Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 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

AMZ100-290930-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST THROUGH TONIGHT THEN PASS
OFFSHORE THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA LATE
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA
LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH HIGH PRESSURE REBUILDING INTO THE AREA
ON TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-290930-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-290930-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-290930-
PAMLICO SOUND-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ136-290930-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-290930-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-290930-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ152-154-290930-
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-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ156-290930-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...
INCREASING TO CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO ROUGH.
RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ158-290930-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
420 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT EARLY SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
AROUND 2 FT THIS EVENING...THEN 1 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP LATE.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT 1 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING
TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 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 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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