Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
352 AM 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

AMZ100-232030-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE WATERS THIS MORNING WITH LOW
PRESSURE MOVING EAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A
COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY.


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AMZ130-232030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EARLY BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT...THEN
BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1
FT. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-232030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-232030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EARLY BECOMING SW 15 TO 20
KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT THIS
MORNING...THEN 1 FT. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-232030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EARLY BECOMING SW 10 TO 15
KT. WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
BECOMING W LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON... THEN DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE
THIS MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-232030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EARLY BECOMING SW 15 TO 20
KT...THEN BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...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.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.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 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-232030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT EARLY BECOMING SW 10 TO 15
KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS EARLY THIS
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO
5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-232030-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-232030-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-232030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-232030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
352 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

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

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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