Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 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

AMZ100-311015-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH SATURDAY
THEN GRADUALLY SLIDE OFFSHORE SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE WEST SUNDAY NIGHT AND CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

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AMZ130-311015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-311015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT LATE THIS EVENING
AND EARLY MORNING. WAVES ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-311015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KT.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. RAIN... MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ136-311015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-311015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-311015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 11
FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-311015-
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-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-311015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING
TO MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING
TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-311015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
558 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. SEAS NEAR
SHORE 1 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... EXCEPT 1 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING
TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING
TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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