Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 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

AMZ100-241015-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE COAST WILL MOVE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A
COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY A NORTHWEST FLOW OF SEASONABLY COLD AND DRY
AIR FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-241015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

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AMZ131-241015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ135-241015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ136-241015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-241015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ150-241015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS IN
THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ152-241015-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS
7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE
THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ154-241015-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE
THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT... SUBSIDING TO
5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...SW 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.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ156-241015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE
THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS IN THE
MORNING. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. 0
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

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AMZ158-241015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
958 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH
LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY
MORNING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO
4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS IN THE MORNING. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

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