Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 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

AMZ100-232045-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
High pressure will continue offshore through today. A cold
front will move through the area late tonight followed by high
pressure building in from the north Thursday. The high will move
offshore Friday with a Bermuda high pattern returning for the
weekend.

$$

AMZ130-232045-
Albemarle Sound-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Waves
around 2 ft this morning, then 1 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms early this morning, then a chance of showers and tstms late
this morning and early afternoon. Showers and tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves 1
ft. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...E winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ131-232045-
Alligator River-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight
chance of showers and tstms early this morning, then a chance of
showers and tstms late this morning and early afternoon. Showers and
tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Waves
light chop. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.THU NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...SE winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ135-232045-
Pamlico Sound-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms this morning, then a chance of showers and tstms
this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Waves 1 ft. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the
evening.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI...E winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ136-232045-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight
chance of showers and tstms early this morning, then a chance of
showers and tstms late this morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Waves
light chop, diminishing to flat after midnight. Showers and tstms
likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves light
chop.
.THU NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...SE winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ137-232045-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A slight
chance of showers and tstms early this morning, then a chance of
showers and tstms late this morning and afternoon.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Waves
light chop, diminishing to flat after midnight. A chance of showers
and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms likely after
midnight.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Waves light
chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...E winds around 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.SUN...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ150-232045-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms late this morning. A
chance of showers and tstms early this afternoon, then showers and
tstms likely late.
.TONIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 to
4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in
the evening.
.THU...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Dominant
period 7 seconds.
.FRI...SE winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
.SUN...S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ152-232045-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms late this morning
and early afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms late.
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Showers and
tstms likely, mainly in the evening.
.THU...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Dominant
period 8 seconds.
.FRI...SE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ154-232045-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 4 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Showers and
tstms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers with a slight
chance of tstms after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. Dominant
period 6 seconds.
.FRI...SE winds around 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
around 3 ft.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas around 3 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft.
A chance of showers and tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ156-232045-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of showers
and tstms.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds
and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight. A
chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then showers and tstms
likely after midnight.
.THU...NE 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 and tstms in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A slight
chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
.FRI...E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.SAT...SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$

AMZ158-232045-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
435 AM EDT Wed May 23 2018

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt this
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers a moderate chop, increasing to choppy this
afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 5 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a
moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening,
then a chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A
chance of showers and tstms.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop. A chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
.FRI...E winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop.
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers light chop. A chance of showers and tstms.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

$$


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