Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

AMZ100-031915-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN LATE WEEK
INTO THE WEEKEND.


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AMZ130-031915-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-031915-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING... THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ135-031915-
PAMLICO SOUND-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING E LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...
THEN 1 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-031915-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-031915-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ150-031915-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ152-154-031915-
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-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE
THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

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AMZ156-031915-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ158-031915-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
300 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET
IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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