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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S 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.

ANZ899-202030-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...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.

$$

ANZ820-202030-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
1 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT AND SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO
12 FT LATE.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ915-202030-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 30 TO 40 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.

$$

ANZ920-202030-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.

$$

ANZ905-202030-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.

$$

ANZ910-202030-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.

$$

ANZ825-202030-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT AND SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 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 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT LATE.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT.

$$

ANZ828-202030-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT AND SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT LATE.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW LATE. SEAS
9 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ925-202030-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT LATE.
.MON NIGHT...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 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 10 TO 18 FT.

$$

ANZ830-202030-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E LATE. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ833-202030-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W 30 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ930-202030-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ835-202030-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT...

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING SW 35 TO 45 KT LATE. SEAS
8 TO 15 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ935-202030-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W TO SW LATE.
SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER SCOVIL. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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