Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

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

AMZ100-262030-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE INLAND WILL MOVE NORTH AND WEAKEN TODAY WHILE
ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF OF THE COAST. THE
OFFSHORE LOW WILL DEEPEN RAPIDLY AS IT LIFTS NORTHEAST AWAY
FROM THE AREA TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
IN FROM THE WEST WEDNESDAY...THEN PASS OFFSHORE THURSDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
EARLY FRIDAY.


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AMZ130-262030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING... THEN A CHANCE
OF SNOW AND RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.

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AMZ131-262030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING.
WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ135-262030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ136-262030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.TODAY...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS MORNING AND
EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ137-262030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ150-262030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING N. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ152-154-262030-
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-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ156-262030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

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AMZ158-262030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
408 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT LATE. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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