Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 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

AMZ100-181115-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH FRIDAY.
DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHERN GULF SATURDAY WILL MOVE
OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO
BUILD OVER THE AREA MONDAY. A STRONGER LOW WILL MOVE NORTH OF THE
REGION FOR THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-181115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT...THEN 1 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ131-181115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ135-181115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W LATE THIS EVENING AND
EARLY MORNING...THEN BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT...THEN
AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ136-181115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ137-181115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. WAVES FLAT...
INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ150-181115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS... DECREASING TO 4 SECONDS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ152-154-181115-
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-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ156-181115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE
CHOP LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ158-181115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
656 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 3 SECONDS...INCREASING TO
10 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE
CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.MON...N 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 SHOWERS.

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