Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 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

AMZ100-251015-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE AREA FROM OFFSHORE THROUGH
TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH  THE
AREA SATURDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN SUNDAY  THEN
SLIDE OFFSHORE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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AMZ130-251015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-251015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS
OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-251015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-251015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS
OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-251015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS
OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-251015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-251015-
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-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG
IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-251015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-251015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
942 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO
FLAT LATE. AREAS OF FOG.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING
TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE, SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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