Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 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

AMZ100-231000-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH TONIGHT 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
THIS WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-231000-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-231000-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-231000-
PAMLICO SOUND-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-231000-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH
AREAS OF DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF FOG
IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. RAIN.
.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. ISOLATED TSTMS. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-231000-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-231000-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST TUESDAY...

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-231000-
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-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-231000-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
DIMINISHING TO FLAT LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF FOG IN
THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED TSTMS. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT...W 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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AMZ158-231000-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
717 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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