Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 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

AMZ100-252200-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST THIS MORNING. HIGH
PRESSURE OVER THE GULF STATES TODAY WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE
CAROLINAS FRIDAY. THE HIGH WILL MOVE EAST SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH MONDAY.

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AMZ130-252200-
ALBEMARLE SOUND-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES AROUND 2 FT THIS MORNING...THEN
1 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES LESS THAN 1 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ131-252200-
ALLIGATOR RIVER-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SAT AND 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...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ135-252200-
PAMLICO SOUND-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AROUND 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES 1 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.

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AMZ136-252200-
PAMLICO AND PUNGO RIVERS-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT. WAVES LIGHT
CHOP...DIMINISHING TO FLAT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ137-252200-
NEUSE AND BAY RIVERS-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
WAVES A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP LATE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP.
.FRI...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
FLAT.
.FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. WAVES FLAT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE. WAVES LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ150-252200-
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT THIS MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT NEAR SHORE. DOMINANT PERIOD 5
SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT 2 TO 3 FT NEAR SHORE. 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...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 17 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ152-252200-
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS...INCREASING TO 17 SECONDS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE
OF RAIN.

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AMZ154-252200-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 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...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ156-252200-
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY
LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 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...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT 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...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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AMZ158-252200-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
702 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. NEAR SHORE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
ROUGH...DIMINISHING TO CHOPPY LATE THIS MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING
TO A MODERATE CHOP THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT CHOP AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO AROUND 5 KT 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...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS FLAT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS
AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP... INCREASING TO A
MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP...DIMINISHING TO LIGHT
CHOP. A CHANCE OF RAIN.

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