Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 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

AMZ100-290915-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION LATER TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. A  WARM FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE SOUTHWEST FRIDAY. A COLD  FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL  APPROACH THE AREA
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-290915-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
PATCHY FOG.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-290915-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-290915-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-290915-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-290915-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP. PATCHY FOG WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM...DECREASING TO 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-290915-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-290915-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-290915-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-290915-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NE 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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AMZ158-290915-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NE 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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