Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 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

AMZ100-091930-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA TODAY INTO SATURDAY. THE
HIGH WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SUNDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE NORTH
THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA
FROM THE WEST MONDAY. THE FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT
AND STALL TO THE SOUTH AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BRIEFLY FROM THE
NORTH TUESDAY. THE FRONT TO THE SOUTH WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE
AREA AS A WARM FRONT TUESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS
THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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AMZ130-091930-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING 15-20 KT LATE MORNING.
 WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ131-091930-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING 10 TO 15 KT LATE
MORNING. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ135-091930-
PAMLICO SOUND-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KNOTS...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE
MORNING. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ136-091930-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ137-091930-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

$$

AMZ150-091930-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING 15 TO 20 THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-091930-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING 15 T 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ154-091930-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ156-091930-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS...INCREASING TO
8 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ158-091930-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
303 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS AROUND 2 FT IN THE
MORNING...THEN 1 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... EXCEPT 1 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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