Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

FROM S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM...
INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE AND PAMLICO SOUNDS AND THE MONITOR NATIONAL
MARINE SANCTUARY

AMZ100-272130-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE WEST OF THE REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS
TROPICAL CYCLONE CRISTOBAL LIFTS NORTHEAST WELL OFFSHORE OF THE
COAST. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH INTO THE REGION THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...THEN LIFT NORTH OF THE AREA SATURDAY. OFFSHORE
HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE OVER THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.


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AMZ130-272130-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-272130-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-272130-
PAMLICO SOUND-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-272130-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-272130-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-272130-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO
11 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-272130-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 13
SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-272130-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 12
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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AMZ158-272130-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
343 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4
FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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