Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 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

AMZ100-252330-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE REGION TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL
APPROACH FROM THE WEST TONIGHT THEN REDEVELOP OFF THE COAST MONDAY.
THE LOW WILL DEEPEN RAPIDLY AS IT LIFTS NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST
WEDNESDAY...THEN PASS OFFSHORE THURSDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL
PUSH THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT OR FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-252330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-252330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-252330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ136-252330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-252330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-252330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO
5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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AMZ152-154-252330-
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-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7
FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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AMZ156-252330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.

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AMZ158-252330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
649 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT
LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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