Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

AMZ100-281315-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
A WEAK COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST
MONDAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT NEXT SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-281315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-281315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

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AMZ135-281315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2
TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-281315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

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AMZ137-281315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

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AMZ150-281315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ152-154-281315-
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-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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AMZ156-281315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.

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AMZ158-281315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
112 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT
2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING.
.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.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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