Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 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

AMZ100-010730-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION TONIGHT THEN SLIDE
OFFSHORE SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST SUNDAY
NIGHT AND CROSS THE AREA MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM
THE WEST TUESDAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE TUESDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT
WILL CROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ON
THE FRONT OFFSHORE OF THE COAST THURSDAY AND MOVE AWAY FROM THE
REGION FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-010730-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1
FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-010730-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-010730-
PAMLICO SOUND-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1
FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ136-010730-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-010730-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-010730-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS...DECREASING
TO 6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-010730-
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-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-010730-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE
THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY
IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH.
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N 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.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-010730-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
257 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT LATE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...
EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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