Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 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

AMZ100-171315-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A cold front will move through the waters Wednesday, and will push
offshore Wednesday night. High pressure will build in from the west
Thursday into the weekend.

$$

AMZ130-171315-
Albemarle Sound-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 NM
or less.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft in the afternoon. Areas of
fog in the morning. Snow likely in the afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
around 2 ft. A chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

$$

AMZ131-171315-
Alligator River-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Areas of fog late
this evening and overnight. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning. Snow likely in the
afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
choppy. A chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S. Waves flat, increasing to
light chop.

$$

AMZ135-171315-
Pamlico Sound-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Areas of fog late this
evening and overnight with vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft, then 2 to 3 ft in the
afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning. Snow likely or a chance of
rain in the afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
around 3 ft. A chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Waves
2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves 1 ft.

$$

AMZ136-171315-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. Areas of fog late with
vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning. Snow likely in the
afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM, decreasing to 1 NM or less in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Waves a
moderate chop. A chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

$$

AMZ137-171315-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon. Snow and rain likely in the afternoon with vsby 1 NM or
less.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. A chance of snow in
the evening.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

$$

AMZ150-171315-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds. Areas of fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 7 ft in
the afternoon. Dominant period 10 seconds. Areas of fog in the
morning. Snow or rain likely in the afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft, except 5 to 7 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Snow
likely in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W
around 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to
6 ft in the afternoon. Near shore, seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 8 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

$$

AMZ152-171315-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds. Areas of fog this evening. Areas of fog after midnight.
Vsby 1 NM or less, increasing to 1 to 3 NM late.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 7 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of
rain in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Rain likely or
a chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to
20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in
the afternoon. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...W winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

AMZ154-171315-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds around 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A chance of
rain in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Rain likely or a
chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft
in the afternoon. Dominant period 10 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...W winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

AMZ156-171315-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.WED...N winds around 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon.
A chance of rain in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.
Rain likely or a slight chance of snow in the evening.
.THU...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
around 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a
moderate chop in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers choppy.
.FRI...W winds around 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 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.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop.

$$

AMZ158-171315-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
840 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except around 2 ft
near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
light chop.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant
period 11 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing
to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A chance of rain or a slight
chance of snow in the afternoon with vsby 1 NM or less.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 11 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A chance of rain or snow in the
evening.
.THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near
shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to
light chop.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas around 2 ft, then 1 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

$$



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