Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 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

AMZ100-072315-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING COASTAL STORM OFF THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA
COAST TODAY WILL SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEASTWARD OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST THROUGH TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN MONDAY. AN
ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BUILD IN TUESDAY THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.


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AMZ130-072315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

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

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AMZ131-072315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...
BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES ROUGH...
INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH LATE. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES VERY
ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-072315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...
BECOMING N 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
3 TO 5 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING WITH VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ136-072315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY 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 SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-072315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT... BECOMING NW
20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN...MAINLY 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
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ150-072315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...
BECOMING N 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...
BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT. SEAS 12 TO
17 FT...BUILDING TO 14 TO 18 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT... SUBSIDING TO 8 TO
11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...SUBSIDING TO
6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

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AMZ152-154-072315-
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-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT...
BECOMING N 40 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 40 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT. SEAS 13 TO
18 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING WITH
VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT... SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

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AMZ156-072315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. GUSTS UP TO 60 KT LATE. SEAS
9 TO 12 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. RAIN. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT. SEAS 11 TO
16 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
EXTREMELY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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AMZ158-072315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1025 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. GUSTS UP TO 55 KT...
INCREASING TO 60 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT... BECOMING NW
30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO
15 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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