Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 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

AMZ100-032345-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. A
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN
LATE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-032345-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-032345-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING... THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ135-032345-
PAMLICO SOUND-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-032345-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-032345-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING E LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON... THEN DIMINISHING
TO FLAT LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING... THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ150-032345-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ152-154-032345-
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-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

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AMZ156-032345-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ158-032345-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
645 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET
IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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