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Marine Zone Changes

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City is pleased to announce the creation of 3 new marine forecast/warning zones in Eastern North Carolina. The 3 new marine zones are:

  • The Alligator River.
  • The Pamlico and Pungo Rivers.
  • The Neuse River and Bay Rivers.

These new marine zones took effect on April 1, 2014 at 2 PM.  These new marine zones are being created to better serve the safety and commercial interests of the marine community across Eastern North Carolina. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about the new marine zones, please contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist John Cole by phone @ 252-223-5737 or by email at


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