Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 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

AMZ100-312030-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A SURFACE LOW SOUTH OF THE REGION WILL LIFT NORTHEAST OF THE AREA
EARLY TODAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA AND STALLS ALONG
THE COAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE FRONT WEAKENS EARLY NEXT WEEK
AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA FROM THE ATLANTIC...AND AN
INLAND TROUGH DEVELOPS TO THE WEST.

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AMZ130-312030-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-312030-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-312030-
PAMLICO SOUND-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...
THEN BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS...
MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 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.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...
THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-312030-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES FLAT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-312030-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT LATE. WAVES FLAT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-312030-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-312030-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE THIS MORNING AND
EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ154-312030-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT
THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-312030-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT
THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...
THEN BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO FLAT EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS 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.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-312030-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
418 AM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT
THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...
THEN INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO
4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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