Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 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

AMZ100-012230-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA TODAY AND MOVE THROUGH
MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION THROUGH MIDWEEK. A
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE FRONT
WILL STALL TO THE SOUTH MONDAY NIGHT THEN LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE
REGION LATE TUESDAY. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE
WEST WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CROSS THE AREA ON THURSDAY.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-012230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN THIS MORNING. RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ131-012230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN THIS
MORNING. RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ135-012230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...
THEN 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ136-012230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN THIS
MORNING. THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ137-012230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING. RAIN
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ150-012230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 4 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ152-154-012230-
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-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...
THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-012230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON... THEN RAIN LIKELY
LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-012230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
531 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL
LATE AFTERNOON...THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH. RAIN
LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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