. NO MAJOR CHANGES
TO THE FORECAST AS HIGH TEMPERATURES SHOULD REACH THE LOWER 80S IN
MOST AREAS WITH UPPER 70S OUTER BANKS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 AM MONDAY/...
AS OF 315 AM SUNDAY...THE SFC RIDGE WILL GRDLY SINK SWD ACRS ENC
TNGT WITH WINDS BECOMING LGT SOUTHERLY ALONG WITH A SLOW INCR IN
LOW LVL MSTR. LATE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING ST/FOG WILL ONCE AGAIN BE
POSSIBLE. MILDER WITH LOWS FROM AROUND 60 INLAND TO THE LWR AND
MIDDLE 60S COASTAL AREAS.

&&

.LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
AS OF 300 AM SUNDAY...NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FCST.
00Z MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE RIDGING SFC AND ALOFT PRODUCING
DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH MIDWEEK...BUT HAVE TRENDED TOWARD SHRT WV
ENERGY FROM W-SW WEAKENING RIDGE LATE WEEK WHILE SLOWING WESTWARD
MOVEMENT OF UPR LOW OVER ATLC. WILL CONTINUE DRY FCST FOR THU WITH
JUST SLIGHT CHC POPS FRI-SAT AT THIS TIME AND ALLOW LATER SHIFTS
TO MONITOR FUTURE MODEL TRENDS FOR PSBL HIGHER POPS.

LATEST GDNC CONTINUES TO INDICATE HIGHS IN MID 80S INLAND MONDAY
WARMING TO NEAR 90 THU-SAT. LOWS MAINLY IN 60S DURING PERIOD.

&&

.AVIATION /14Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
SHORT TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/...
AS OF 315 AM SUNDAY...PRED VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE
TAF PERIOD AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER
WITH DRY CONDITIONS...LIGHT WINDS...AND SCT CU DURG THE DAY.
HOWEVER...THERE WILL CONT TO BE THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME LATE
NIGHT/EARLY MORN PATCHY ST/FOG AS LOW LVL MOISTURE SLOWLY INCRS.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
AS OF 300 AM SUNDAY...VFR CONDITIONS PREVAILING MOST OF PERIOD.
ISOLATED SUB VFR CONDITIONS POSSIBLE DURING THE PREDAWN HOURS
WITH FOG AND/OR STRATUS.

&&

.MARINE...
SHORT TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
AS OF 945 AM SUNDAY...LIGHT E/SE WINDS CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL
WATERS AND SOUNDS WITH SEAS 2-3 FEET. AS THE SURFACE RIDGE
GRADUALLY SHIFTS SOUTHEAST...WINDS BECOMING MORE SOUTHERLY BY
LATER TONIGHT WITH SEAS REMAINING 3 FEET OR LESS.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
AS OF 300 AM SUNDAY...NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FCST. SFC
RIDGE AXIS EXTENDING OVER AREA FROM NE WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE
PERIOD...RESULTING IN S-SE WINDS 5-15 KTS.

SEAS AROUND 2 FT MONDAY WILL GRADUALLY BUILD TO 3-4 FT BY WED-THU
DUE TO PERSISTENT S-SE WINDS.

&&

.MHX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NC...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...JAC/JBM
NEAR TERM...CTC
SHORT TERM...JAC
LONG TERM...JBM
AVIATION...JAC/JBM
MARINE...CTC/JBM


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