Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

AMZ100-192230-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A cold front will cross the area today. High pressure will build
north of the region Friday through the weekend. Slow moving low
pressure will impact the area early to mid next week.

$$

AMZ130-192230-
Albemarle Sound-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt. Waves
around 2 ft. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then
1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds around 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ131-192230-
Alligator River-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt. Waves
choppy. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ135-192230-
Pamlico Sound-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NW with gusts up to
30 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Waves around 3 ft.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Waves 1 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then
around 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ136-192230-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy. Isolated
sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy.
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ137-192230-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NW late. Waves
choppy. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy.
.FRI...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.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ150-192230-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

.REST OF TODAY...W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NW late. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Near shore, seas around 3 ft, building to 4 to 5 ft after
midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Dominant period 6 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft.

$$

AMZ152-192230-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt,
becoming W 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Dominant period 6 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas around
2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft,
building to 5 to 8 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ154-192230-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt late. Seas 7 to 9 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Dominant period 6 seconds.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft,
building to 5 to 7 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ156-192230-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt late. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough late.
Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
increasing to rough after midnight.
.FRI...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a
moderate chop in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft,
building to 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing
to rough. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-192230-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
1018 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

.REST OF TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5
to 7 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
rough. Isolated sprinkles.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Near shore, seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after
midnight. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
choppy.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near
shore. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, except 1 ft near
shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light
chop.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
increasing to rough. A chance of showers.

$$



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