Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 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

AMZ100-090115-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS
MORNING AS THE COASTAL STORM MOVES NORTHEAST. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH FROM THE WEST THIS EVENING...FOLLOWED BY A SECONDARY FRONT
ON TUESDAY. ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-090115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-090115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-090115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ136-090115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ137-090115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO
LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ150-090115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT
LATE. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

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AMZ152-154-090115-
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-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-090115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.


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AMZ158-090115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1254 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2
TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

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