Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
910 AM EST Sun Dec 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

AMZ100-172215-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
High pressure will continue over the region today then slide offshore
later tonight through early next week. A complex frontal system and
low pressure area will affect the area by mid to late week. A warm front
will lift north of the area Friday.

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AMZ130-172215-
Albemarle Sound-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of rain
after midnight.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then
around 2 ft. A chance of rain.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves around
2 ft, then 1 ft.

$$

AMZ131-172215-
Alligator River-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of rain.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to flat. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ135-172215-
Pamlico Sound-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft after
midnight. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft,
then 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely, then a chance of rain.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ136-172215-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE. Waves light chop. Rain
likely.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to flat. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ137-172215-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. Rain likely.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ150-172215-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Dominant period 3
seconds.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
3 seconds, increasing to 9 seconds in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft, then around 2 ft after
midnight. Dominant period 9 seconds, decreasing to 3 seconds after
midnight.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain
after midnight.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A
chance of rain.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft.
A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ152-172215-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant
period 5 seconds, increasing to 10 seconds this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds after midnight.
.MON...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 3 seconds, increasing to 9 seconds
in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft,
building to 4 to 6 ft. Rain likely, then a chance of rain.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft,
subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ154-172215-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant
period 5 seconds, increasing to 10 seconds this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds after midnight.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Rain likely.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ156-172215-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.MON...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 4 seconds, increasing to 9 seconds
in the afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop,
diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 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 rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft,
building to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop,
increasing to choppy. Rain likely.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate
chop. A chance of rain.

$$

AMZ158-172215-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
910 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Dominant period 9
seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft in the morning, then
1 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light
chop.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds after midnight. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.TUE...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft,
building to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop,
increasing to choppy. Rain likely.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate
chop. A chance of rain.

$$


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