Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 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

AMZ100-021945-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A FRONT WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT AS HIGH
PRESSURE CONTINUES OFFSHORE. THE FRONT WILL GRADUALLY DROP
SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT THEN SLOWLY
SLIDE OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY. A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL
MOVE ALONG THE FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-021945-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-021945-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-021945-
PAMLICO SOUND-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS
MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-021945-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-021945-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 20 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-021945-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-021945-
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-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU THROUGH FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-021945-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU THROUGH FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-021945-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
334 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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