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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMHX 210611
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

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

AMZ100-211415-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS

A DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY
REINFORCING HIGH PRESSURE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL
LIFT NORTH OVER THE AREA SUNDAY...FOLLOWED BY A SLOW MOVING COLD
FRONT MONDAY AND TUESDAY.      



AMZ130-211415-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ131-211415-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SUN
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ135-211415-
PAMLICO SOUND-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING


REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25
KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.

FRI
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT EARLY THEN 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3
FT.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING...
THEN 1 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SUN
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ136-211415-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

FRI
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SUN
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY.

MON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ137-211415-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

FRI
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SUN
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ150-211415-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ152-154-211415-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

FRI
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8
SECONDS.

SAT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ156-211415-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING


REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.

FRI
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

TUE
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ158-211415-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
111 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS MORNING


REST OF TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 25
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

FRI
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT AROUND 2 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO
A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO
ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.

MON
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TUE
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.