Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 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

AMZ100-251115-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND
EARLY THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION CHRISTMAS
DAY AND FRIDAY...MOVING OFFSHORE SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TOWARD THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ130-251115-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT IN THE EVENING... THEN 1 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-251115-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG LATE
THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-251115-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES AROUND 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO
15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF RAIN.

$$

AMZ136-251115-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-251115-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A
MODERATE CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING LIGHT AND
VARIABLE. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-251115-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-251115-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ154-251115-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... INCREASING
TO 45 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-251115-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-251115-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1004 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO
35 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH...THEN DIMINISHING TO
CHOPPY LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW 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. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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