Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 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

AMZ100-081330-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING MAJOR COASTAL STORM MOVES SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD
OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST OVERNIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD IN MONDAY. AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BUILD IN TUESDAY THROUGH
THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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AMZ130-081330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-081330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT.
WAVES ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-081330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ136-081330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-081330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-081330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT. SEAS
14 TO 18 FT...EXCEPT 10 TO 15 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT... SUBSIDING TO 8 TO
11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...SUBSIDING TO
6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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AMZ152-154-081330-
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-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 40 TO 45 KT...DIMINISHING TO 30 TO 40 KT
LATE. GUSTS UP TO 60 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10
SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING W
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT... SUBSIDING TO 6 TO
9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ156-081330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO VERY ROUGH LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-081330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
110 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST EARLY THIS MORNING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...EXCEPT 4
TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W 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.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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