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AMZ200-251400-
918 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to
South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles...
High pressure overhead will move east of the waters tonight into
Sunday. A cold front will cross the waters Sunday night into
Monday followed by high pressure through the middle of next week.

AMZ250-251400-
Coastal waters from Surf City to Cape Fear NC out 20 nm-
918 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E
3 ft at 10 seconds and SW 1 ft at 3 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft
at 10 seconds and SW 3 ft at 4 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Wave Detail: SW 4 ft at 5 seconds and SE 2 ft at
9 seconds. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a
chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: SW 3 ft at 5 seconds and SE 1 ft at
8 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in
the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: SW 2 ft at 5 seconds and SE 1 ft at
8 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: NW 2 ft at 4 seconds and
SE 1 ft at 8 seconds.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, building to 7 to
10 ft. A chance of showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.AMZ250-251430-
Coastal waters from Surf City to Cape Fear NC out 20 nm-
917 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts
up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a
chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms
in the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, building to 7 to
10 ft. A chance of showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


AMZ252-251400-
Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out
20 nm-
918 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E
2 ft at 10 seconds and SW 1 ft at 3 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft at 10 seconds and SW 2 ft at
3 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: SW 4 ft at 5 seconds and E 2 ft at
9 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms
after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: SW 3 ft at 5 seconds and SE 1 ft at
8 seconds. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in
the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Wave Detail: SW 2 ft at 5 seconds and SE 1 ft at 8 seconds.
A slight chance of showers and tstms.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: W 2 ft at
4 seconds and SE 1 ft at 8 seconds.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of
showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.AMZ252-251430-
Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out
20 nm-
917 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms
after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms
in the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of
showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


AMZ254-251400-
Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out
20 nm-
918 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft
at 10 seconds and SW 2 ft at 3 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft at 10 seconds and
SW 3 ft at 4 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S 3 ft at 4 seconds and E 2 ft at
9 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: SW 3 ft
at 5 seconds and SE 1 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers
and tstms in the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Wave Detail: S 2 ft at 5 seconds and SE 1 ft at 8 seconds.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: NW 2 ft at 4 seconds and
SE 1 ft at 8 seconds.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers.


Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.AMZ254-251430-
Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out
20 nm-
917 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms in the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers.


Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.


AMZ256-251400-
Coastal waters from Murrells Inlet to South Santee River SC out
20 nm-
918 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E
3 ft at 9 seconds.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts
up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: E 2 ft
at 10 seconds and S 2 ft at 3 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: S
3 ft at 4 seconds and E 2 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of
showers and tstms after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Wave Detail: SW 3 ft
at 5 seconds and E 1 ft at 9 seconds. A slight chance of showers
and tstms in the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Wave Detail: SE 2 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 ft at 4 seconds.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave Detail: SE 2 ft at 8 seconds and
NW 2 ft at 3 seconds.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. A
chance of showers through the night.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of
showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.AMZ256-251430-
Coastal waters from Murrells Inlet to South Santee River SC out
20 nm-
917 PM EDT Sat Sep 24 2022

.OVERNIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts
up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight
chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
.MON...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming SW
5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms in the morning.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with
gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. A
chance of showers through the night.
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. A chance of
showers.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.