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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KMHX 301400
CWFMHX

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 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

AMZ100-302115-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS

LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS SOUTH OF THE AREA WHILE A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WORK
WEEK FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE WATERS LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.   



AMZ130-302115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.

FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ131-302115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

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

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

THU
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.

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

FRI
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ135-302115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

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

THU
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.

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

FRI
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...
THEN AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ136-302115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

WED
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

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

FRI
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ137-302115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

WED
N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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

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

FRI
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ150-302115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT... EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.

THU
N WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

FRI
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ152-154-302115-
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-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.

THU
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

THU NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

FRI
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ156-302115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

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

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

FRI
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.



AMZ158-302115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1000 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

REST OF TODAY
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 13 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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

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

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

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRI
SE 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. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.