Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

AMZ100-031130-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A FRONT WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT AS HIGH
PRESSURE CONTINUES OFFSHORE. THE FRONT WILL GRADUALLY DROP SOUTHEAST
INTO THE AREA LATE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT THEN SLOWLY SLIDE
OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ON THE FRONT WEDNESDAY
NIGHT THEN DRIFT SLOWLY NORTHEAST INTO FRIDAY. THE LOW WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST AWAY FROM THE REGION OVER THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS SOUTH OF THE AREA.

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AMZ130-031130-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.


WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-031130-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-031130-
PAMLICO SOUND-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-031130-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-031130-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-031130-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...S WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-031130-
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-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-031130-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS UNTIL EARLY
MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-031130-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
756 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EDT TUESDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...
INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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