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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
638 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM

AMZ200-301815-
638 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA OUT TO 20 NAUTICAL MILES...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE LOCAL WATERS AND OFFSHORE AROUND 
DAYBREAK THU. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW FOR FRI. STRONG LOW
PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE CAROLINA COASTS FRI NIGHT AND
SAT...THEN ACCELERATE TO THE NE...AWAY FROM THE LOCAL WATERS BY SUN.
THE STRONG COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW WILL CROSS THE LOCAL
WATERS SAT. IN ITS WAKE...STRONG CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL RIDGE
ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH ITS CENTER MOVING
OVERHEAD MON INTO TUE.  

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AMZ250-301815-
SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
638 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...THEN 3 FT THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS THIS MORNING. 
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. 
.SAT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. 
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.  

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ252-301815-
CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
638 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS. 
.SAT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. 
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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AMZ254-301815-
LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
638 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS MORNING. 
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...HIGHEST E PORTIONS.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. 
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT. 
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...
THEN 1 TO 2 FT.  

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

AMZ256-301815-
MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM-
638 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH ISOLATED TSTMS THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. 
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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