Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 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

AMZ100-312145-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH SUNDAY
THEN SLIDE OFFSHORE SUNDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE WEST SUNDAY NIGHT AND CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. LOW
PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE COAST THURSDAY AND MOVE AWAY FROM THE
REGION FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-312145-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN
1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-312145-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-312145-
PAMLICO SOUND-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN... MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ136-312145-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-312145-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
CHOPPY. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.WED...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-312145-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO
6 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.


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AMZ152-154-312145-
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-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ156-312145-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING
N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 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.

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AMZ158-312145-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
701 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
3 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING
N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

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