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000 FZUS52 KMHX 230104 CWFMHX Coastal Waters Forecast for North Carolina National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 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 AMZ100-231330- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 .Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters... High pressure shifts offshore tonight. A cold front moves through Eastern North Carolina tomorrow. High pressure returns by late weekend into early next week. $$ AMZ230-231330- Albemarle Sound- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 .TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Occasional gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft. A slight chance of showers late. .FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with occasional gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Showers. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft. Showers likely in the evening. .SAT...NW winds around 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Waves around 2 ft. .SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming NE 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft in the morning, then 1 ft. .SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. .MON...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft or less. .TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft. $$ AMZ131-231330- Alligator River- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 .TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers late. .FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Occasional gusts up to 25 kt. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. Showers. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Showers likely in the evening. .SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Waves a moderate chop. .SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. .SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Waves light chop. .MON...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. .TUE...SW winds around 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop. $$ AMZ231-231330- Croatan and Roanoke Sounds- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Waves choppy. .FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves choppy. Showers. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Showers likely in the evening. .SAT...NW winds around 10 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves choppy. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. .SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. .MON...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. .TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. $$ AMZ135-231330- Pamlico Sound- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. .FRI...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the evening. .SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. .SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 1 ft or less, then around 2 ft after midnight. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves around 2 ft, then 1 ft. .TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ136-231330- Pamlico and Pungo Rivers- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 .TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers late. .FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Occasional gusts up to 25 kt. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. Showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening. .SAT...NW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. .SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. .MON...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. .TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ137-231330- Neuse and Bay Rivers- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy late. .FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves choppy. Showers. A slight chance of tstms in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the evening. .SAT...NW winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Waves a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, diminishing to light chop in the afternoon. .SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. .TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. Winds and waves higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ150-231330- S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt late this evening and overnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 12 seconds. .FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 11 seconds. Showers. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 10 seconds. Showers likely in the evening. .SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. .SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. .TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers after midnight. $$ AMZ152-231330- S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... .TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 12 seconds. .FRI...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Showers likely in the morning, then showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 NM. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt in the evening. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. Dominant period 10 seconds. Showers likely with a slight chance of tstms in the evening. .SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. A slight chance of showers. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. .SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. .TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers after midnight. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ154-231330- S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. .FRI...SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Showers with a slight chance of tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the afternoon. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. Dominant period 9 seconds. Showers likely with a chance of tstms in the evening. .SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. .SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. .TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 6 ft after midnight. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ156-231330- S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. .FRI...SW winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to very rough in the afternoon. A slight chance of tstms. Showers. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the evening. .SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A slight chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. .SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop after midnight. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. .TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$ AMZ158-231330- S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm- 804 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt late. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to rough late. .FRI...SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft, except 5 to 8 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Showers with a slight chance of tstms. Vsby 1 to 3 NM in the afternoon. .FRI NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. Near shore, seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the evening. .SAT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 3 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the afternoon. .SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening. .SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 2 to 3 ft near shore. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. .SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. .MON...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. .TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. $$

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