Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 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

AMZ100-042330-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
WARM HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST TODAY. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH ON THURSDAY. COLD HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BE CENTERED TO THE NORTH FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A LOW
PRESSURE AREA MAY AFFECT THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-042330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. AREAS OF FOG. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-042330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF FOG.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF
FOG. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES ROUGH. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ135-042330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF FOG. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT... THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 3 TO
5 FT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-042330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF
FOG THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. RAIN...A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-042330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF
FOG THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. AREAS OF
FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN RAIN LIKELY...A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ150-042330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS
OF FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. RAIN.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT...EXCEPT 7 TO 10 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ152-154-042330-
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-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND
3 FT.

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AMZ156-042330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

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AMZ158-042330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
700 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO CHOPPY
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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