Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

AMZ100-300015-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE OVER THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY AND MONDAY EVENING. A BACK DOOR
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY...THEN A WARM FRONT
WILL MOVE NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH SATURDAY.

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AMZ130-300015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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AMZ131-300015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

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AMZ135-300015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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AMZ136-300015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

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AMZ137-300015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

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AMZ150-300015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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AMZ152-154-300015-
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-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

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AMZ156-300015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.

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AMZ158-300015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1217 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

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

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