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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

West central North Atlantic continental shelf and slope waters
beyond 20 nm to 250 nm offshore, including south of Georges Bank
from 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore.

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

ANZ899-181945-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...Low pressure centered about 90
nm to the SE of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, will rapidly
intensify while moving northeast across the central and northern
portions today and tonight. The low will clear well east of the
area Fri. A cold front will approach the area from the NW Sat,
move into the northern waters Sat night, then weaken across the
central waters Sun and Sun night. Otherwise, a high pressure
ridge will build E over the area Thu night through Sun night,
then shift E of the waters Mon and Mon night as a cold front
approaches the Eastern Seaboard.

$$

ANZ820-181945-
Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 fm-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. Light freezing
spray early.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SE. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 3
to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ915-181945-
Between 1000 fm and 38.5N west of 69W-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 25 kt, increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas 9 to
15 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NW winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 7
to 13 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt. Seas building
to 6 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, then becoming W. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E to NE 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4
ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ920-181945-
Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 fm and south of 38.5N to
250 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming N to NW 35 to 45 kt. Seas 6
to 10 ft, building to 13 to 21 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
subsiding to 11 to 19 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding
to 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 6 to 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 4
to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...Winds veering to E to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas building to
3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ905-181945-
East of 69W to the Hague Line between 1000 fm and 39N-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE 35 to 45 kt. Seas 8
to 13 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...N winds 35 to 45 kt, becoming NW 30 to 40 kt. Seas
building to 11 to 18 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.FRI...NW winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt, then becoming W 15 to 20
kt. Seas subsiding to 8 to 14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 8
to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.SUN...NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, then becoming W 5 to 10
kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.MON...Winds increasing to E to NE 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ910-181945-
East of 69W and south of 39N to 250 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming E to NE 25 to 35 kt early,
then becoming N 40 to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft, building to 12 to 19
ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 40 to 50 kt, diminishing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 13 to 21 ft. Showers.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding
to 8 to 14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 8 to 12 ft.
.SUN...W winds diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 9
ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming E to SE. Seas 3
to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ825-181945-
Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9
to 15 ft. Chance of rain and snow with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, then becoming W 5
to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas building to 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to NW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 1 to 3
ft.
.MON...E to SE winds less than 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas
1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 3 to 6
ft.

$$

ANZ828-181945-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft, building to 12
to 20 ft. Rain and snow with VSBY 1 nm or less early.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds becoming 20 to 30 kt, then diminishing to
10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to
4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...Winds diminishing to N to NW 5 to 10 kt. Seas subsiding to 3
to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
subsiding to 1 to 3 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas 1 to 3
ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ925-181945-
Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon between 100 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming W to NW 55 to 65 kt early,
then becoming NW 40 to 55 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft, building to 16 to 28
ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds becoming 25 to 35 kt, then diminishing to 20 to
30 kt. Seas subsiding to 13 to 21 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding
to 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 6 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas
subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt. Seas
building to 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ830-181945-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming NW 35 to 45 kt. Seas 11 to 14
ft, building to 12 to 21 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less early.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds diminishing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding
to 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI...W winds diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 7
ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT and SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.MON...S to SE winds less than 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 4
to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ833-181945-
Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 30 to 40 kt increasing to 40 to 50 kt,
then diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft building to 12
to 20 ft. Rain and chance of snow with VSBY 1 nm or less early.
.TONIGHT...NW winds diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 7
to 12 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 2 to
4 ft.
.MON...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1
to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 4
to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ930-181945-
Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear between 100 nm and 250 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt increasing to 45 to 60 kt,
then becoming NW 30 to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft, building to 15 to
26 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas
subsiding to 12 to 20 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 6 to 11 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...Variable winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...Winds becoming S to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas building to 4
to 7 ft.


$$

ANZ835-181945-
Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming N to NW 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9
to 16 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds diminishing to less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15
kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON...Winds becoming SE 10 to 20 kt, then becoming S. Seas building
to 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 5 to 8 ft.

$$

ANZ935-181945-
Cape Fear to 31N east of 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore-
324 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 19 ft. Scattered
showers with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds becoming 15 to 25 kt, then diminishing to 10 to
15 kt. Seas 11 to 18 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to
6 to 10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 2 to 4
ft.
.MON...S to SE winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SE winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt. Seas building
to 4 to 7 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Collins. Ocean Prediction Center.


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