Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

AMZ100-271015-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND CROSS
THE REGION EARLY FRIDAY. COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE
WEST OVER THE WEEKEND. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST
MONDAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-271015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS
EVENING. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 1
FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-271015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-271015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-271015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-271015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-271015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS
EVENING. SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-271015-
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-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING.
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-271015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.
.TUE...W 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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AMZ158-271015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
655 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

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

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING.
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...N 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 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W 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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