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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMHX 252311
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 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

AMZ100-261115-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS

A DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE  WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA SUNDAY AND THEN EXTEND OVER THE
AREA  THROUGH MID WEEK. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA
LATE WEDNESDAY  AND MOVE THROUGH ON THURSDAY.         



AMZ130-261115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SUN AND SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.

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

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ131-261115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO
FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



AMZ135-261115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

MON
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ136-261115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

MON NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

TUE
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

THU
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ137-261115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

SUN AND SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

MON NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP
IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.

THU
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.



AMZ150-261115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4
SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

MON NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ152-261115-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

MON NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ154-261115-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS.

MON
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.

MON NIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
TO 3 FT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ156-261115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

MON
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 



AMZ158-261115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
711 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

MON
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP... DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS FLAT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

TUE NIGHT AND WED
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.