Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
323 AM 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

AMZ100-202015-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST TODAY THEN
DRIFT SLOWLY EAST THROUGH SUNDAY. ANOTHER LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE
COAST SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY THEN LIFT TO THE NORTHEAST MONDAY
NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TUESDAY NIGHT
AND CROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS TO THE SOUTH OF
THE AREA THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

$$

AMZ130-202015-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE
THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 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
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ131-202015-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN LATE THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ135-202015-
PAMLICO SOUND-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1
FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ136-202015-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ137-202015-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS MORNING
AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE EVENING.
.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. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN...MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ150-202015-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS MORNING. A CHANCE OF
RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10
SECONDS.
.SUN...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ152-154-202015-
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-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ156-202015-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ158-202015-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
323 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$







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