Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 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

AMZ100-292030-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TONIGHT THEN PASS
OFFSHORE TODAY. A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA LATE FRIDAY INTO SUNDAY. ANOTHER FRONTAL
SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

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AMZ130-292030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

$$

AMZ131-292030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

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AMZ135-292030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

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

$$

AMZ136-292030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.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...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ137-292030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

$$

AMZ150-292030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. 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 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT... EXCEPT 6 TO
9 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-292030-
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-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

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

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

$$

AMZ156-292030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
WHILE BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO FLAT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 5 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 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. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-292030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
DIMINISHING TO FLAT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.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...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 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 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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