Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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000 FZUS52 KMHX 171132 CWFMHX COASTAL WATERS FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 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 AMZ100-172300- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 .SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS... HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTHEAST WILL CONTINUE TO EXTEND DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FRIDAY AND MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEAST ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS THROUGH SATURDAY. THE LOW WILL SLOWLY DRIFT FURTHER OFFSHORE SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDS SOUTH INTO THE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. $$ AMZ130-172300- ALBEMARLE SOUND- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... .TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. $$ AMZ131-172300- ALLIGATOR RIVER- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... .TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. $$ AMZ135-172300- PAMLICO SOUND- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... .TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT. $$ AMZ136-172300- PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 .TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE MORNING. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. $$ AMZ137-172300- NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 .TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. .SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. $$ AMZ150-172300- S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... .TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. .FRI...N WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. .FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. .SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. $$ AMZ152-154-172300- S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM- S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... .TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. .TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. .FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. .FRI NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. RAIN LIKELY. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT... BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. .MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. $$ AMZ156-172300- S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... .TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. .FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. .SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. $$ AMZ158-172300- S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM- 732 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... .TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. .FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY. .SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. .SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. $$

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