Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 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

AMZ100-161115-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
Weak low pressure will deepen as it lifts to the northeast tonight
pushing a cold front through the region. High pressure will
build in from the west Saturday through Sunday. A complex
frontal system will affect the region early next week with high
pressure building in for the middle of next week.

$$

AMZ130-161115-
Albemarle Sound-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late.
Waves around 2 ft.
.SAT...NW 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...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft. A chance
of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves around
2 ft, then 1 ft.

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AMZ131-161115-
Alligator River-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of
showers.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves
flat, increasing to light chop after midnight. A chance of showers.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.

$$

AMZ135-161115-
Pamlico Sound-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves 1 ft,
then around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves
around 2 ft.

$$

AMZ136-161115-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop late.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.
.MON...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of
showers.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.

$$

AMZ137-161115-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of
showers.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of
showers.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, diminishing to light chop.

$$

AMZ150-161115-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 4 ft
near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds.
.SUN...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of
showers.
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N around 10 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.

$$

AMZ152-161115-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SUN...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds, decreasing to 4 seconds in the afternoon.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers.
.TUE...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.


$$

AMZ154-161115-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.  Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SUN...W winds around 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas
around 2 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
.TUE...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.


$$

AMZ156-161115-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 5
seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy
after midnight.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to around 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas around
2 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light
chop.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, increasing to choppy after midnight. A chance of showers.
.TUE...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy. A chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft,
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
diminishing to a moderate chop.

$$

AMZ158-161115-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
653 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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

.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt early this
evening. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant
period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds, increasing to 10 seconds after midnight. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft.
Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 ft, then around 2 ft after
midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of
showers.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. A
chance of showers.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop.

$$


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