Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 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

AMZ100-061230-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH OF THE WATERS EARLY WITH
NORTHERLY FLOW INCREASING OVERNIGHT. COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE
CENTERED TO THE NORTH FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A SERIES OF LOW
PRESSURE AREAS WILL AFFECT THE REGION EARLY THROUGH MID NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-061230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS
EVENING. RAIN THIS EVENING. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-061230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
WAVES CHOPPY...VERY ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN THIS
EVENING. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LATE.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-061230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING
RAIN. SLEET LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ136-061230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN AND SLEET WITH FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES
CHOPPY.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-061230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE. AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN THIS EVENING. OCCASIONAL SLEET
WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY. WAVES
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING
TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-061230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT...EXCEPT 7 TO 10 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. SLEET...RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN THIS
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-061230-
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-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. RAIN WITH
POSSIBLE SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-061230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH. AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN
WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. SLEET LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-061230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
736 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... INCREASING
TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...INCREASING TO VERY
ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. SLEET LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS AROUND 2 FT IN THE
MORNING...THEN 1 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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