Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1236 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

AMZ100-021230-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A FRONT WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE REGION THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT 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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AMZ130-021230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-021230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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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AMZ135-021230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...THEN 2 TO 3 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-021230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-021230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...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 IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS 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.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-021230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-021230-
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-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 5 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 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. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W 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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AMZ156-021230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 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. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W 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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AMZ158-021230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1236 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 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. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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