Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast...UPDATED
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 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

AMZ100-202215-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
High pressure will build in from the northwest today and continue
north of the area through the weekend. Slow moving low pressure will
impact the area early to mid next week.

$$

AMZ130-202215-
Albemarle Sound-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late this
morning and early afternoon, then becoming NE late. Waves around
2 ft this morning, then 1 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. 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.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain,
then a chance of showers.

$$

AMZ131-202215-
Alligator River-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late this
morning and afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop
late this morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
light chop.
.SAT...N winds around 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.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of rain.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. A chance of rain, then a
chance of showers.

$$

AMZ135-202215-
Pamlico Sound-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt with frequent gusts to 25 kt early,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely, then a
chance of showers.

$$

AMZ136-202215-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...NE 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.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of rain.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. Rain likely, then a chance
of showers.

$$

AMZ137-202215-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late this
morning and afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop
late this morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE 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.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of rain.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt. Waves choppy,
diminishing to a moderate chop. Rain likely, then a chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ150-202215-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt with frequent gusts to 25 kt early,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding
to 4 to 5 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft,
building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, building to 9 to
12 ft. A chance of rain, then showers likely.

$$

AMZ152-202215-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt early,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding
to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...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 3 ft. Dominant period 6
seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.SUN...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. A
chance of rain.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft, building to 9 to
14 ft. Rain likely, then showers likely.

$$

AMZ154-202215-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt early,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding
to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...NE 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. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. A chance of rain.
.TUE...SE winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft. Rain likely, then
showers likely.

$$

AMZ156-202215-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt early,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft, subsiding
to 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
rough, diminishing to a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds, increasing to 9 seconds after midnight. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
increasing to rough. Rain likely.
.TUE...E winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming SE 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to
13 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to choppy.
Rain likely, then a chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-202215-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
620 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt early,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 7 ft, subsiding
to 2 to 4 ft this afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the
afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, increasing to choppy after midnight.
.MON...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A chance of showers, then rain
likely.
.TUE...E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt. Seas 9 to
12 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate
chop. Rain likely, then a chance of showers.

$$


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