170  
FZUS52 KMHX 210210  
CWFMHX  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 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  
 
AMZ100-211015-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS
 
 
STRONG COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTH DOWN THE ATLANTIC  
SEABOARD TODAY AND LINGER THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK.  
 

 
 
AMZ230-211015-  
ALBEMARLE SOUND-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO  
3 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.   
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES 2 TO  
3 FT.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE  
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING, THEN 1 FT.    
TUE NIGHT
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
WED
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
FRI
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ131-211015-  
ALLIGATOR RIVER-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES  
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES ROUGH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
MON NIGHT
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUE
 
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.    
TUE NIGHT
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
WED
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
FRI
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP, DIMINISHING  
TO FLAT.  
 

 
 
AMZ231-211015-  
CROATAN AND ROANOKE SOUNDS-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES  
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MON
 
NE WINDS AROUND 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. WAVES ROUGH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
MON NIGHT
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES  
ROUGH.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.    
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT  
CHOP, INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRI
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES LIGHT CHOP, DIMINISHING  
TO FLAT.  
 

 
 
AMZ135-211015-  
PAMLICO SOUND-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WAVES AROUND 4 FT. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. WAVES AROUND 4 FT.    
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO  
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT, THEN AROUND 2 FT  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING, THEN  
1 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.    
FRI
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT, BECOMING S. WAVES 1 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ136-211015-  
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.    
TUE NIGHT
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
WED
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
FRI
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP,  
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.  
 

 
 
AMZ137-211015-  
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WAVES ROUGH.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WAVES ROUGH.    
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING  
TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUE
 
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.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
WED
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.    
FRI
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING NW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP,  
DIMINISHING TO FLAT.  
 

 
 
AMZ150-211015-  
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
17 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 16  
SECONDS.    
MON NIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT, EXCEPT 10 TO 13 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 13 SECONDS.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO  
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT, EXCEPT 9 TO 11 FT  
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.   
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT, SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 9 FT  
IN THE AFTERNOON.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, SUBSIDING TO  
4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.    
FRI
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT, BECOMING SW. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ152-211015-  
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 16 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
17 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 14 TO 16  
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS.    
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 13 TO 16 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO  
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
13 SECONDS.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 11 TO 13 FT.    
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT, SUBSIDING TO 4 TO  
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.    
FRI
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ154-211015-  
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM  
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD  
17 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
LATE.    
MON
 
NE WINDS AROUND 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO  
15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS.    
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO  
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT, SUBSIDING TO 8 TO  
11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.   
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.    
FRI
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT, BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.  
 

 
 
AMZ156-211015-  
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO  
14 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 17 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY  
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO  
15 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY  
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.    
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO  
15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT, SUBSIDING TO 7 TO  
10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS  
AND RIVERS ROUGH, DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS  
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND  
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
WED NIGHT
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT, SUBSIDING TO 3 TO  
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND  
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.    
FRI
 
W WINDS AROUND 10 KT, BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
AMZ158-211015-  
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-  
1010 PM EDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO  
13 FT, EXCEPT 7 TO 9 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 17 SECONDS.  
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS  
EVENING.    
MON
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT,  
EXCEPT 7 TO 9 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 16 SECONDS. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH.    
MON NIGHT
 
NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT, EXCEPT 6 TO 8 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT  
PERIOD 15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH,  
DIMINISHING TO ROUGH AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
TUE
 
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT, DIMINISHING TO  
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT, EXCEPT 5 TO 7 FT NEAR  
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS  
CHOPPY, DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.    
TUE NIGHT
 
NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS  
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.    
WED
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND  
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS  
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.    
THU
 
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND  
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.    
FRI
 
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING SE. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. ADJACENT  
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.  
 

 
 
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