671  
FZUS52 KMHX 231541  
CWFMHX  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
 
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  
 
AMZ100-232315-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION THROUGH TODAY. ANOTHER  
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL IMPACT THE AREA MONDAY THROUGH MIDWEEK.  
HIGH PRESSURE WILL AGAIN BUILD OVER THE AREA FOR THE END OF NEXT  
WEEK.  
 

 
 
AMZ230-232315-  
ALBEMARLE SOUND-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY IN THE  
MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT, THEN AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS  
LIKELY, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ231-232315-  
CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE  
MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A  
MODERATE CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN A CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
AMZ131-232315-  
ALLIGATOR RIVER-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
MON
 
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT, INCREASING TO AROUND 10 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT, INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN  
THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY  
IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY,  
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.  
 

 
 
AMZ135-232315-  
PAMLICO SOUND-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING SW THIS AFTERNOON.  
WAVES 1 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
MON
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.  
WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO  
3 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ136-232315-  
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
MON
 
SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY  
IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY,  
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ137-232315-  
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING S THIS AFTERNOON.  
WAVES FLAT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
MON
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT  
CHOP, DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN  
THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY  
IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY,  
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES  
CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ150-232315-  
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS.    
MON
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, MAINLY  
IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ152-232315-  
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS.    
MON
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY  
IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ154-232315-  
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM  
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 10 SECONDS.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS.    
MON
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
10 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.  
SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ156-232315-  
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT THIS  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
MON
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP, INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE  
CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE  
MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY,  
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.  
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY, INCREASING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS  
LIKELY, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND  
RIVERS ROUGH.  
 

 
 
AMZ158-232315-  
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-  
1041 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2020  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
N WINDS AROUND 5 KT, BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT THIS  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT, EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.    
TONIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT, EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT  
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS  
LIGHT CHOP.    
MON
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT  
CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE  
AFTERNOON.    
MON NIGHT
 
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP, INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS.   
TUE
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE  
CHOP, INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS, MAINLY IN THE  
MORNING.    
TUE NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS  
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND  
RIVERS CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY, THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.    
THU
 
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.  
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY, INCREASING TO ROUGH.  
 

 
 
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