Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS52 KMHX 112027
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 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

AMZ100-120815-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS JUST SOUTH OF THE REGION ON
FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR FOR THE
WEEKEND. LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST MONDAY AND
MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM
THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY.

$$

AMZ130-120815-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ131-120815-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW AND SLEET LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ135-120815-
PAMLICO SOUND-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ136-120815-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ137-120815-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW...RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ150-120815-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. SNOW LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... BECOMING N
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ152-154-120815-
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-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO
13 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ156-120815-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO
12 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ158-120815-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
327 PM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...
INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND
SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

11


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.