Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 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

AMZ100-221930-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
High pressure will continue to build over the region through the
weekend. A slow moving low pressure system will affect the area
Monday through Wednesday. A cold front is expected to push
through the region late next week.

$$

AMZ130-221930-
Albemarle Sound-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt this
afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of
rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Rain. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers
likely, mainly in the evening.
.WED...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW. Waves 1 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ131-221930-
Alligator River-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Waves light chop, becoming a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. A chance of rain in
the evening, then rain likely after midnight.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Waves rough. Rain. A slight chance of
tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop, diminishing
to flat.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ135-221930-
Pamlico Sound-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2
ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers in the
afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SE 20 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the
evening, then rain likely after midnight.
.TUE...SE winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Rain. A slight chance
of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming S
10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely, mainly
in the evening.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ136-221930-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, with gusts to 15 kt this afternoon.
Waves light chop.
.TONIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight chance
of showers in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. Rain.
.TUE...SE winds around 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves choppy.
Rain. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to light chop after midnight.
Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ137-221930-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the
afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves choppy, increasing to rough
after midnight. Rain.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves rough.
Rain. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ150-221930-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 4
seconds.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft, building to 5 to
7 ft after midnight. Dominant period 5 seconds. A chance of rain in
the evening, then rain likely after midnight.
.TUE...SE winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft, building to 9 to 12 ft in the afternoon.
Rain. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt,
diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 9 to 12 ft. Showers
likely.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft.
A chance of showers.
.THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ152-221930-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft.
Dominant period 4 seconds.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Dominant period
6 seconds. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after
midnight.
.TUE...SE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft,
building to 10 to 14 ft in the afternoon. Rain. A slight chance of
tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 10 to 14 ft, subsiding to 9 to 12 ft after midnight.
Showers likely.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to
7 ft.
.THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft,
subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ154-221930-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3
ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft.
Dominant period 5 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the
afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SE 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft, building to 8 to 11 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of rain in the evening, then
rain likely after midnight.
.TUE...SE winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 9 to 14 ft, building to 12 to 15 ft in the
afternoon. Rain. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 10 to 15 ft, subsiding to 9 to 12 ft after midnight.
Showers likely.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to
7 ft.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ156-221930-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3
ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft.
Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
increasing to rough in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in
the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 9
ft, building to 8 to 11 ft after midnight. Dominant period 7
seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Rain.
.TUE...SE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 10 to
15 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Rain. A slight chance
of tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming S
15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 9 to 14 ft, subsiding to 7 to 10 ft
after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to
choppy after midnight. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.THU...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light
chop.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ158-221930-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
333 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3
ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.MON...E winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft,
building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 5 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A chance of showers in the
afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SE 25 to 30 kt with gusts
up to 40 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft, building to 8 to 13 ft
after midnight. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers rough, increasing to very rough after midnight. Rain.
.TUE...SE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Rain. A slight chance of
tstms in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming SW
10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft
after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a
moderate chop after midnight. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop.
.THU...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$



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