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FZNT34 KWBC 130302
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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1002 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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 LOW PRES OVER THE ERN AREAS OF
THE CENTRAL WATERS WILL MOVE NE QUICKLY TONIGHT WHILE
INTENSIFYING ...THEN ACCELERATE NE OF THE AREA SAT INTO SUN. THE
LOW WILL DRAG A STRONG COLD FRONT SE ACROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT
INTO SAT. A STRONG HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NW SAT
AND SAT NIGHT...MOVE TO THE COAST SUN...THEN PASS E ACROSS THE
WATERS SUN NIGHT INTO MON NIGHT. ANOTHER DEVELOPING LOW WILL
APPROACH FROM THE W LATE MON AND MON NIGHT...TRACK NE NEAR THE
MID ATLC COAST TUE...THEN PASS N OF THE AREA TUE NIGHT. THE LOW
WILL PULL A STRONG COLD FRONT E ACROSS THE WATERS TUE INTO TUE
NIGHT. A TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE N AND CENTRAL AREAS
WED...WITH HIGH PRES BUILDING INTO THE AREA WED NIGHT.

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

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. WIDESPREAD SNOW.
.SAT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT. LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 14 TO 22 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 18 TO 28 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

BALTIMORE CANYON TO THE HAGUE LINE SOUTH OF 1000 FM

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. WIDESPREAD
RAIN.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO 21 FT. WIDESPREAD
RAIN AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO 24 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 16 TO 25 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 15 TO 23 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 16 TO 31 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 18 TO 28 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.

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

...STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. WIDESPREAD
RAIN.
.SAT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 14 TO 21 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 15 TO 23 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 22 FT. LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.TUE...S TO SE WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 15 TO 24 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 20 TO 30 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

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

...STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 15 TO 24 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 15 TO 23 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 13 TO 20 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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