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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
134 AM 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

AMZ158-011330-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
134 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO
4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT IN THE AFTERNOON...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING
TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 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. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
627 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND ELEVATED SEAS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.A MODERATE SOUTHWEST PRESSURE GRADIENT IS PRESENTLY IN PLACE
BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE AND A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM
THE NORTHWEST. WINDS WILL VEER NORTH BEHIND THE FRONT LATE
TONIGHT. SEAS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE SUBSIDING BY LATE AFTERNOON.

AMZ156-158-011000-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0049.150401T0000Z-150401T1700Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
627 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT
WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...4 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FT OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

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