Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 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

AMZ100-171115-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT TO THE SOUTH WILL LIFT NORTH AND REACH THE SOUTHERN
COAST TONIGHT. IT WILL THEN LIFT OUT OF THE AREA TUESDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY, FOLLOWED BY
ANOTHER COLD FRONT FRIDAY. A STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

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AMZ130-171115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-171115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-171115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT IN THE EVENING...
THEN 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-171115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-171115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-171115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 4 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ152-171115-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ154-171115-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ156-171115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-171115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1044 PM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
1 TO 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT IN THE EVENING... THEN 1 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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