Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 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

AMZ100-072330-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT NORTHEAST OF THE WATERS AS WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE THURSDAY, FOLLOWED BY COLD HIGH
PRESSURE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SUNDAY
WITH A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE WEST MONDAY.

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AMZ130-072330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

$$

AMZ131-072330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ135-072330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI THROUGH FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

AMZ136-072330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-072330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.THU...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-072330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR
SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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AMZ152-072330-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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AMZ154-072330-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ156-072330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...BECOMING
N 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO ROUGH.

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AMZ158-072330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
617 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...BECOMING
N 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING
TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING
TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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