Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

AMZ100-101115-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT
THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY THE A BLAST OF VERY COLD AIR FOR THE
WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-101115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

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AMZ131-101115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-101115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

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AMZ136-101115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-101115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ150-101115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11
SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ152-154-101115-
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-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ156-101115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS VERY ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-101115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1007 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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