Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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

AMZ100-032315-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL GRADUALLY DROP SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA LATE
TONIGHT THEN SLOWLY SLIDE OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL
DEVELOP ON THE FRONT WEDNESDAY AND REMAIN OVER THE SOUTHEAST COAST
THROUGH FRIDAY. THE LOW WILL FINALLY MOVE NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE
REGION OVER THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS SOUTH OF THE AREA. A
WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

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AMZ130-032315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-032315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-032315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-032315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-032315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-032315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-032315-
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-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-032315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-032315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
715 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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