Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 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

AMZ100-062115-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION TODAY. A MAJOR LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST SUNDAY AND
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD OFF THE NC COAST SUNDAY NIGHT. WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN ON MONDAY. AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BUILD IN
TUESDAY THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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AMZ130-062115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ131-062115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES ROUGH.
RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WAVES VERY ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY
IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.

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AMZ135-062115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. WAVES 3
TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.

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AMZ136-062115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

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

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AMZ137-062115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ150-062115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT...EXCEPT 9 TO 13 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

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AMZ152-154-062115-
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-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 30 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 14 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 12 TO
18 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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AMZ156-062115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO
6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 30 TO 40 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
VERY ROUGH...INCREASING TO EXTREMELY ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT...BECOMING
NW 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO
14 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS EXTREMELY ROUGH...DIMINISHING
TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.

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AMZ158-062115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
404 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS
THIS AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 40 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 6 SECONDS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...
EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. GUSTS UP TO 50 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.

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