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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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.

ANZ899-280230-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE ACROSS THE
CENTRAL WATERS WILL WEAKEN TONIGHT INTO MON. A STATIONARY FRONT
EXTENDING E OFF THE DELMARVA COAST WILL LIFT NE ACROSS THE AREA
AS A WARM FRONT LATE TONIGHT INTO MON NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL
APPROACH FROM THE NW LATE TUE...MOVE OFFSHORE INTO THE NW PORTION
TUE NIGHT...THEN CONTINUE SE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SRN WATERS
WED INTO WED NIGHT WHILE A HIGH PRES RIDGE BUILDS IN FROM THE NW.
THE HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OFFSHORE THU INTO THU NIGHT WHILE
A SERIES OF LOW PRES TROUGHS PASS SE ACROSS THE NE PORTION...THEN
CONTINUE E ACROSS THE WATERS FRI INTO FRI NIGHT. A DEVELOPING LOW
WITH A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE W FRI...THEN MOVE
OFFSHORE FRI NIGHT.

$$

ANZ820-280230-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...WINDS VEERING TO S 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING SW 15 TO 20
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1
NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ915-280230-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9
FT.

$$

ANZ920-280230-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON...WINDS VEERING TO S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO SW
5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 5 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.

$$

ANZ905-280230-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO S TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO NW.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...WINDS VEERING TO N TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 9 TO 16 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT...THEN BECOMING
SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ910-280230-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5
FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT.
.WED...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15
KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.

$$

ANZ825-280230-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED AND WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ828-280230-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT AND MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...WINDS VEERING TO N 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 10
KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 6 TO 11 FT.

$$

ANZ925-280230-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

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

.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...WINDS VEERING TO N TO NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.

$$

ANZ830-280230-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT...THEN BECOMING W 10
TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...WINDS VEERING TO N TO NW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO E TO SE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11
FT.

$$

ANZ833-280230-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 7 FT.
.WED...WINDS VEERING TO N TO NW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 3 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...BECOMING SW. SEAS BUILDING TO 6
TO 11 FT.

$$

ANZ930-280230-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5
TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6
TO 11 FT.

$$

ANZ835-280230-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...WINDS VEERING TO S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

ANZ935-280230-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1028 PM EDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO N 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING N TO NE
10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER KOSIER. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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