Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 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

AMZ100-210930-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST TONIGHT WILL DRIFT SLOWLY
EAST THROUGH SUNDAY. ANOTHER LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE SOUTHEAST
COAST SUNDAY NIGHT 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 ON WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

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AMZ130-210930-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT...THEN 1 FT.

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AMZ131-210930-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT
CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NE AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...
INCREASING TO ROUGH. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-210930-
PAMLICO SOUND-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E 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...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.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.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
4 FT. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT.

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AMZ136-210930-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-210930-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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 AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-210930-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

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AMZ152-154-210930-
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-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-210930-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ158-210930-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
645 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO
4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT... INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...
INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO ROUGH.
RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...
DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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