Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 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

AMZ100-222315-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH
TONIGHT 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 THIS WEEKEND.

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AMZ130-222315-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
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 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ131-222315-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG IN THE EVENING. AREAS OF FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT...INCREASING TO LIGHT CHOP IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN OR DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES CHOPPY...INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ135-222315-
PAMLICO SOUND-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WAVES AROUND 2 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
AND DRIZZLE.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT...THEN AROUND 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 25 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ136-222315-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ137-222315-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND DRIZZLE.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN
A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES CHOPPY. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES
CHOPPY...DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ150-222315-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 3 TO 5 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
DRIZZLE.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ152-154-222315-
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-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
DRIZZLE.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ156-222315-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST TODAY...

.REST OF TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A
MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE. RAIN LIKELY LATE
THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...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 AND DRIZZLE.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS VERY
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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.

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AMZ158-222315-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1010 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST TODAY...

.REST OF TODAY...NW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... EXCEPT
2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N 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 AND DRIZZLE.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...INCREASING TO CHOPPY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RAIN.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY... INCREASING TO ROUGH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH... DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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.

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