Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 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

AMZ100-041030-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THURSDAY MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT THIS WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-041030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN
THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-041030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-041030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25
KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE LATE THIS
EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-041030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...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.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-041030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 15 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF
RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ150-041030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

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AMZ152-154-041030-
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-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS
OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING N IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

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AMZ156-041030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF
DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING W
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT.

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AMZ158-041030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1007 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4
TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.

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