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000 FZUS52 KMHX 011030 CWFMHX Coastal Waters Forecast for North Carolina National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 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 AMZ100-012215- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... A cold front will push through the area late today. High pressure will build into the region from the north Tuesday followed by low pressure passing just offshore Wednesday. High pressure builds back in to round out the work week. Another offshore low could affect the area over the weekend. $$ AMZ230-012215- Albemarle Sound- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W with gusts up to 30 kt late this morning and early afternoon, then diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Waves around 2 ft. Showers with a chance of tstms late this morning and afternoon. .TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less. .TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. .WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain. .WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. .FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ131-012215- Alligator River- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, with gusts to 30 kt late this morning thorugh early afternoon, becoming W late. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. .TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. .TUE NIGHT...SE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A slight chance of rain after midnight. .WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of rain. .WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N. Waves a moderate chop. .FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ231-012215- Croatan and Roanoke Sounds- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds around 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt late this morning and early this afternoon, then diminishing to around 10 kt late. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy early this afternoon, then diminishing to light chop late. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning. .TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. .TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. .WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A chance of rain. .WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. .FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ135-012215- Pamlico Sound- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... .TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning. .TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. .TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE after midnight. Waves 1 ft or less. A slight chance of rain after midnight. .WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft in the afternoon. Rain likely. .WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. .FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft, then 1 ft. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ136-012215- Pamlico and Pungo Rivers- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late this morning and early this afternoon, then becoming W 5 to 10 kt late. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy early this afternoon, then diminishing to light chop late. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. .TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. .TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of rain after midnight. .WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Rain likely. .WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. .THU...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. .FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ137-012215- Neuse and Bay Rivers- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt late this morning and early this afternoon, then diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy early this afternoon, then diminishing to light chop late. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. .TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. .TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of rain after midnight. .WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. Rain. .WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. .THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. .FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ150-012215- S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W early this afternoon, then diminishing to 10 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less, increasing to 1 to 3 NM late this morning. .TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Near shore, seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. .TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. .WED...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain. .WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. .FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ152-012215- S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning. .TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. .TUE 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 slight chance of rain after midnight. .WED...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely. .WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. .FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ154-012215- S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... .TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with a few gusts up to 35 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Patchy fog this morning. A slight chance of showers early this morning, then a chance of showers late this morning. Showers likely with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning. .TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. .TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. A chance of rain after midnight. .WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain. .WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. .FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ156-012215- S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... .TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with a few gusts up to 35 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate chop late. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers likely with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 to 3 NM this morning. .TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. .TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of rain after midnight. .WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon. Rain. .WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight. A chance of rain in the evening. .THU...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop. .FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ158-012215- S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm- 530 AM EST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING... ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... .TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with a few gusts up to 35 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 5 to 8 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to a moderate chop late. Patchy fog this morning. A chance of showers late this morning. Showers likely with a chance of tstms this afternoon. Vsby 1 NM or less, increasing to 1 to 3 NM late this morning. .TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening. .TUE...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. .TUE NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. .WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the afternoon. Rain. .WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. .THU...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. .FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 1 to 2 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$

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