Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 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

AMZ100-010900-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
NIGHT THEN PASS OFFSHORE THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE WEST FRIDAY AND CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
ACROSS THE WATERS ON SUNDAY.

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AMZ130-010900-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-010900-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-010900-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-010900-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-010900-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

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AMZ150-010900-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ152-154-010900-
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-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ156-010900-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI...SW 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.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ158-010900-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1014 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING
TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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