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FZNT25 KWNM 180900
OFFN03

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR SE US WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
400 AM EST WED JAN 18 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...A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NE ACROSS THE N WATERS EARLY
TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS SE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY INTO
TONIGHT AS A STRENGTHENING LOW PASSES E AND SE OVER THE N WATERS.
THE LOW WILL INTENSIFY E OF THE WATERS THU INTO THU NIGHT...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 NEAR THE
COAST. A DEVELOPING LOW PRES AREA WILL MOVE NE TOWARD THE OHIO
VALLEY SUN AND SUN NIGHT AND PUSH A STRONG WARM FRONT OFF THE MID
ATLC COAST. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE SE COAST LATE
SUN NIGHT.

MURRELLS INLET TO 31N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.

SOUTH OF 31N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN NIGHT...

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
9 TO 14 FT.



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