Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...CURRITUCK SOUND AND ATLANTIC
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
20 NAUTICAL MILES

ANZ600-231315-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT
20 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING VIRGINIA PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
CURRITUCK SOUND AND PORTIONS OF THE JAMES, YORK,
AND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVERS...

HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS CENTERED OFFSHORE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. AN
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN WELL TO THE SOUTH THROUGH
FRIDAY...WITH A COLD FRONT PUSHING ACROSS THE LOCAL WATERS SATURDAY
EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

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ANZ630-231315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY IN THE
EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

WINDS AND WAVES HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ631-231315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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ANZ632-231315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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ANZ634-231315-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES
1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.

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ANZ650-231315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT 20 NM-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
11 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ652-231315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CHINCOTEAGUE TO PARRAMORE ISLAND VA OUT 20 NM-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY IN THE
EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ654-231315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT 20 NM-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER AND VISIBILITIES LOWER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

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ANZ656-231315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-
NORTH CAROLINA BORDER OUT TO 20 NM-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 9 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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ANZ658-231315-
COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT 20 NM-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 8 SECONDS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... MAINLY E SWELL WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 10 SECONDS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...MAINLY E SWELL WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE IN THE MORNING... THEN INCREASING
TO 5 TO 10 KT EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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ANZ633-231315-
CURRITUCK SOUND-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES
1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

$$

ANZ635-231315-
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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ANZ636-231315-
YORK RIVER-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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ANZ637-231315-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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ANZ638-231315-
JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL-
1238 AM EST THU FEB 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WAVES 1 FOOT.

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