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Coastal Waters Forecast for North Carolina
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


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

AMZ100-252015-
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
A warm front will lift north across the area today into tonight
as strong low pressure passes by well to the west. High
pressure will again build over the area Tuesday into early
Wednesday, before a strong coastal storm impacts the area late
Wednesday into Thursday. High pressure will build over the area
Friday and Saturday.

$$

AMZ150-252015-
S of Currituck Beach Light to Oregon Inlet NC out 20 nm-
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE this afternoon. Seas
around 2 ft. Dominant period 6 seconds. A chance of rain this
morning, then rain this afternoon.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
4 seconds. Rain. Areas of fog.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
5 ft, except around 2 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Areas of fog in the morning. Rain likely in the morning, then a
chance of showers in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Rain. Snow after midnight.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of rain and
snow.
.FRI...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft.

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE late this morning and
early afternoon, then becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail:
NE 2 ft at 6 seconds. A chance of rain this morning, then rain this
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: NE 2 ft
at 3 seconds and SE 2 ft at 7 seconds. Rain. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 4 ft at
5 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning. Rain likely in the morning,
then a chance of showers in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 3 ft
at 6 seconds. A slight chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: NE 1 ft at
5 seconds and S 2 ft at 7 seconds. A chance of rain.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with
gusts up to 35 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 to
6 ft after midnight. Wave Detail: S 2 ft at 4 seconds, building to N
5 ft at 5 seconds and S 1 ft at 6 seconds after midnight. Rain. Snow
after midnight.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, building to 8 to 10 ft.
Wave Detail: N 8 ft at 6 seconds and S 1 ft at 7 seconds, building
to N 1 ft at 7 seconds and S 1 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of rain and
snow in the morning.
.FRI...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to
9 ft. Wave Detail: NE 9 ft at 11 seconds.

$$


AMZ152-252015-
S of Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras NC out 20 nm-
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N late this morning, then
becoming E this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Dominant period
6 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
around 2 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Dominant period
6 seconds. Rain likely, mainly in the evening. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Areas of fog in the
morning. Rain likely in the morning, then showers likely in the
afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to around 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of
rain.
.WED...N winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Rain.
.THU...NW winds 30 to 35 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft,
building to 8 to 10 ft. A chance of rain and snow.
.FRI...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N late this morning, then
becoming E this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: NE 3 ft at
7 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. Wave Detail: NE 2 ft at
5 seconds and S 1 ft at 6 seconds, building to S 5 ft at 6 seconds
after midnight. Rain likely, mainly in the evening. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up
to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave Detail: S 5 ft at
6 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning. Rain likely in the morning,
then showers likely in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave Detail: S
5 ft at 6 seconds. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 3 ft at
6 seconds. Rain likely.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Wave
Detail: S 2 ft at 4 seconds, building to N 5 ft at 5 seconds after
midnight. Rain.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, building to 8 to 11 ft.
Wave Detail: N 8 ft at 6 seconds and S 4 ft at 9 seconds, building
to N 11 ft at 7 seconds and S 4 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of rain
and snow in the morning.
.FRI...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to
10 ft. Wave Detail: NE 1 ft at 11 seconds.

$$


AMZ154-252015-
S of Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet NC out 20 nm
including the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary-
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds around 5 kt, becoming E late this morning and
afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Dominant period
6 seconds. Rain likely, mainly in the evening. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Dominant period 7 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning. Rain likely
in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 7 seconds. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Rain.
.THU...NW winds 30 to 35 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
A chance of rain.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to
8 ft.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E late this morning and
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft at 3 seconds and NE
2 ft at 8 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Wave Detail: S 3 ft
at 4 seconds and N 1 ft at 6 seconds, building to S 5 ft at
6 seconds and N 1 ft at 6 seconds after midnight. Rain likely,
mainly in the evening. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Wave Detail: SW 7 ft at 6 seconds and NE 1 ft at 6 seconds. Areas of
fog in the morning. Rain likely in the morning, then showers likely
in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
Wave Detail: SW 6 ft at 7 seconds, subsiding to S 5 ft at 7 seconds
after midnight. A chance of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 4 ft at
6 seconds. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Wave Detail: S 3 ft at 4 seconds, building to N 6 ft at 6 seconds
after midnight. Rain.
.THU...N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to 8 ft
after midnight. Wave Detail: N 1 ft at 5 seconds and S 1 ft at
8 seconds, subsiding to N 7 ft at 8 seconds after midnight. A chance
of rain in the morning.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. Wave Detail: NW 4 ft at 4 seconds and NE 7 ft at 11 seconds.

$$


AMZ156-252015-
S of Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout NC out 20 nm-
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt early this
afternoon, then diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas around 2 ft.
Dominant period 10 seconds, decreasing to 3 seconds this afternoon.
Adjacent sounds and rivers light chop, increasing to a moderate chop
early this afternoon, then diminishing to light chop late. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Dominant period 6 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate
chop, increasing to choppy after midnight. A chance of rain. Areas
of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough. Areas
of fog in the morning. Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of rain.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N in the afternoon. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 35 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft
after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop,
increasing to rough after midnight. Rain.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough. A chance of rain.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers rough, diminishing to choppy.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt this afternoon.
Seas around 2 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft at 3 seconds and NE 1 ft at
8 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Wave
Detail: S 3 ft at 5 seconds, building to S 5 ft at 6 seconds after
midnight. A chance of rain. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Wave Detail: S 6 ft at 7 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning.
Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Wave Detail: S 6 ft at 7 seconds. A chance
of rain.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 4 ft at
7 seconds. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt after
midnight. Seas around 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Wave Detail: S 3 ft at 4 seconds, building to S 6 ft at 6 seconds
after midnight. Rain.
.THU...N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft.
Wave Detail: S 7 ft at 6 seconds, subsiding to N 7 ft at 5 seconds
and S 3 ft at 8 seconds. A chance of rain in the morning.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Wave Detail: N 5 ft at
5 seconds and NE 3 ft at 13 seconds.

$$


AMZ158-252015-
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
309 AM EST Mon Jan 25 2021


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Dominant period
9 seconds, decreasing to 3 seconds this afternoon. Adjacent sounds
and rivers light chop. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
4 to 6 ft, except 2 to 4 ft near shore. Dominant period 6 seconds.
Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of rain, mainly in the
evening. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft,
except 4 to 6 ft near shore. Dominant period 7 seconds. Adjacent
sounds and rivers rough. Areas of fog in the morning. Showers
likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period
7 seconds. Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy. A chance of rain.
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to
4 ft. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt with gusts
up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft
after midnight. Adjacent sounds and rivers a moderate chop,
increasing to rough after midnight. Rain.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers very rough, diminishing to rough.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Adjacent sounds and rivers choppy, diminishing to a moderate chop.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: S 2 ft at
4 seconds. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave Detail: S 5 ft at 7 seconds. A chance
of rain, mainly in the evening. Areas of fog.
.TUE...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Wave Detail: S 5 ft at 7 seconds. Areas of fog in the morning.
Showers likely.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Wave Detail: S
5 ft at 7 seconds. A chance of rain.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 3 ft at 7 seconds. Rain.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. Wave Detail: S
3 ft at 5 seconds, building to S 5 ft at 6 seconds after midnight.
Rain.
.THU...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming N 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft,
subsiding to 3 to 5 ft. Wave Detail: S 7 ft at 5 seconds, subsiding
to NW 4 ft at 5 seconds.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: NW 3 ft at
4 seconds and NE 1 ft at 10 seconds.

$$