Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

AMZ100-220815-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A WEAK LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST TONIGHT THEN
LIFT NORTHEAST ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST MONDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TUESDAY
NIGHT AND CROSS THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA
NEXT WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-220815-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING
AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A
CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-220815-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS
EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF
DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-220815-
PAMLICO SOUND-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN
1 FT. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A
CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ136-220815-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS
EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF
DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN IN THE
EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-220815-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF
DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF
DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-220815-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND
EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-220815-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN... MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-220815-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY
THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6
SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH
AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-220815-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN
LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF
DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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