Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

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

AMZ100-240730-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE AREA FROM OFFSHORE THROUGH
FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN SUNDAY THEN SLIDE
OFFSHORE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY.

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AMZ130-240730-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-240730-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...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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AMZ135-240730-
PAMLICO SOUND-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI...E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-240730-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW 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...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES FLAT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-240730-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES CHOPPY.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-240730-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 4 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...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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AMZ152-154-240730-
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-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...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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AMZ156-240730-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...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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AMZ158-240730-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
252 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING
TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO
FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...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.

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