Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

AMZ100-251915-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH
THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN SUNDAY
THEN SLIDE OFFSHORE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
CROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-251915-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 FT...THEN 1 TO 2 FT THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS
MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-251915-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING
NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE EVENING.

.SUN...NW 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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-251915-
PAMLICO SOUND-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING SW AROUND
20 KT LATE WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 FT... THEN 1 TO 2
FT THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.

.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING
NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING.

.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-251915-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW 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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-251915-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
CHOPPY.
.SUN...NW 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.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-251915-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT AROUND 4 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR
SHORE, SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-251915-
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-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-251915-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT... INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS
MORNING WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-251915-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
214 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2
TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON... INCREASING TO
CHOPPY LATE. AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING
NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE, SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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