Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

AMZ100-060715-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE REGION AND VERY
SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST OF THE AREA ON FRIDAY. A WEAK BACKDOOR FRONT
WILL SLIDE SOUTH OVER EASTERN NC SUNDAY THEN LIFT NORTH OF THE
REGION MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BECOME ANCHORED OFF THE COAST
TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

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AMZ130-060715-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING
N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-060715-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING
N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT 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.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES FLAT... INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-060715-
PAMLICO SOUND-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING
NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-060715-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-060715-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-060715-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING
NW 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-060715-
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-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING
NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT DIMINISHING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7
SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-060715-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S 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.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-060715-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
355 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...W 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.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...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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