Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 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

AMZ100-302045-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TODAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE
THIS EVENING. HIGH PRES WILL CROSS SOUTH OF THE AREA TUESDAY. A
COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION LATER
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEN PASS OFFSHORE THURSDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST LATER FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
AND CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-302045-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


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AMZ131-302045-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W 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.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-302045-
PAMLICO SOUND-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ136-302045-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND
EARLY AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W 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.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ137-302045-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING. SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW 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.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-302045-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-154-302045-
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-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-302045-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING
TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-302045-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
443 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 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.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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