Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

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

AMZ100-162100-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE NORTHWEST TODAY. HIGH
PRESSURE TO THE NORTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WILL BUILD DOWN THE
EASTERN SEABOARD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND DISSIPATE SUNDAY. THE
NEXT COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH MONDAY.

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AMZ130-162100-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-162100-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU THROUGH FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-162100-
PAMLICO SOUND-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-162100-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-162100-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT THROUGH SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE
CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-162100-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 15 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 6 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.


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AMZ152-162100-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

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AMZ154-162100-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 15 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-162100-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS... INCREASING TO 15 SECONDS
THIS AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-162100-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
315 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 15 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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