Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 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

AMZ100-042130-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL SINK INTO THE AREA TODAY AND STALL OUT THROUGH
THIS EVENING. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ON THE FRONT TONIGHT AND
REMAIN OVER THE SOUTHEAST COAST THROUGH FRIDAY. THE LOW WILL FINALLY
MOVE NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE REGION OVER THE WEEKEND AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS SOUTH OF THE AREA. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE NORTH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

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AMZ130-042130-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-042130-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-042130-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-042130-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-042130-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-042130-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-042130-
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-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-042130-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-042130-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1003 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING
TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO
LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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