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NAVTEX Marine Forecast for Mid-Atlantic states waters
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
443 AM EDT Wed Aug 16 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...Hurricane Gert was located at 36.0N 68.4W at 5 am
this morning and was moving northeast or 45 degrees at 18 kt.
Gert is expected to track NE to near 37.7N 64.8W by 2 pm today,
then move off to the E tonight. Otherwise, a weak stationary
front will form across central waters today, persist over the
region tonight through Thu night, then slowly lift NE across the
waters as a warm front Fri through Sat. A high pres ridge will
build just N of the area Thu and Thu night, then shift NE of the
area Fri and Fri night. A weak cold front will push SE into the
NW portion Sat night, then continue slowly SE across the N and
central waters Sun into Sun night as another ridge builds in from
the NW.

Sandy Hook to 37.5N

.TODAY...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.

37.5N to Cape Hatteras

.TODAY...Variable winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.THU...E to NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Cape Hatteras to Murrells Inlet

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.THU...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.FRI...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.



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