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FZNT24 KWNM 240858
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
358 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

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...HIGH PRES CENTERED NE OF BERMUDA WILL MOVE E AWAY
FROM THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT WHILE MAINTAINING A RIDGE
ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NRN WATERS. STRONG LOW PRES E OF
FLORIDA...N OF THE BAHAMAS...WILL SLOWLY APPROACH FROM THE SW
EARLY TODAY...MOVE N INTO THE SE PORTION LATER TODAY AND
TONIGHT...THEN ACCELERATE TO THE N AND NE SAT INTO SAT NIGHT
WHILE BECOMING ABSORBED BY A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING E ACROSS
THE REGION. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD E TOWARDS THE WATERS SUN...MOVE
E ACROSS THE AREA SUN NIGHT AND MON...THEN SLOWLY STRENGTHEN E OF
THE REGION MON NIGHT INTO TUE NIGHT WHILE MAINTAINING A RIDGE
ACROSS THE SRN WATERS. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT N OVER THE NW
PORTION MON NIGHT...AND PASS N OF THE AREA TUE AND TUE NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. AREAS OF
FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS, FOG AND TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
8 TO 14 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO NE. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.


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