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FZNT24 KWNM 200857
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
357 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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 HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OFFSHORE TODAY INTO
SUN...THEN SHIFT NE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS SUN NIGHT INTO MON
NIGHT. DEVELOPING LOW PRES WILL FORM OFF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST
SUN NIGHT...DRIFT N OVER THE MID ATLC WATERS NEAR THE COAST MON
THROUGH TUE...THEN WEAKEN NEAR THE NEW JERSEY COAST TUE NIGHT.
THE LOW WILL PULL A WARM FRONT N ACROSS THE WATERS SUN NIGHT
THROUGH TUE. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE E AND APPROACH THE
COAST EARLY WED...THEN MOVE OFFSHORE LATER WED AND WED NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.



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