Tides Going Down, Pan-Starrs Comet Visible This Weekend

March 9th, 2013 at 9:36 am by under Weather

There are some big waves across the Outer Banks this morning. At Cape Hatteras 10-15ft waves were reported this morning. In Rodanthe, the waves were not quite as big, but overwash was occurring earlier causing the route to be closed.

Rodanthe

Rodanthe

Look closely, you can see the berm was nearly destroyed from the high waves there and NC 12 is closed because of it.

Tides Decreasing

Tides Decreasing

Minor flood stage is at 4.5 ft at Sewells Point. The remaining high tides will continue to stay below that threshold. The wind speeds will also become calm tonight so we should have a sunny and calm day for our Sunday.

Panstarrs Comet

Panstarrs Comet

For astronomers, or anyone who is interested tonight might be the best night to check out the Panstarrs comet. If you want to see it look to the western horizon 40-75 minutes after sunset. Make sure you find an area that doesn’t have a lot of trees or buildings because this comet will be close to the horizon.

Comet Moves By Tuesday

Comet Moves By Tuesday

The comet will move a bit higher in the sky by Tuesday, but by then it will be more faint, and we will likely have clouds from the approaching rainfall.

Have a Good Weekend, good luck seeing Panstarrs!

Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson

 

 

 

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