Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
931 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

AMZ200-212230-
931 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES...
HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTH IN COMBINATION WITH A STATIONARY FRONT
OFFSHORE WILL KEEP A NORTHEASTERLY FLOW OVER THE WATERS TODAY AND
TONIGHT. LATE TONIGHT AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL EMERGE FROM THE
GULF OF MEXICO AND THEN WILL MOVE UP THE COAST ON MONDAY. A FRONT
TRAILING THIS LOW WILL STALL OFF THE COAST MONDAY NIGHT AND THEN
MOVE ONSHORE ON TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE MOVING THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY
WEDNESDAY WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS ON WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST ON THURSDAY.

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AMZ250-212230-
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
931 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS
UP TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ252-212230-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
931 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE
NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ254-212230-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
931 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS
THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ256-212230-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
931 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THROUGH THE NIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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