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FZNT24 KWNM 291417
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1017 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

CONDITIONS GIVEN REPRESENT THE HIGHEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRES CENTER NEAR GEORGES BANK WILL PASS SLOWLY
NE OF THE AREA LATER TODAY INTO THU NIGHT WHILE RAPIDLY
INTENSIFYING. THE LOW WILL PULL A TRAILING COLD FRONT SE ACROSS
THE WATERS TODAY...FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF LOW PRES TROUGHS SE
ACROSS THE NE PORTION TONIGHT INTO THU NIGHT. A HIGH PRES RIDGE
WILL BUILD TO THE COAST THU...THEN PASS SLOWLY E ACROSS THE
WATERS THU NIGHT INTO FRI NIGHT. A DEVELOPING LOW WILL MOVE OFF
THE MID ATLC COAST FRI NIGHT WHILE PULLING A COLD FRONT OFFSHORE.
THE LOW WILL THEN TRACK E ACROSS THE FAR N WATERS SAT INTO SAT
NIGHT WHILE PULLING THE COLD FRONT E ACROSS THE AREA. ANOTHER
HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD TO THE COAST SUN...THEN MOVE OFFSHORE
SUN NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO
12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
6 TO 11 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. AREAS OF FOG
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
8 TO 12 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
6 TO 11 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.


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