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FZNT25 KWNM 181502
OFFN03

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR SE US WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1102 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

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...A STATIONARY FRONT WILL PERSIST JUST E OF THE WATERS.
THE SRN PORTION OF THE FRONT WILL DRIFT W INTO THE WATERS S OF
BALTIMORE CANYON TODAY. A SERIES OF WEAK LOWS WILL MOVE NE ALONG
THE FRONT TODAY AND TONIGHT. STRONGER LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP SW OF
THE REGION TONIGHT...THEN SLOWLY MOVE E SAT THROUGH MON BEFORE
TURNING NE MON NIGHT THROUGH TUE. STRONG HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OFF
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST SUN...THEN MOVE E WHILE LEAVING A WEAKENING
RIDGE ACROSS THE FAR NRN WATERS MON. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
INTO THE NW PORTION TUE NIGHT.

MURRELLS INLET TO 31N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN...

.TODAY...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF TSTMS
AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF
TSTMS AND RAIN.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF TSTMS AND
RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. CHANCE
OF TSTMS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC...S OF 31N

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 31N74W TO
NEAR COCOA BEACH FLORIDA HAS BEGUN TO LIFT N AS A WARM FRONT
ACROSS FLORIDA THIS MORNING...AND WILL LIFT N OF AREA BY LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AS LOW PRES OVER THE NE GULF OF MEXICO MOVES
SLOWLY E...AND ACROSS NORTHERN FLORIDA TONIGHT...EXITING GEORGIA
COAST SAT MORNING...THEN ACROSS THE SW N ATLC THROUGH TUE.
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL DRAG ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK...REACHING 31N78W TO FLORIDA KEYS SAT
AFTERNOON...THEN FROM BERMUDA TO TURKS AND CAICOS MON EVENING.
STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE COLD FRONT IN THE
FAR NW WATERS SUN INTO MON THEN DIMINISH MON NIGHT AND TUE...AND
GENERATE NORTHERLY SWELL BEHIND FRONT.

SOUTH OF 31N

.TODAY...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
TSTMS AND RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. RAIN AND
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS AND
RAIN.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.


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