Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 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

AMZ100-131215-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A strong cold front will push through the waters tonight. Another
cold front will cross late Thursday. Low pressure will pass near the
coast Friday. High pressure will build over the area this weekend.

$$

AMZ130-131215-
Albemarle Sound-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 25 to 35 kt. Waves 2 to
4 ft.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds around 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft, then 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.


$$

AMZ131-131215-
Alligator River-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves rough.
.WED...W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU...W winds around 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Waves
light chop.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves
light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds around 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ135-131215-
Pamlico Sound-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves around
2 ft, then 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft,
then 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ136-131215-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy, increasing to rough.
.WED...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Waves
choppy.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Waves
light chop, diminishing to flat after midnight.
.FRI...E winds around 5 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Waves
flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ137-131215-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy, increasing to rough.
.WED...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to
20 kt in the afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after
midnight.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Waves
light chop, diminishing to flat after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ150-131215-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft, except 5 to 7 ft near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds. A
slight chance of showers until early morning.
.WED...W winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant
period 6 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period
4 seconds.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Seas
3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 4 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...E winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ152-131215-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. A slight chance of showers until
early morning.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming W 20 to
25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Dominant period 7 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ154-131215-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers until
early morning.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming W 20 to
25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft,
subsiding to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ156-131215-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very
rough.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming W 20 to
25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft,
subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 4 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough
after midnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy
in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to
choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-131215-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
714 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant
period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing
to choppy in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft
after midnight. Near shore, seas around 2 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft
after midnight. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy, increasing to rough after midnight.
.THU...W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near
shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough,
diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to
choppy. A chance of showers.

$$



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