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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KMHX

FZUS52 KMHX 190021
CWFMHX

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

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

AMZ100-191000-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters

High pressure will remain in control today and tonight. A strong
cold front will approach from the west tomorrow and move through
Sunday. Arctic high pressure will build in from the west early next
week.



AMZ130-191000-
Albemarle Sound-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

TONIGHT
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft.

SAT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 ft. A chance of showers in the
afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of
showers in the evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms
after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 35 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers with a slight
chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the
afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A slight chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

MON NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves around 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft.

TUE
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves 1 ft.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves around
2 ft. A chance of showers. 

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.



AMZ131-191000-
Alligator River-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

TONIGHT
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.

SAT
E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers in
the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after
midnight. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers with a
slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, increasing to rough in the
afternoon. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning,
then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
rough. A slight chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves rough, diminishing to choppy in
the afternoon.

MON NIGHT
NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop after
midnight.

TUE
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop.

WED
S winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop. A chance of
showers. 

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.



AMZ135-191000-
Pamlico Sound-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

TONIGHT
NW winds around 5 kt, becoming NE late this evening and
overnight. Waves 1 ft.

SAT
E winds around 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Waves
1 ft. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the evening, then
showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in
the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Waves around 3 ft. A slight
chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves around
3 ft.

MON NIGHT
N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing
to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

TUE
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Waves 1 ft, then
around 2 ft.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Waves 2 to
3 ft. A chance of showers. 

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.



AMZ136-191000-
Pamlico and Pungo Rivers-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

TONIGHT
NE winds around 5 kt. Waves flat.

SAT
SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop. A chance of showers in
the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy after
midnight. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers with a
slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Waves a moderate chop, increasing to choppy in the
afternoon. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning,
then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Waves choppy.

MON
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Waves a moderate chop.

MON NIGHT
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves light chop.

TUE
E winds around 5 kt, becoming S. Waves flat, increasing to
light chop.

WED
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Waves light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop. A chance of showers. 

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.



AMZ137-191000-
Neuse and Bay Rivers-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

TONIGHT
NE winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt late.
Waves flat, increasing to light chop late.

SAT
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Waves light
chop. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves a moderate chop, increasing
to choppy after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening, then
showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Waves choppy, increasing to rough in the
afternoon. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning,
then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves
rough.

MON
N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Waves choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop in the
afternoon.

MON 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.

TUE
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Waves light chop.

WED
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Waves a
moderate chop, increasing to choppy. A chance of showers. 

Winds and waves higher in and near tstms.



AMZ150-191000-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds.

SAT
E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
5 seconds. A chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 5 to
8 ft after midnight. Near shore, seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 to
6 ft after midnight. Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of showers
in the evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after
midnight.

SUN
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas 6 to
9 ft, except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds.
Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance
of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

MON NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming N
15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

TUE
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to
2 to 3 ft.

WED
S winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. A chance of showers. 

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.



AMZ152-191000-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
N winds around 5 kt, becoming NE late this evening and
overnight. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds.

SAT
E winds around 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening, then
showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas 7 to
10 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Showers with a slight chance of
tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
NW winds around 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to
10 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft.

MON NIGHT
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming N
15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 8 ft.

TUE
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to
3 ft.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft. A chance of showers. 

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.



AMZ154-191000-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

TONIGHT
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
10 seconds.

SAT
E winds around 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of showers in the evening, then
showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas 9 to
12 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Showers with a slight chance of
tstms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening.

MON
NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 ft.

MON NIGHT
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the evening.
Seas 4 to 6 ft.

TUE
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers. 

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.



AMZ156-191000-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

TONIGHT
NW winds around 5 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers
flat, increasing to light chop after midnight.

SAT
E winds around 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers light
chop, increasing to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A slight
chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the
afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough,
increasing to very rough after midnight. A chance of showers in the
evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas 8 to
11 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period
9 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to
rough in the afternoon. Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the
morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers very rough. A slight chance of rain and snow showers in
the evening.

MON
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers rough.

MON NIGHT
N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
diminishing to a moderate chop after midnight.

TUE
NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent
sounds and rivers a moderate chop.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
increasing to rough. A chance of showers. 

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.



AMZ158-191000-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
721 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

TONIGHT
W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas
1 ft, then around 2 ft after midnight. Dominant period 10 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop.

SAT
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period 10 seconds, decreasing to 3 seconds
in the afternoon. Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing
to a moderate chop in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in
the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon.

SAT NIGHT
S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Near
shore, seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough,
increasing to very rough after midnight. A chance of showers in the
evening, then showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.

SUN
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming NW 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon.
Near shore, seas 6 to 9 ft. Dominant period 9 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough in the afternoon.
Showers with a slight chance of tstms in the morning, then a chance
of showers in the afternoon.

SUN NIGHT
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. A slight chance of rain and
snow showers in the evening.

MON
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Adjacent sounds and
rivers rough, diminishing to choppy in the afternoon.

MON NIGHT
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Adjacent sounds
and rivers a moderate chop.

TUE
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Adjacent
sounds and rivers light chop.

WED
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy,
increasing to rough. A chance of showers. 

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.