Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

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

AMZ100-182015-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
Deep low pressure just off the coast today will lift quickly
northeast. High pressure will build in from the west today
through the weekend. A cold front will cross the region Tuesday
morning followed by high pressure on Wednesday.

$$

AMZ130-182015-
Albemarle Sound-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W
around 15 kt this afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft,
then around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ131-182015-
Alligator River-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt late this morning, then becoming W 10 to 15 kt this
afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy late this morning,
then diminishing to a moderate chop this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE. Waves light chop,
diminishing to flat.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ135-182015-
Pamlico Sound-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves
2 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds around 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ136-182015-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt this
afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to a moderate chop this
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...W winds around 5 kt, becoming S. Waves flat.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ137-182015-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W
10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to a moderate
chop this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop, diminishing
to flat.
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ150-182015-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Seas 8 to 11 ft,
subsiding to 6 to 9 ft this afternoon. Near shore, seas 6 to 9 ft,
subsiding to 5 to 7 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 8 seconds.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A
chance of showers.

$$

AMZ152-182015-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, becoming W
15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft this afternoon.
Dominant period 8 seconds. A chance of snow early this morning.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds around 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...NW winds around 10 kt, becoming SW. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft,
building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ154-182015-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. A slight
chance of snow early this morning.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds around 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S around 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft,
building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ156-182015-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft this afternoon. Dominant period
9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to
choppy.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop, diminishing to flat.
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft,
building to 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop,
increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-182015-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
355 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon.
Near shore, seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds, increasing to
10 seconds this afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough,
diminishing to a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except around 2 ft
near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds
after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas around 2 ft, then 1 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, diminishing to flat.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.

$$



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