Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 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

AMZ100-212315-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

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AMZ130-212315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 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 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
AROUND 2 FT.

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AMZ131-212315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

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AMZ135-212315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

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AMZ136-212315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. 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 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ137-212315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE
AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.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...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. RAIN... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

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AMZ150-212315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. RAIN
LIKELY... MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.

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AMZ152-154-212315-
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-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...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 6 SECONDS. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE NIGHT...SE 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 SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

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AMZ156-212315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 4 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...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...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 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 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... DIMINISHING TO FLAT
IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT... BUILDING TO 7 TO
10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. RAIN...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.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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AMZ158-212315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1030 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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


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