Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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000 FZUS52 KMHX 212011 CWFMHX COASTAL WATERS FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 311 PM 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 AMZ100-220815- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS... A WEAK LOW WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST TONIGHT 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 LATE WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA NEXT WEEKEND. $$ AMZ130-220815- ALBEMARLE SOUND- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE. .MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. RAIN. .MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. .FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ131-220815- ALLIGATOR RIVER- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE. .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 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. 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 IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. .FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ135-220815- PAMLICO SOUND- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE MORNING...THEN 1 FT. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. .FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ136-220815- PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .TONIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING. RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. .MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN IN THE MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN... MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT. .FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ137-220815- NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN... MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. .FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ150-220815- S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. RAIN LIKELY LATE. .MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. RAIN. .MON NIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. .FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ152-154-220815- S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM- S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... .TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. .MON...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN. .MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN... MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. .FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ156-220815- S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. .MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE. A CHANCE OF RAIN...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING... THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. .FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$ AMZ158-220815- S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM- 311 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING... .TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP LATE. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. .MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE AFTERNOON. .MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF DRIZZLE WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG. .TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. .TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN IN THE EVENING... THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. .WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS. .WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. .THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. .FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS. $$

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