Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

AMZ100-010815-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTH THROUGH
SUNDAY. A WEAK TROUGH WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST TONIGHT
THEN MOVE INLAND ON SUNDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE NORTHWEST SUNDAY NIGHT AND CROSS THE REGION MONDAY. THE FRONT
WILL STALL TO THE SOUTH MONDAY NIGHT THEN LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE
REGION LATE TUESDAY. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE
WEST WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CROSS THE AREA ON
THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-010815-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS EVENING...
THEN 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-010815-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-010815-
PAMLICO SOUND-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ136-010815-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.


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AMZ137-010815-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-010815-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 4 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-010815-
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-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-010815-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST SUNDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-010815-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
335 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST SUNDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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