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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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

AMZ158-182100-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1249 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT
AROUND 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEAR SHORE...
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
441 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...NORTHEAST FLOW AND ROUGH SEAS TO CONTINUE...

.HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD WILL WEAKEN
TODAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST THIS WEEKEND AND
CONTINUE NORTHEAST NEXT WEEK.

AMZ158-182045-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0052.000000T0000Z-140422T0500Z/
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
441 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT
TUESDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT.

* SEAS...6 TO 7 FEET INCREASING UP TO 9 FEET SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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