Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 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

AMZ100-162330-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO EXTEND OVER THE WATERS FROM THE NORTH
TODAY THEN SLIDE OFF THE COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT
WILL MOVE NORTH THROUGH THE REGION ON TUESDAY. IT WILL BE FOLLOWED
BY A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY, BEFORE
STALLING JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-162330-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ131-162330-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-162330-
PAMLICO SOUND-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT EARLY...BECOMING
NE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ136-162330-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 15 KT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ137-162330-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 15 KT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-162330-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT EARLY...BECOMING
NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 4 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-162330-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT EARLY...BECOMING
NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ154-162330-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-162330-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-162330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
634 AM EST MON JAN 16 2017

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE
THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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