Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 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

AMZ100-112230-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH EARLY
FRIDAY. WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA
FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR FOR THE WEEKEND.
LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST MONDAY AND MOVE ACROSS
THE AREA TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-112230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...
THEN 1 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SNOW...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ131-112230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN SNOW LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW 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 SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-112230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN...SNOW LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN... SNOW AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ136-112230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET
IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ137-112230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NE 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SNOW...SLEET...RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ150-112230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. SNOW LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-154-112230-
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-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING... THEN
RAIN LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ156-112230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ158-112230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
933 AM EST THU FEB 11 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2
TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...
INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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