Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 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

AMZ100-202330-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE AREA FROM THE NORTH INTO TUESDAY.
THE HIGH WILL SLIDE OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE IN FROM THE WEST SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-202330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-202330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-202330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND
2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ136-202330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-202330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-202330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ152-154-202330-
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-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-202330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...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.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-202330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1103 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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