Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
300 AM 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

AMZ100-221930-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE
AREA TODAY INTO MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD INTO THE AREA
FROM THE SOUTH THROUGH MID WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA THURSDAY.

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AMZ130-221930-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ131-221930-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...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.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ135-221930-
PAMLICO SOUND-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3
NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ136-221930-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.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 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ137-221930-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. PATCHY FOG IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM IN THE EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...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.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ150-221930-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING SE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1
TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
AROUND 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE, SEAS
AROUND 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... EXCEPT 5 TO
6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.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. 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.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ152-221930-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 12 SECONDS THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.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. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ154-221930-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-221930-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM IN THE EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 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 4 TO 6 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. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
ROUGH.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-221930-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE, SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM IN THE EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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