Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 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

AMZ100-201930-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK COOL FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TODAY. A STRONG AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE AND FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE AREA SUNDAY
THROUGH MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD INTO THE AREA FROM THE
SOUTH THROUGH MID WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE NEXT
WEEK.

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AMZ130-201930-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-201930-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SPRINKLES IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-201930-
PAMLICO SOUND-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-201930-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-201930-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-201930-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10
SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-201930-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ154-201930-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-201930-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-201930-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
308 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 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.
.SAT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SPRINKLES.
.TUE...NW 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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