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FZNT24 KWNM 201540
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1040 AM EST SAT DEC 20 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 HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL DRIFT NE FROM THE MID ATLC
STATES TODAY INTO SUN...AND PASS WELL N OF THE WATERS SUN NIGHT
INTO MON. A LOW PRES TROUGH WILL PERSIST OFF THE S CAROLINA COAST
TODAY INTO SUN. LOW PRES WILL FORM ALONG THE TROUGH OFF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA COAST SUN NIGHT...DRIFT N OVER THE MID ATLC WATERS NEAR
THE COAST MON THROUGH TUE...THEN DISSIPATE JUST OFF THE NEW
JERSEY COAST TUE NIGHT. THE LOW WILL PULL A WARM FRONT N ACROSS
THE WATERS SUN NIGHT THROUGH TUE. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE E
AND APPROACH THE COAST EARLY WED...THEN MOVE OFFSHORE LATER WED
AND WED NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON...WINDS BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO
11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...SHIFTING TO W 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS BUILDING TO 13 TO 18 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...E WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...WINDS BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO
13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...EXCEPT W PORTION SHIFTING TO W
25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 17 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. WIDESPREAD
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO
14 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...EXCEPT W PORTION SHIFTING TO W
25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.



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