Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 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

AMZ100-111315-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY. WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA
FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR FOR THE WEEKEND.
LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST MONDAY AND MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY.

$$

AMZ130-111315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ131-111315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ135-111315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ136-111315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ137-111315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ150-111315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT
3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ152-154-111315-
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-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ156-111315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING... THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ158-111315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1245 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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