Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

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

AMZ100-242215-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA THROUGH TODAY THEN MOVE OFF
THE COAST TONIGHT. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FRIDAY
AND CROSS THE REGION EARLY SATURDAY. A SECONDARY STRONGER COLD FRONT
WILL CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT STALLING SOUTH OF THE REGION
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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AMZ130-242215-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO NE 5 TO 10 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-242215-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-242215-
PAMLICO SOUND-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES 2
TO 3 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-242215-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-242215-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-242215-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-242215-
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 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN
THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-242215-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING
TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-242215-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
655 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...
BECOMING E LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING
TO LIGHT CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO 1 TO
2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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