...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
704 AM EST Tue Jan 22 2019
.Synopsis for Eastern North Carolina coastal waters...
Arctic high pressure will continue to build south over the area today.
Another cold front will approach from the west late Wednesday into Thursday,
then move offshore Thursday night. High pressure builds in from the west by
late week into early weekend.
N winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Dominant period 7 seconds.
E winds around 10 kt, becoming SE after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Dominant period 8 seconds.
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Dominant period 6 seconds. A slight chance of showers.
S winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, building to 10 to 13 ft after midnight. Dominant period 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 12 to 17 ft. Showers with a slight chance of tstms.
NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 9 to 14 ft, subsiding to 7 to 10 ft after midnight. A chance of showers in the evening.
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE. Seas 2 to 4 ft. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.