Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 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

AMZ100-261915-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN TODAY THEN SLIDE OFFSHORE MONDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THURSDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-261915-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ131-261915-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-261915-
PAMLICO SOUND-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ136-261915-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

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

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AMZ137-261915-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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 AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-261915-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-154-261915-
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-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-261915-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-261915-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
239 AM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT THIS AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE,
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. 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. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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