Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 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

AMZ100-051000-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE NORTH THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FOR THE WEEKEND. LOW PRESSURE MAY AFFECT
THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-051000-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-051000-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
ROUGH. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ135-051000-
PAMLICO SOUND-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
FREEZING RAIN...RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-051000-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON
...THEN 20 TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. RAIN...A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. WAVES
FLAT.

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AMZ137-051000-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN RAIN LIKELY...A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ150-051000-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...
EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. AREAS OF
FOG.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT...EXCEPT 7 TO 10 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5
TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ152-154-051000-
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-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6
TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 5
TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. FREEZING RAIN...RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND
3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

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AMZ156-051000-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5
TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN AREAS OF
DENSE FOG LATE.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 5
TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING
RAIN...RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS FLAT.

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AMZ158-051000-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
418 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6
TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO
VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. FREEZING RAIN... RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS FLAT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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