Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

AMZ100-231015-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH INTO THE REGION TONIGHT WITH LOW
PRESSURE MOVING EAST ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD INTO THE REGION TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WITH
LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY.

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AMZ130-231015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 15 KT.
WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LATE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-231015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LATE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...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.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SW 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.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-231015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT THEN AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS LATE.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...
THEN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-231015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.MON...SW 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. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SW 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.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-231015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND
EARLY MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...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.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SW 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.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-231015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM EST MONDAY THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-231015-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT...THEN
BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS LATE.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-231015-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-231015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
ROUGH... THEN DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 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 A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-231015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
938 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25
KT...THEN BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FT. NEAR SHORE, SEAS AROUND 3 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH...THEN DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE. SHOWERS LATE
THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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