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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMHX 020234
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

AMZ100-021015-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SHIFT OFFSHORE THROUGH THURSDAY. A COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST LATE FRIDAY AND CROSS THE REGION
BY MID DAY SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST
SUNDAY AND MOVE OFFSHORE EARLY NEXT WEEK.     



AMZ130-021015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING... THEN 1 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ131-021015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

THU
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SAT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT 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.

SUN
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

MON
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. 



AMZ135-021015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FT.

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

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

MON
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ136-021015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

FRI
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
W WINDS AROUND 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

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

SUN
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

MON
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ137-021015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP.

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

FRI
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.

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

MON
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. 



AMZ150-021015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.

THU
E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SAT
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

SUN
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

MON
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND
2 FT. 



AMZ152-154-021015-
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-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.

FRI
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
10 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

SUN
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT.

MON
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ156-021015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
INCREASING TO VERY ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.

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

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

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ158-021015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1034 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

OVERNIGHT
E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.

THU NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

FRI
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING.

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

SUN
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

MON
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 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.