Coastal Waters Forecast
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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

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

AMZ100-241215-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A front stalled just to the south will lift back north tonight.
High pressure will continue offshore over the weekend with
continued very warm temperatures. A cold front will move through
the area Sunday night into early Monday, followed by high
pressure Tuesday into Wednesday. Another system will impact the
area late Wednesday night into Thursday.

$$

AMZ130-241215-
Albemarle Sound-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S late. Waves 1 ft. Patchy
fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog in the morning
with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds around 5 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers
in the evening.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE around 5 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ131-241215-
Alligator River-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves
flat, increasing to light chop after midnight. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to
3 NM late this evening and early morning, decreasing to 1 NM or
less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Patchy fog in the
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Showers likely.
.MON...W winds around 5 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves flat,
increasing to light chop in the afternoon. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after
midnight. Showers likely in the evening.
.TUE...NE winds around 10 kt, becoming E. Waves light chop,
diminishing to flat.
.WED...S winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves flat,
increasing to light chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ135-241215-
Pamlico Sound-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming SW late. Waves 1 ft.
Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Vsby 1 NM or
less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 1 ft. Patchy fog in the morning with vsby 1 to
3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A slight chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then around 2 ft after
midnight. Showers likely in the evening.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves around
2 ft, then 1 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ136-241215-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Patchy fog late
this evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this evening and
early morning, decreasing to 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Patchy fog in the
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of
showers.
.MON...NW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Showers likely in
the evening.
.TUE...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.WED...S winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ137-241215-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves
flat, increasing to light chop after midnight. Patchy fog early this
evening. Patchy fog late this evening and overnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
late this evening and early morning, decreasing to 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Patchy fog in the
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight chance
of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after
midnight. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
a moderate chop. Showers likely in the evening.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Waves a moderate
chop, diminishing to light chop.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ150-241215-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming S after midnight, then
becoming SW late. Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds.
Patchy fog. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog
in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

AMZ152-241215-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S after midnight, then
becoming SW late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Patchy
fog. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Vsby 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog in
the morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening.
.TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft,
subsiding to 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to
3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ154-241215-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...E winds around 5 kt, becoming SE late this evening, then
becoming SW after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Patchy fog early this evening. Patchy fog late this
evening and early morning. Patchy fog late. A chance of showers
after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this evening and early morning,
decreasing to 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. A chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog in the
morning with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of
showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely in the evening.
.TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to
3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ156-241215-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt, becoming SW late this evening and
overnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light chop late this evening
and overnight. Patchy fog early this evening. Patchy fog late this
evening and early morning. Patchy fog late. A slight chance of
showers after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this evening and early
morning, decreasing to 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight
chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds around 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers choppy. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers choppy. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-241215-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
739 PM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW late this evening and
overnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop. Patchy fog early this evening. Patchy
fog late this evening and early morning. Patchy fog late. A slight
chance of showers after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late this evening
and early morning, decreasing to 1 NM or less.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight
chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning with
vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near
shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. Showers likely.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. Showers likely in the
evening.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light
chop.
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop. A chance of showers.

$$



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