Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 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

AMZ100-010115-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL NOSE INTO THE REGION TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH A
WEAK TROUGH EDGING UP ALONG THE COAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. A WEAK COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST SUNDAY NIGHT AND CROSS THE
REGION MONDAY. THE FRONT WILL STALL TO THE SOUTH MONDAY NIGHT THEN
LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION LATE TUESDAY. A STRONGER COLD FRONT
WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CROSS
THE AREA ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST
FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-010115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN... MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.


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AMZ131-010115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-010115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT EARLY...THEN 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2
TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE
EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ136-010115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ137-010115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-010115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-154-010115-
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-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-010115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING
TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-010115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1228 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT
2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.

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