Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 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

AMZ100-311930-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS SOUTH OF THE AREA TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEN PASS
OFFSHORE THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST FRIDAY
AND CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-311930-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ131-311930-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...S 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.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-311930-
PAMLICO SOUND-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING... THEN 1 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ136-311930-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ137-311930-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ150-311930-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING 4 TO 6 FT LATE...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-154-311930-
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-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...
THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-311930-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING
TO CHOPPY LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-311930-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
406 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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