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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMHX 161926
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 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

AMZ100-170730-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA FROM THE NORTH
WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THE HIGH WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST
SUNDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT...WHICH IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY.



AMZ130-170730-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS UNTIL
EARLY MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.

WED
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

THU
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

FRI THROUGH FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1
TO 2 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ131-170730-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS UNTIL
EARLY MORNING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.

WED
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU THROUGH THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

FRI THROUGH SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. 

SUN
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES FLAT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ135-170730-
PAMLICO SOUND-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 10 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THU
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

FRI THROUGH FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.

SUN
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES 1 FT. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ136-170730-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.

WED
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

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

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

SUN
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES FLAT. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ137-170730-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

TONIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS
UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.

WED
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THU
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

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

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

SUN
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ150-170730-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13
SECONDS...INCREASING TO 16 SECONDS LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.

WED
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

FRI THROUGH FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

SUN
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ152-154-170730-
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-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13
SECONDS...INCREASING TO 16 SECONDS LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

WED
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

FRI THROUGH FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

SAT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

SUN
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ156-170730-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3
FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13
SECONDS...INCREASING TO 15 SECONDS LATE. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.

FRI
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

SAT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

SUN
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ158-170730-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3
FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS...INCREASING
TO 15 SECONDS LATE. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
E WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...NEAR SHORE SEAS 2 TO 4
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT AROUND
3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

THU
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.

FRI THROUGH FRI NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

SAT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

SUN
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
LIGHT CHOP. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.