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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMHX 211713
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 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

AMZ100-220115-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS

A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ALONG THE COAST
EARLY THIS MORNING. A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST TODAY AND
MOVES ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. COOL HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE
AREA DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.      



AMZ130-220115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

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

FRI
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



AMZ131-220115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

TONIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. 



AMZ135-220115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2
TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

SAT
NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 



AMZ136-220115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.

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

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. 



AMZ137-220115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

TONIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

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

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. 



AMZ150-220115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 4 TO 6 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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

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



AMZ152-220115-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
4 FT.

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



AMZ154-220115-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
W WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 4 SECONDS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3
FT.

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



AMZ156-220115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
CHOPPY.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.

THU
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.

THU NIGHT
NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

FRI
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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



AMZ158-220115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
113 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

WED NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

THU
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

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

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

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