Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS52 KMHX 262055
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 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

AMZ100-270830-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST WILL DEEPEN RAPIDLY
AS IT LIFTS NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE AREA TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST WEDNESDAY...THEN PASS
OFFSHORE THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY.

$$

AMZ130-270830-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SNOW LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN
1 FT.

$$

AMZ131-270830-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO CHOPPY THIS
EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. SNOW LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ135-270830-
PAMLICO SOUND-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN
RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

$$

AMZ136-270830-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN
IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ137-270830-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE
THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO
CHOPPY LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW
LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ150-270830-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS
EVENING...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT... EXCEPT 6 TO 8 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT... EXCEPT 5 TO
8 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT... EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.


$$

AMZ152-154-270830-
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-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

$$

AMZ156-270830-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

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

$$

AMZ158-270830-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
355 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
EVENING. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND
2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

$$






USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.