Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 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

AMZ100-051315-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS TONIGHT
THEN STALL OFFSHORE. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG THE FRONT LATER
TONIGHT...THEN LIFTS NORTHEAST FRIDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER
THE REGION THROUGH SATURDAY. DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT
NORTHEAST OFFSHORE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. WEAK
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE
COAST TUESDAY...DEEPENS...THEN LIFTS TO THE NORTH.

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AMZ130-051315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... BECOMING N
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-051315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... BECOMING N
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-051315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING N
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-051315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-051315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-051315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO 11 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-051315-
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-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN... MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...
BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-051315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO
ROUGH.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-051315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
100 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH LATE. SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS LATE.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO
ROUGH.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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