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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KILM 031015
CWFILM

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
615 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

AMZ200-031800-
615 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES...
A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY APPROACH THE WATERS TODAY...MOVING OFFSHORE
WEDNESDAY MORNING. TSTMS COULD BECOME SEVERE TODAY AND TONIGHT.
DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OFF THE OUTER BANKS WILL BRING ELEVATED NW
WINDS THU AND FRI...ACCOMPANIED BY ISOLATED GUSTY RAIN SHOWERS. 



AMZ250-031800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
615 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

TODAY
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...A FEW GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...THEN 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...
THEN 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

THU
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ252-031800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
615 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

TODAY
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...A FEW GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...
THEN 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT...
THEN 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

THU
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ254-031800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
615 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

TODAY
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT.ON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH SCATTERED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

THU
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT...THEN 2 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT...THEN
1 TO 2 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ256-031800-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT
20 NM-
615 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

TODAY
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS.

WED
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...
THEN 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT...THEN 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

THU
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



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