Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 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

AMZ100-182315-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THIS MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE  WILL BRIEFLY BUILD OVER THE AREA THURSDAY, THEN ANOTHER
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FRIDAY. A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT
THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

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AMZ130-182315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW THIS AFTERNOON.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-182315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-182315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-182315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING... THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-182315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING... THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-182315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-182315-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.FRI...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-182315-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.FRI...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-182315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING
TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-182315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1037 AM EST WED JAN 18 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... EXCEPT 1 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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