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NAVTEX Marine Forecast for Mid-Atlantic states waters
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
1017 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

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...Low pressure centered about 250 nm E of Cape Lookout
will rapidly intensify while moving NE across the central and
northern waters today and tonight, then pass well E of the area
Fri. A cold front will approach the area from the NW Sat, move
into the northern waters Sat night, then weaken across the
central waters Sun and Sun night. Otherwise, a high pressure
ridge will build E over the area Thu night through Sun night,
then shift E of the waters Mon and Mon night as a cold front
approaches the Eastern Seaboard.

Sandy Hook to 37.5N

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 21 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

37.5N to Cape Hatteras

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 50 to 60 kt, becoming NW 35 to 45 kt.
Seas 19 to 26 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 18 ft.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Cape Hatteras to Murrells Inlet

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 40 to 50 kt, diminishing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas
17 to 24 ft. Scattered showers with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 18 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.



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