Coastal Waters Forecast
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000 FZUS52 KMHX 231417 CWFMHX COASTAL WATERS FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 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 AMZ100-232230- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 .SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST TODAY THEN SLIDE OFFSHORE FRIDAY. THE HIGH WILL REMAIN OFFSHORE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH THE NEXT FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. $$ AMZ130-232230- ALBEMARLE SOUND- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT LATE THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT. .TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ131-232230- ALLIGATOR RIVER- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ135-232230- PAMLICO SOUND- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY... .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. .FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. .MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ136-232230- PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. .FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ137-232230- NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. .MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ150-232230- S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. .FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. .SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. .MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ152-232230- S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. .FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. .MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ154-232230- S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. .FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. .SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. .MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ156-232230- S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. .FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. .MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ158-232230- S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM- 1017 AM EDT THU MAR 23 2017 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. .FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. .SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. .MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$

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