Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 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

AMZ100-142215-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
Low pressure moving off the Northeast coast will push a dry cold
front through the area late today. Low pressure will pass near the
coast Friday. High pressure will build over the area this weekend. A
complex frontal system will affect the region early next week.

$$

AMZ130-142215-
Albemarle Sound-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...N winds around 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Waves
1 ft.
.FRI...E winds around 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then
1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.

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AMZ131-142215-
Alligator River-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Waves
light chop.
.FRI...E 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.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

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AMZ135-142215-
Pamlico Sound-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves subsiding to 1 ft.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A
chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft. A chance
of showers.

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AMZ136-142215-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT...NW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ137-142215-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt, increasing to around 10 kt. Waves flat,
increasing to light chop. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ150-142215-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,
becoming NW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Seas
4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds.
.FRI...E winds around 10 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ152-142215-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant
period 7 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to
30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ154-142215-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4
to 6 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to
30 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft in
the afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds. A slight chance of
showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ156-142215-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after
midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 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.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.SUN...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. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-142215-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
952 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
this afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft this
afternoon. Near shore, seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds around 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
light chop.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Dominant
period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop,
increasing to choppy in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening.
Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period
5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening,
then 1 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 ft,
then 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to a
moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

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