Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 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

AMZ100-232130-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST TODAY THEN SLIDE
OFFSHORE FRIDAY. THE HIGH WILL REMAIN OFFSHORE THROUGH THE  WEEKEND
WITH THE NEXT FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHING THE MIDDLE OF  NEXT WEEK.


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AMZ130-232130-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-232130-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-232130-
PAMLICO SOUND-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2
TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-232130-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-232130-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-232130-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-232130-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-232130-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6
TO 9 FT... SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7
SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-232130-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 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.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-232130-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
517 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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