Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 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

AMZ100-272230-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING. COLD HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A WEAK
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST MONDAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE
TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-272230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

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AMZ131-272230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

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AMZ135-272230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND
2 FT.

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AMZ136-272230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-272230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

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AMZ150-272230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7
SECONDS. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO
5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ152-154-272230-
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-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ156-272230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25. SEAS 5 TO 7
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 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.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-272230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
646 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 5
TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY
THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP.

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