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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR NORTH CAROLINA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
 
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  
 
AMZ100-261615-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BRIEFLY TONIGHT BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE ON  
MONDAY. THE NEXT COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO  
EARLY THURSDAY.  
 

 
 
AMZ230-261615-  
ALBEMARLE SOUND-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS.    
MON
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS  
UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES  
AROUND 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO  
3 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES  
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS  
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N IN THE EVENING, THEN  
BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT, THEN 1 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ131-261615-  
ALLIGATOR RIVER-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.    
MON
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP, INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE  
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
TUE
 
S 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 IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE  
EVENING. WAVES CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES  
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N IN THE EVENING, THEN  
BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES CHOPPY, DIMINISHING  
TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ231-261615-  
CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
MON
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS  
UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP, INCREASING  
TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES ROUGH.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES  
ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES A  
MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ135-261615-  
PAMLICO SOUND-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW LATE. WAVES 1 FT OR  
LESS.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE  
EVENING, THEN 1 FT.    
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP  
TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES  
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO  
4 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES  
2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS  
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS AROUND 20 KT, BECOMING N. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES  
AROUND 2 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ136-261615-  
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE  
EVENING. WAVES CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN  
THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ137-261615-  
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP, INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
TUE
 
S 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 IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ150-261615-  
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING AROUND 10 KT LATE. SEAS  
3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.    
MON
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
9 SECONDS.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.    
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS  
UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS  
3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 7 FT, EXCEPT 4 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN  
THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO  
7 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT, BUILDING  
TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
 

 
 
AMZ152-261615-  
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING S. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.  
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.    
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP  
TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS  
4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO  
7 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS  
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO  
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ154-261615-  
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM  
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.  
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 6 SECONDS.    
TUE
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO  
8 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS  
7 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING, THEN SHOWERS  
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT, BECOMING E. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ156-261615-  
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING SW. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.  
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP  
TO 25 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. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO  
7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS  
6 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.   
THU
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO  
7 FT, SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ158-261615-  
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-  
1012 PM EST SUN FEB 25 2024  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.   
MON
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS  
UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT, EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT  
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS  
A MODERATE CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS  
4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO  
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.   
THU
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT,  
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
FRI
 
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
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