Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 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

AMZ100-182100-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD WILL WEAKEN AND
MOVE NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP IN THE GULF
OF MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON. THE LOW WILL MOVE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
SATURDAY NIGHT. IT WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST EARLY NEXT
WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

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AMZ130-182100-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ131-182100-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-182100-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND
2 FT.

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AMZ136-182100-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-182100-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-182100-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...EXCEPT 6 TO
9 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.


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AMZ152-154-182100-
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-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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AMZ156-182100-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN
THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-182100-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT
AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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