Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 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

AMZ100-012230-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY SLIDE OFFSHORE TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
APPROACH FROM THE WEST LATER TONIGHT AND MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS
MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TUESDAY AND
MOVE OFFSHORE TUESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE
AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ON THE FRONT
OFFSHORE OF THE COAST THURSDAY AND MOVE AWAY FROM THE REGION
FRIDAY.

$$

AMZ130-012230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 10 KT
LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.

$$

AMZ131-012230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ135-012230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ136-012230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S WITH GUSTS UP TO
15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN... MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ137-012230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S WITH GUSTS UP TO
15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ150-012230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...LOCALLY UP TO 5 FT ON THE OUTER
WATERS. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT....BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 5
TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ152-154-012230-
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-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...LOCALLY AROUND 6 FT ON THE OUTER
WATERS. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 35 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8
TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-012230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING
TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-012230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
952 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 4
SECONDS LATE. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING
TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT...EXCEPT 6 TO 9 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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