Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 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

AMZ100-122015-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP SOUTH OF THE AREA THIS MORNING THEN
MOVE NORTHEAST OFFSHORE OF THE COAST THROUGH THIS EVENING. AN
ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH LATE TONIGHT WITH COLD HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE
HIGH WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. LOW PRESSURE
WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST MONDAY NIGHT AND MOVE OVER OR
JUST WEST OF THE AREA TUESDAY.

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AMZ130-122015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SNOW LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN
LIKELY.

$$

AMZ131-122015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SNOW LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW WITH A CHANCE OF SLEET LATE. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...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.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

AMZ135-122015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
THIS MORNING. SNOW...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. RAIN LIKELY THIS
AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.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 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

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AMZ136-122015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. FREEZING RAIN AND
SNOW LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SLEET THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF RAIN LATE. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET 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...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.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...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY.

$$

AMZ137-122015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING. SNOW...FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET. RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET 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...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

AMZ150-122015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON. SNOW WITH SLEET LIKELY WITH FREEZING RAIN LATE. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 5 TO
7 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
RAIN LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ152-154-122015-
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-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW THIS MORNING. RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN.
SNOW AND SLEET THIS AFTERNOON WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN
IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. A CHANCE OF LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO
14 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. RAIN LIKELY...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$

AMZ156-122015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY THIS
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N 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. A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E 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.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO
13 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH. RAIN LIKELY.

$$

AMZ158-122015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
327 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN FREEZING RAIN LIKELY LATE
THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 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 SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN RAIN LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY.

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