Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 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

AMZ100-132330-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH SUNDAY.
THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE
WILL LIFT NORTHWEST OF THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. BROAD
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN MID TO LATE NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-132330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-132330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES CHOPPY. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-132330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT EARLY THIS
MORNING. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT. FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT.

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AMZ136-132330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO
CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...FREEZING RAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-132330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-132330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ152-154-132330-
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-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

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AMZ156-132330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
ROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT... BUILDING TO 8 TO
11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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AMZ158-132330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
632 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH. FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS AROUND 2 FT IN THE
MORNING...THEN 1 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. NEAR SHORE...
SEAS 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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