Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 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

AMZ100-280115-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE CAROLINAS WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST
TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED
IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS TUESDAY WILL MOVE EAST...REACHING THE AREA ON
FRIDAY.

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AMZ130-280115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

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AMZ131-280115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING S AROUND 5 KT
LATE. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ135-280115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND
2 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT... THEN 1 FT.

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AMZ136-280115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-280115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. WAVES
FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

$$

AMZ150-280115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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AMZ152-280115-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 5 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ154-280115-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 16 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 5 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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AMZ156-280115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 16 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
14 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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AMZ158-280115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1256 PM EST SAT DEC 27 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 17 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
15 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
13 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 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.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO
CHOPPY.
.WED...N 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.

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