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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1015 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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 HIGH PRES RIDGE ACROSS THE SRN
WATERS WILL DRIFT SE OF THE WATERS EARLY TONIGHT. A WARM FRONT
WILL MOVE NE OFF THE MID ATLC COAST THIS AFTERNOON...THEN CONTINUE
NE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS TONIGHT INTO WED. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS
SE ACROSS THE WATERS WED INTO WED NIGHT AS A STRENGTHENING LOW
PASSES E AND SE OVER THE NRN PORTION. THE LOW WILL MOVE OFF TO THE
E OF THE WATERS THU INTO THU NIGHT WHILE INTENSIFYING...AS HIGH
PRES BUILDS E INTO THE WATERS. THE HIGH WILL CROSS THE WATERS FROM
W TO E LATE THU NIGHT INTO FRI AS IT WEAKENS. A DEVELOPING LOW
WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST NEAR CAPE HATTERAS FRI NIGHT...PASS E
ACROSS THE CENTRAL WATERS SAT...THEN MOVE OFF TO THE E SAT NIGHT
WHILE A WEAK HIGH PRES RIDGE BUILDS TOWARDS THE COAST.

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

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN AND AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.

BALTIMORE CANYON TO THE HAGUE LINE SOUTH OF 1000 FM

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 7 TO
13 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
7 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

.FORECASTER BANCROFT. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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