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FZNT24 KWNM 140259
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
959 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

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 STRONG HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NW
TONIGHT...MOVE TO THE COAST SUN...THEN PASS E ACROSS THE WATERS
SUN NIGHT INTO MON NIGHT. DEVELOPING LOW PRES WILL APPROACH FROM
THE W LATE MON AND MON NIGHT...TRACK NE THROUGH THE MID ATLC
STATES EARLY TUE...THEN PASS N OF THE AREA TUE AND TUE NIGHT. THE
LOW WILL PULL A STRONG COLD FRONT E ACROSS THE WATERS TUE INTO
TUE NIGHT. ANOTHER DEVELOPING LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS
WED AND WED NIGHT WHILE PULLING A COLD FRONT SE OVER THE AREA.
THE LOW WILL STRENGTHEN E OF THE WATERS THU AND THU NIGHT AS
STRONG HIGH PRES BUILDS E TO THE COAST.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY AND AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT. LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.



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