Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

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

AMZ100-212315-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE WELL OFF OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST WILL CONTINUE TO
DRIFT EAST NORTHEAST AND FARTHER OFFSHORE THROUGH TODAY. WEAK  HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT  WILL
APPROACH FROM THE WEST TUESDAY AND CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY  NIGHT.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT WEDNESDAY AND  THURSDAY
THEN MOVE OFF THE COAST FRIDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL  MOVE INTO
THE AREA SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-212315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT EARLY THIS MORNING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-212315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-212315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-212315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-212315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-212315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

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

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO
10 FT THIS AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-212315-
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-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-212315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT... DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO
ROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-212315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
715 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING
TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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