Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 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

AMZ100-261115-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA  THIS
EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN SUNDAY THEN SLIDE  OFFSHORE
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE  REGION
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD  IN BEHIND
THE FRONT FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-261115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SUNDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-261115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST SUNDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING.
.SUN...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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-261115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-261115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY
THIS EVENING.
.SUN...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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...S 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-261115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS EVENING AND
EARLY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE.
.SUN...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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-261115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR
SHORE, SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-261115-
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-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT
LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-261115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-261115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
613 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT
LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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