Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

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

AMZ100-210730-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
LOW PRESSURE OFF OF CAPE FEAR WILL DRIFT SLOWLY EAST NORTHEAST
AND FARTHER OFFSHORE THROUGH MONDAY. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL
CROSS THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE
WEST TUESDAY AND CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY THEN MOVE
OFF THE COAST FRIDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-210730-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-210730-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-210730-
PAMLICO SOUND-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
WAVES AROUND 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN
1 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-210730-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT OVERNIGHT.
WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-210730-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY THIS
EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON 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.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-210730-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT... EXCEPT 7 TO
10 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
THIS EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-210730-
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-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT THROUGH
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-210730-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT THROUGH
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-210730-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
316 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT... DIMINISHING
TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH LATE. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N 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.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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