Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 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

AMZ100-172030-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE WATERS TODAY, THEN A
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY
BUILD OVER THE AREA THURSDAY, THEN ANOTHER FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH
FRIDAY. A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY.

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AMZ130-172030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY
FOG EARLY.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-172030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE
THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG EARLY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-172030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1
FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-172030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE
THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-172030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-172030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON... THEN BECOMING S LATE. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ152-172030-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY
FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

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AMZ154-172030-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-172030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT... INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-172030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
316 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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