Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

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

AMZ100-192315-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A strong cold front will cross the region this morning. High
pressure will briefly extend south into the area late today and
tonight. An area of low pressure will pass to the southeast of
the region Thursday and Thursday night. Cool high pressure will
build over the area Friday into the weekend. Yet another system
will impact the area early next week.

$$

AMZ230-192315-
Albemarle Sound-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt late this morning and afternoon.
Waves around 2 ft this morning, then 1 ft. Showers this morning,
then a chance of showers early this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 25 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain in
the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. Rain or snow likely in the evening, then rain likely or a
chance of snow after midnight.
.FRI...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves around
2 ft. A slight chance of rain or snow in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ231-192315-
Croatan and Roanoke Sounds-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt late. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy late. Showers
this morning, then a chance of showers early this afternoon. A
slight chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, increasing to rough in the
afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Waves rough, increasing to very rough after midnight.
Rain.
.FRI...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves very rough. A slight chance of
rain in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves rough, diminishing to a
moderate chop after midnight.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W. Waves light chop, diminishing
to flat.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ131-192315-
Alligator River-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt early this morning.
Waves choppy. Showers this morning, then a chance of showers early
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Waves choppy. A chance of rain in the
morning, then rain likely in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
rough. Rain or snow likely.
.FRI...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves rough. A
slight chance of rain or snow in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW. Waves light chop,
diminishing to flat.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt. Waves flat. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ135-192315-
Pamlico Sound-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. Showers until late afternoon, then a chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around
3 ft. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt in the
afternoon. Waves around 3 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves
around 3 ft. Rain.
.FRI...N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves around
3 ft. A chance of rain, mainly in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW around 5 kt. Waves around
2 ft, then 1 ft.
.SUN...W winds around 5 kt, becoming S. Waves 1 ft. A chance of
showers.

$$

AMZ136-192315-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. Showers until late
afternoon, then a slight chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the
afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
Waves choppy. Rain or snow likely.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves choppy. A
slight chance of rain or snow in the morning.
.FRI 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.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW. Waves light chop,
diminishing to flat.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S. Waves flat, increasing to
light chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ137-192315-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt late this morning, then diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt this afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, increasing
to rough late this morning, then diminishing to choppy this
afternoon. Showers until late afternoon, then a chance of showers
late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy. A slight chance of
showers after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, increasing to rough in the
afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
rough. Rain. Snow likely after midnight.
.FRI...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves rough. A
chance of rain or snow in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, diminishing to around 5 kt. Waves light
chop, diminishing to flat.
.SUN...SW winds around 5 kt, becoming S. Waves flat, increasing to
light chop. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ150-192315-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft, except 4 to 5 ft near shore.
Dominant period 5 seconds. Showers this morning, then a chance of
showers early this afternoon. A slight chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the
afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas 5
to 8 ft, building to 7 to 10 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6
seconds. Rain.
.FRI...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
A slight chance of rain in the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to
8 ft after midnight.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to
3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ152-192315-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt late this
morning, then diminishing to 20 to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Showers until late afternoon, then
a chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 8 to
11 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Rain.
.FRI...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft.
A chance of rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 9 to 12 ft, subsiding to 7 to 10 ft after midnight.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW around 5 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft,
subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...W winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ154-192315-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt late this
morning and afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Showers until late afternoon, then a chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to
25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Dominant period 6 seconds. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 8 to
11 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Rain.
.FRI...N winds 30 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft.
A chance of rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...NW winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
A chance of showers.

$$

AMZ156-192315-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt late this
morning and afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to very rough late
this morning and afternoon. Showers until late afternoon, then a
chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A
slight chance of showers after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds around 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very
rough. Rain.
.FRI...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. A chance of rain.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough,
diminishing to choppy after midnight.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, diminishing to light chop.
.SUN...NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers flat, increasing to a moderate chop. A
chance of showers.

$$

AMZ158-192315-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
633 AM EST Wed Feb 19 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt late this
morning, then becoming NE 20 to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to
6 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 5 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, increasing to very rough late
this morning, then diminishing to rough this afternoon. Showers
until late afternoon, then a chance of showers late.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A slight chance of showers after
midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant
period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, increasing to
very rough in the afternoon. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft, except 3 to 5 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. Rain.
.FRI...N winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. A chance of rain, mainly in
the morning.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing
to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers rough, diminishing to choppy after midnight.
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop, diminishing to
light chop.
.SUN...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of showers.

$$



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