Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 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

AMZ100-091015-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA FROM THE WEST THIS
EVENING...FOLLOWED BY A SECONDARY FRONT ON TUESDAY. ARCTIC HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY
OR FRIDAY NIGHT

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AMZ130-091015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS
LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING... THEN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ131-091015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH.

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AMZ135-091015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

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AMZ136-091015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ137-091015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.

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AMZ150-091015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING...THEN BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT.

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AMZ152-154-091015-
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-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE
THIS EVENING...THEN BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 18
FT... SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 12
SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.

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AMZ156-091015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE
THIS EVENING...THEN BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 7 SECONDS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH
LATE THIS EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.

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AMZ158-091015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
559 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.

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