Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

AMZ100-162315-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
Cold High pressure remains over the area today. A cold front will
produce light snow on Wednesday and will push offshore Wednesday
night, followed by high pressure building in from the west late in
the week.

$$

AMZ130-162315-
Albemarle Sound-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Areas of fog late
this morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon. A chance
of rain or snow in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon.
Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. Snow likely in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 10 to
15 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

AMZ131-162315-
Alligator River-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Areas of fog
late this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.WED...N 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 chance of rain in the morning, then snow or rain likely
in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
rough. Snow likely in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

$$

AMZ135-162315-
Pamlico Sound-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Areas of fog late
this morning. A slight chance of showers late. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late
this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon. A slight
chance of rain in the morning, then rain or snow likely in the
afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. Snow likely in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W
around 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

AMZ136-162315-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Areas of fog
late this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then snow or rain likely
in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. Snow likely in the
evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

$$

AMZ137-162315-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Areas of fog
late this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain or snow likely
in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
Waves choppy. Snow likely in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

$$

AMZ150-162315-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds. Areas of fog late this morning. A chance of
showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of
rain. Snow likely in the afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft, except 5 to 7 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Snow
likely in the evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Seas
5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

AMZ152-162315-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds. Areas of fog late this morning. A chance of
showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A slight
chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain or snow likely
in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Rain and snow likely in the
evening, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to
20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in
the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

AMZ154-162315-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant
period 10 seconds. Areas of fog late this morning. A chance of
showers early this afternoon. A slight chance of showers late. Vsby 1
to 3 NM late this morning.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A slight
chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the
afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Rain and snow likely in the
evening, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.THU...NW 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.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

AMZ156-162315-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop late. Areas of
fog late this morning. A slight chance of showers this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then rain or snow
likely in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Rain likely with a chance of snow in the evening with vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.

$$

AMZ158-162315-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
1005 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.REST OF TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 10
seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except around 2 ft
near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
light chop.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant
period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing
to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A slight chance of rain in the
morning, then rain or snow likely in the afternoon with vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft, except around 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. Rain likely or a chance of snow in
the evening with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to
light chop.

$$



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