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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
955 AM EST WED JAN 18 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

CONDITIONS GIVEN REPRESENT THE HIGHEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

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.

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NE ACROSS
THE N WATERS EARLY TODAY AS DEVELOPING STRENGTHENING LOW PRES
MOVES E AND SE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY
AFTERNOON. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS SE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY INTO
TONIGHT. THE LOW WILL INTENSIFY E OF THE WATERS THU INTO THU
NIGHT...AS HIGH PRES BUILDS E INTO THE WATERS. THE WEAKENING HIGH
WILL CROSS THE WATERS FROM W TO E LATE THU NIGHT INTO FRI. A
DEVELOPING LOW WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST NEAR CAPE HATTERAS FRI
NIGHT...PASS E ACROSS THE CENTRAL WATERS SAT...THEN MOVE OFF TO
THE E SAT NIGHT WHILE A WEAK HIGH PRES RIDGE BUILDS NEAR THE
COAST. A DEVELOPING LOW PRES AREA WILL MOVE NE TOWARD THE OHIO
VALLEY SUN AND SUN NIGHT AND MOVE A STRONG WARM FRONT OFF THE MID
ATLC COAST. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE SE COAST LATE
SUN NIGHT.

HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON INCLUDING THE WATERS W OF 39.3N
71.9W...SW TO 37.7N 72.9W

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

BALTIMORE CANYON TO THE HAGUE LINE SOUTH OF 1000 FM

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS
6 TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
7 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 5 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON OUT TO 36N 70W TO 34N 71W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW
10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR OUT TO 34N 71W TO 32N 73W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.

CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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