Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 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

AMZ100-252100-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST THIS MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE OVER THE GULF STATES TODAY WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE
CAROLINAS FRIDAY. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH MONDAY.

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AMZ130-252100-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-252100-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-252100-
PAMLICO SOUND-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10
TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$

AMZ136-252100-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-252100-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-252100-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT THIS MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 17 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-252100-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 17 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ154-252100-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ156-252100-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-252100-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
307 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING
TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
EARLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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