Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1215 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

AMZ100-251100-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND
EARLY THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION CHRISTMAS
DAY AND FRIDAY...MOVING OFFSHORE SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TOWARD THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

$$

AMZ130-251100-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING... THEN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ131-251100-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.


$$

AMZ135-251100-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO
15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ136-251100-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.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...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ137-251100-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ150-251100-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5
FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 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 THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ152-251100-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 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...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ154-251100-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 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...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ156-251100-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE 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...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ158-251100-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1215 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

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

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