Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 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

AMZ100-200800-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK COOL FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FRIDAY. A STRONG
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE AREA
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD INTO THE
AREA FROM THE SOUTH THROUGH MID WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH LATE NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-200800-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-200800-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES FLAT. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-200800-
PAMLICO SOUND-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-200800-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-200800-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-200800-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-200800-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-200800-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-200800-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E 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 IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-200800-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
300 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW 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. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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