Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 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

AMZ100-300915-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING DOWN THE EAST COAST FROM SOUTHEAST CANADA
WILL MOVE EAST THURSDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE
SOUTHWEST FRIDAY, FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT EARLY SATURDAY. ANOTHER
WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWED
BY A COLD FRONT TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-300915-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS, TSTMS...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-300915-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS, TSTMS...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-300915-
PAMLICO SOUND-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS, TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-300915-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS, TSTMS...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-300915-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS, TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-300915-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE, SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS,
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-300915-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS,
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-300915-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS, TSTMS... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-300915-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT EARLY. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS, TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-300915-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
950 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT EARLY. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 4 SECONDS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS, TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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