Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

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

AMZ100-102115-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY. WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA
FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR FOR THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-102115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W 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. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

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AMZ131-102115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.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 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W 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 SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-102115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

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AMZ136-102115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W 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. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-102115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-102115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 0 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W 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. A
CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ152-154-102115-
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-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 0 SECONDS... INCREASING
TO 8 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.

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AMZ156-102115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 0 SECONDS... INCREASING
TO 8 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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AMZ158-102115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
438 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
0 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 5 SECONDS THIS AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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