Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 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

AMZ100-182230-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH FRIDAY.  A
WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST STATES
SATURDAY THEN OFF THE COAST SUNDAY. ANOTHER WEAK LOW WILL MOVE ALONG
THE SOUTHEAST COAST SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL
APPROACH FROM THE WEST TUESDAY WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT PUSHING
THROUGH EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WEDNESDAY.

$$

AMZ130-182230-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.

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AMZ131-182230-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ135-182230-
PAMLICO SOUND-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT LATE THIS MORNING...THEN 1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN LIKELY... MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.

$$

AMZ136-182230-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ137-182230-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-182230-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR
SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS...DECREASING TO 6 SECONDS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT
NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS AROUND 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-154-182230-
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-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 11 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-182230-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS AROUND 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ158-182230-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
949 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.REST OF TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT 1 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT 1 FT NEAR SHORE.
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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