Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 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

AMZ100-272230-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING. COLD HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A WEAK
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST MONDAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE
TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-272230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-272230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.
WAVES ROUGH. SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN
LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N 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.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ135-272230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND
2 FT.

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AMZ136-272230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-272230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-272230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...
THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO
5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ152-154-272230-
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-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ156-272230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ158-272230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1102 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO
5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN
LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.

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