Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 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

AMZ100-061030-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION THROUGH SATURDAY. A MAJOR
LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN OFF THE SOUTHEAST
COAST LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN ON MONDAY. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON
MONDAY NIGHT.

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AMZ130-061030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ131-061030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES VERY ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.

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AMZ135-061030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... INCREASING TO
30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO
5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.

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AMZ136-061030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ137-061030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

$$

AMZ150-061030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SATURDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8
FT... BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

AMZ152-154-061030-
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-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING N
30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT. SEAS 11 TO
16 FT. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.

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AMZ156-061030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...INCREASING TO 35 TO 40 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
INCREASING TO EXTREMELY ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.

$$

AMZ158-061030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
948 PM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...
EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. GUSTS UP TO 50 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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