Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 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

AMZ100-281415-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
...THEN PASS OFFSHORE THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER
THE AREA LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL
AFFECT THE AREA LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH HIGH PRESSURE
REBUILDING ON TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-281415-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-281415-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-281415-
PAMLICO SOUND-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...BECOMING
N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ136-281415-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ137-281415-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.SUN...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-281415-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT... SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-281415-
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-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT... SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-281415-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT EARLY...THEN 3
TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ158-281415-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
115 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT
3 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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