Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 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

AMZ100-131330-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE COAST TO THE EAST
TONIGHT. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH LATE TONIGHT WITH
COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. LOW
PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST MONDAY NIGHT AND MOVE OVER
OR JUST WEST OF THE AREA TUESDAY.

$$

AMZ130-131330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ131-131330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ135-131330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE MORNING.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ136-131330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ137-131330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N 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.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ150-131330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO
7 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ152-154-131330-
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-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. FREQUENT GUSTS UP TO 40 KT IN THE
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO
15 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-131330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH LATE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS UP TO 40
KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE
MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO
13 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-131330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1231 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING
TO ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE MORNING.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS AROUND 2 FT IN THE
MORNING...THEN 1 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT... SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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