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Coastal Waters Forecast for North Carolina
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

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

AMZ100-242315-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A weak surface low will approach the coastal waters late tonight,
then stall across the northern waters Wednesday before eventually
moving away from the area by Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms
will accompany the surface low through mid-week. North of the
surface low`s track, increased winds and seas are expected,
especially across the northern waters Tuesday night into
Wednesday. Another front will move through with an increase in
winds and seas Friday, along with another chance for showers and
thunderstorms.

$$

AMZ230-242315-
Albemarle Sound-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Isolated showers
and tstms this morning, then scattered showers and tstms this
afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft. Scattered tstms. Numerous
showers, mainly in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt with gusts up
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft
in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then a chance
of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft in
the evening, then 1 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance
of tstms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance
of showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves
around 2 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the evening, then
becoming S after midnight. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of
showers in the morning.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ131-242315-
Alligator River-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. Isolated showers
and tstms this morning, then numerous showers and scattered tstms
this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds around 10 kt, becoming N after midnight.
Waves light chop. Scattered showers and tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in
the evening.
.WED...NW winds around 10 kt, becoming N with gusts up to 25 kt
in the afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop
in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then a chance
of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves choppy,
diminishing to light chop after midnight. A chance of showers
with a slight chance of tstms in the evening, then a slight
chance of showers after midnight.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A slight chance of
showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely
with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon, then
becoming S. Waves light chop, diminishing to flat. A chance of
showers.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ231-242315-
Croatan and Roanoke Sounds-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Isolated
showers and tstms late this morning. Scattered showers and tstms
this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.
Scattered showers and tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED...NW winds around 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves
light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A
slight chance of tstms. A chance of rain in the morning, then a
chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt,
becoming E 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing
to light chop after midnight. A slight chance of tstms in the
evening. A chance of showers.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. A chance of showers in
the morning, then showers likely with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon, then
becoming SE in the evening, becoming S after midnight. Waves
light chop, diminishing to flat in the afternoon, then increasing
to light chop in the evening, diminishing to flat after midnight.
A chance of showers.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ135-242315-
Pamlico Sound-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming around 10 kt late. Waves
around 2 ft this morning, then 1 ft. Isolated showers and tstms
this morning, then scattered showers and tstms this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...S winds around 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Waves
1 ft or less, then around 2 ft after midnight. Scattered showers
and tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the evening.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft
in the afternoon. A chance of rain with a slight chance of tstms
in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft. A chance
of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the evening, then a
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft or less. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of
tstms in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
A chance of tstms. Showers likely.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Waves around
2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft. Showers likely, mainly in the
morning.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ136-242315-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S late. Waves light
chop. Scattered showers this morning. Scattered tstms. Numerous
showers this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Waves
light chop. Numerous showers and scattered tstms in the evening,
then scattered showers and tstms after midnight. Vsby 1 to 3 NM
in the evening.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
rain in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after
midnight. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves
flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon. A slight chance
of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon and evening, then becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the
afternoon and evening, then diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop,
diminishing to flat in the afternoon, then increasing to light
chop. A chance of showers in the morning.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ137-242315-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S this afternoon. Waves
light chop. Isolated showers and tstms early this morning, then
scattered showers and tstms late this morning and afternoon. Vsby
1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds around 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight.
Waves light chop. Numerous showers and scattered tstms in the
evening, then scattered showers and tstms after midnight. Vsby
1 to 3 NM in the evening.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Isolated
tstms in the morning. A chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after
midnight. A chance of showers in the evening.
.THU...NW winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Waves
flat, increasing to light chop in the afternoon. A slight chance
of showers and tstms in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely
with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop. A chance
of showers.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ150-242315-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. Isolated showers and tstms late this morning.
Scattered showers and tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM late.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Scattered showers and tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt with gusts up
to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. A slight chance of tstms. A chance of rain in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt,
becoming E 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant
period 6 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of
tstms.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.FRI...S winds around 15 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A
chance of showers. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon, then
becoming SE in the evening, becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to
4 ft. A chance of showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ152-242315-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers and tstms early this
afternoon. Scattered showers and tstms late with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Scattered showers and
tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the evening.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Seas
around 4 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A slight chance of tstms.
A chance of rain in the morning, then a chance of showers in the
afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of
showers with a slight chance of tstms.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers,
mainly in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of
showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers,
then showers likely with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the morning, then
a chance of showers in the afternoon.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ154-242315-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S late. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Dominant period 7 seconds. Isolated showers and tstms this
morning, then scattered showers and tstms this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Scattered showers and
tstms.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E around 5 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of
showers with a slight chance of tstms.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A slight chance of
showers.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers, then showers
likely with a chance of tstms.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the morning, then
a chance of showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ156-242315-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...SE winds around 10 kt, becoming S this afternoon. Seas
around 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. Isolated showers and tstms until late
afternoon, then scattered showers and tstms late.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
around 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers a moderate chop. Scattered showers and tstms.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance
of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then a
slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop
after midnight. A slight chance of showers.
.THU...NW winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to light
chop in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms. Showers
likely.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight. Showers likely
with a chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers
in the afternoon.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ158-242315-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
648 AM EDT Tue May 24 2022

.TODAY...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Isolated
showers and tstms until late afternoon, then scattered showers
and tstms late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop after midnight.
Scattered showers and tstms in the evening, then scattered
showers with isolated tstms after midnight with vsby 1 to 3 NM.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. Isolated tstms
in the morning. A slight chance of showers.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A slight chance
of showers in the evening.
.THU...NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas
around 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers flat. A slight chance of
showers in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers after midnight.
.FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers choppy. A chance of showers. A chance of tstms. Showers
likely.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to
light chop. A chance of showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$


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