Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 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

AMZ100-251115-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A  COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY A  NORTHWEST
FLOW UNDER BROAD TROUGHING WHICH WILL BRING SEASONABLY COOL AIR
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-251115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-251115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-251115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-251115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-251115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-251115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

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AMZ152-251115-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ154-251115-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

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AMZ156-251115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH A FEW GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

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AMZ158-251115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
659 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS...DECREASING TO
4 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...
BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE, SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING
TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

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