Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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

AMZ100-242100-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH OF THE AREA TODAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM THE WEST THURSDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL PASS TO THE SOUTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
SLOWLY APPROACH FROM THE WEST EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-242100-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING NE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, THEN
BECOMING E LATE. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING,
THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-242100-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, THEN
BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP, DIMINISHING TO FLAT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-242100-
PAMLICO SOUND-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS. TSTMS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY,
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING,
THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-242100-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS. TSTMS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ137-242100-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY, INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.
TSTMS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ150-242100-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT LATE THIS
MORNING, THEN BECOMING NE EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, BECOMING E LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT, EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE, SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY,
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ152-242100-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING, THEN BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, BECOMING
S 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT, SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ154-242100-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON,
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS. TSTMS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT, SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 10 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-242100-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON,
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE THIS MORNING, THEN DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON, INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH, INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS. TSTMS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 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.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-242100-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
348 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN INCREASING
TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF TSTMS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE, SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH, INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS. TSTMS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT, EXCEPT 5 TO 8 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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