Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 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

AMZ100-060015-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA FROM THE NORTH TODAY.
COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED TO THE NORTH FRIDAY  THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. A SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE AREAS WILL AFFECT  THE REGION
EARLY THROUGH MID NEXT  WEEK.

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AMZ130-060015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING.
AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3
FT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT EARLY. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-060015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
INCREASING TO ROUGH LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG
THIS MORNING. AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES
ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND
RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES ROUGH.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ135-060015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT LATE. WAVES 2 TO 3
FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF DENSE FOG
THIS MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. RAIN...A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT EARLY. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ136-060015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE THIS MORNING...
THEN BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
AREAS OF FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
EVENING. FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ137-060015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT LATE. WAVES A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
INCREASING TO CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS LATE. PATCHY FOG EARLY THIS MORNING. PATCHY
FOG LATE THIS MORNING...THEN AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. RAIN...A CHANCE
OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN... FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

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AMZ150-060015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. PATCHY
DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG LATE THIS MORNING.
AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9
FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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AMZ152-154-060015-
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-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. AREAS OF DENSE FOG
EARLY THIS MORNING. PATCHY DENSE FOG LATE THIS MORNING...THEN AREAS
OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. RAIN WITH A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN FREEZING RAIN...SLEET
LIKELY WITH RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ156-060015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE. AREAS OF DENSE FOG EARLY
THIS MORNING. PATCHY DENSE FOG LATE THIS MORNING...THEN AREAS OF
FOG THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
FREEZING RAIN...SLEET LIKELY WITH RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG
IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH.
A CHANCE OF RAIN... FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.MON...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ158-060015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
737 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP
LATE. AREAS OF DENSE FOG EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN PATCHY DENSE FOG
LATE THIS MORNING. AREAS OF FOG THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING
AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR
SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY...A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS
OF FOG IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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