Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 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

AMZ100-241000-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
UNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY AS A STATIONARY FRONT
LINGERS ACROSS THE WATERS AND SEVERAL LOW PRESSURE AREAS MOVE ALONG
IT. THE FRONT WILL FINALLY MOVE OFF THE COAST THURSDAY MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-241000-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-241000-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-241000-
PAMLICO SOUND-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING, THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-241000-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-241000-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. WAVES CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI 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.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ150-241000-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT, SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT, BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR
SHORE, SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-241000-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING S AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT, BUILDING TO 7 TO
10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ154-241000-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT EARLY, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-241000-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY,
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH, INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH,
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS,
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP, INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-241000-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
114 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE,
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT, EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS, MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...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.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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