Coastal Waters Forecast
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000 FZUS52 KMHX 072348 CWFMHX COASTAL WATERS FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 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 AMZ100-081130- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 .SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS... RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING MAJOR COASTAL STORM MOVES SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST THROUGH TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN MONDAY. AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BUILD IN TUESDAY THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. $$ AMZ130-081130- ALBEMARLE SOUND- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT... BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. $$ AMZ131-081130- ALLIGATOR RIVER- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH LATE. RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .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. $$ AMZ135-081130- PAMLICO SOUND- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT... BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT LATE. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN... MAINLY THIS EVENING. .MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. .MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. .THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. $$ AMZ136-081130- PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .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. $$ AMZ137-081130- NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. .WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. .THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. .FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. $$ AMZ150-081130- S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT...BUILDING TO 14 TO 18 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. RAIN...MAINLY THIS EVENING. .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. $$ AMZ152-154-081130- S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM- S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 40 TO 50 KT...BECOMING NW 30 TO 40 KT LATE. GUSTS UP TO 65 KT...DECREASING TO 55 KT LATE. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. RAIN...MAINLY THIS EVENING. .MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT... SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. .MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. .WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. .WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. .THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. .FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. $$ AMZ156-081130- S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 40 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT... BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY THIS EVENING. .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. $$ AMZ158-081130- S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM- 648 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016 ...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY... .TONIGHT...N WINDS 40 TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 KT... BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY THIS EVENING. .MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. .WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. .WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. .FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. $$

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