Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

AMZ100-302200-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING DOWN THE EAST COAST FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA
WILL MOVE EAST THURSDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE
SOUTHWEST FRIDAY, FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT EARLY SATURDAY. ANOTHER
WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWED
BY A COLD FRONT TUESDAY.

$$

AMZ130-302200-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-302200-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ135-302200-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ136-302200-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ137-302200-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ150-302200-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. SHOWERS, TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ152-302200-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ154-302200-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-302200-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-302200-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1259 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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