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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

West central North Atlantic continental shelf and slope waters
beyond 20 nm to 250 nm offshore, including south of Georges Bank
from 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore.

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.

ANZ899-122015-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A strong low pressure system
will move from the lower Great Lakes to the Canadian Maritimes
today into Wed, pushing a strong cold front through the region.
As the strong low moves farther north into Canada Wed night,
another low pressure system will move across the northern mid-
Atlantic waters Thu, followed by yet another low pressure system
Fri into Fri night. Weak high pressure will move into the waters
Sat and Sat night.

$$

ANZ820-122015-
Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 fm-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to SW 20 to
30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 14 ft. Chance of rain.
.WED...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to 18 ft.
Scattered showers and snow showers with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
9 to 15 ft, subsiding to 5 to 8 ft.
.THU...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W to NW. Seas 6 to
11 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 6 to 10 ft, subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI...W winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.

$$

ANZ915-122015-
Between 1000 fm and 38.5N west of 69W-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
4 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 9 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas 7 to 10
ft, building to 9 to 16 ft. Scattered showers. VSBY 1 nm or
less.
.WED...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 15 to 23 ft.
Scattered showers and snow showers with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 13 to 22 ft, subsiding to 8 to 14 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 10 to 17 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 9 to 15 ft, subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N to NW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft.

$$

ANZ920-122015-
Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 fm and south of 38.5N to
250 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft, building to 7 to 11 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to 17
ft. Showers and scattered TSTMs. VSBY 1 nm or less early.
.WED...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 14 to 23 ft.
Scattered showers. VSBY 1 NM or less.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming W to SW 25 to 30 kt.
Seas 13 to 22 ft, subsiding to 8 to 14 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W to SW winds increasing to 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to
11 to 19 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 10 to 17 ft, subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding
to 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 11 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.

$$

ANZ905-122015-
East of 69W to the Hague Line between 1000 fm and 39N-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TODAY...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S to SE 20 to
30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers
and TSTMs.
.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming W to SW 35 to
45 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft, building to 12 to 20 ft. Showers and
scattered TSTMs. VSBY 1 nm or less.
.WED...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 14 to 24 ft. Scattered showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 35 to 45 kt, diminishing to 30 to 35 kt.
Seas 15 to 26 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 40 to 55 kt.
Seas 12 to 21 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to
30 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 14 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 9 to 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 17 ft.

$$

ANZ910-122015-
East of 69W and south of 39N to 250 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TODAY...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 kt
early, then, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building
to 6 to 10 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 11 to 19
ft. Showers and TSTMs. VSBY 1 nm or less.
.WED...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 17 to 24 ft.
Scattered showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 35 to 45 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 14 to 26 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU...SW winds increasing to 35 to 45 kt, then becoming W to SW
35 to 50 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W to NW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas subsiding to 10 to 14 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft, subsiding to 6 to 8
ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Seas
5 to 9 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to
9 to 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 16 ft.

$$

ANZ825-122015-
Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W to SW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 9 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 14 ft. Chance of rain.
.WED...W winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9
to 15 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming SW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
subsiding to 5 to 8 ft.
.THU...W to SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W to NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas building to 7 to 12 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 5 to 9 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ828-122015-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W to SW 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 7 to 12 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 9 to 16
ft. Scattered showers.
.WED...W winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas
9 to 16 ft, subsiding to 6 to 11 ft. Scattered showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming SW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 8 ft.
.THU...W winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 13 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt.
Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI...N to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to
9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ925-122015-
Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon between 100 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft, building to 7 to 12 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds increasing to 35 to 45 kt. Seas
building to 10 to 18 ft. Rain. VSBY 1 nm or less early.
.WED...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 21 ft. Scattered showers.
VSBY 1 nm or less.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W to SW 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 12 to 19 ft, subsiding to 8 to 13 ft.
.THU...W to SW winds increasing to 35 to 45 kt. Seas 10 to 18
ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming N to NW 10 to
20 kt. Seas 10 to 16 ft, subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming SW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W to NW 25 to
35 kt. Seas building to 8 to 13 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.

$$

ANZ830-122015-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft, building to 7 to 12 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 9 to 15
ft.
.WED...W winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 9
to 16 ft, subsiding to 6 to 11 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
5 to 9 ft.
.THU...W winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 14 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 15 kt.
Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
6 to 10 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ833-122015-
Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W to SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 8 to 13 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming NW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
9 to 15 ft.
.WED...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W. Seas 9 to 15 ft,
subsiding to 6 to 11 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.THU...W winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 13 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to less than
10 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW. Seas building to
6 to 10 ft.
.SAT...NW winds becoming 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ930-122015-
Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear between 100 nm and 250 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft, building to 7 to 13 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to 18
ft. Scattered showers. VSBY 1 nm or less.
.WED...W winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
11 to 19 ft. Scattered showers.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
10 to 16 ft.
.THU...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W. Seas 9 to 15 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.FRI...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 30 to 35 kt.
Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W to NW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
7 to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 6 to 10 ft.

$$

ANZ835-122015-
Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, increasing to 30 to 40 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft, building to 7 to 12 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.
.WED...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to
13 ft, subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building
to 5 to 8 ft.
.THU...W winds becoming 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 7 to 12
ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft.

$$

ANZ935-122015-
Cape Fear to 31N east of 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore-
355 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W to SW 30 to 40 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 7 to 12 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to 16
ft.
.WED...W to NW winds becoming 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 16 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to SW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas subsiding to 5 to 9 ft.
.THU...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 7 to 12 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 8 ft.
.FRI...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W to NW 30 to 35 kt.
Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas
6 to 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to NW 5 to 10 kt.
Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Clark. Ocean Prediction Center.



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