Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 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

AMZ100-052315-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE REGION TODAY AND VERY
SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEAST OF THE AREA ON FRIDAY. A WEAK BACKDOOR FRONT
WILL SLIDE SOUTH OVER EASTERN NC SUNDAY THEN LIFT NORTH OF THE
REGION MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BECOME ANCHORED OFF THE COAST
TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

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AMZ130-052315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-052315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-052315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-052315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES FLAT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-052315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.MON...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-052315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-052315-
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-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH
ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-052315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-052315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1111 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...W 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.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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