Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 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

AMZ100-251030-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COMPLEX LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL IMPACT EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
INTO TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE IN THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC WILL BUILD
IN WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BRINGING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
AND BELOW NORMAL RAIN CHANCES.

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AMZ130-251030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING, THEN 1 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING,
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-251030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY, INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP, DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-251030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT, BECOMING S
LATE. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING, THEN 1 FT. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT, THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT, THEN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-251030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES
ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP, DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ137-251030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES
ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-251030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 40 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT,
BUILDING TO 10 TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT, SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT, BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, EXCEPT 4 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ152-251030-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING E 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO
40 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING SE 25 TO 30
KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT, BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT, SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-251030-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO
45 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING, THEN BECOMING SE 25 TO 30
KT LATE. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT, SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-251030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT, BECOMING S
20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT, SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO ROUGH LATE. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-251030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
703 PM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT,
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE, SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH,
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING. ISOLATED TSTMS.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT, EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP, INCREASING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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