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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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

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.

ANZ899-081545-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A LOW PRES CENTER E OF THE CENTRAL
WATERS WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND MOVE OFF TO THE E TONIGHT. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SE INTO THE NRN AND CENTRAL WATERS
THU...THEN CONTINUE SE ACROSS THE SRN WATERS THU NIGHT WHILE A
DEVELOPING LOW ON THE FRONT INTENSIFIES NE OF THE AREA. A STRONG
HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE W FRI THROUGH SAT WHILE A
SERIES OF LOW PRES TROUGHS PASSES SE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS. THE
HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OFFSHORE SAT NIGHT AND SUN...THEN PASS
E OF THE AREA SUN NIGHT WHILE A WARM FRONT PASSES NE ACROSS THE
NRN WATERS. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL THEN MOVE OFFSHORE LATE MON
INTO MON NIGHT.

$$

ANZ820-081545-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST NE.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 1 TO
3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN BECOMING
W TO SW. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

ANZ915-081545-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 6 TO 8
FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...W WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT...THEN BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W
TO SW. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.

$$

ANZ920-081545-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS
8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
9 TO 16 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
9 TO 15 FT.

$$

ANZ905-081545-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT.
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 11 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5
TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
8 TO 13 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 11 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ910-081545-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 11
FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS
11 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KT...
THEN BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
10 TO 14 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 12 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ825-081545-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4
TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST E.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS BECOMING 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 1 TO
3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6
TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ828-081545-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST SE.
.THU...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST NE.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N LESS THAN 10 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 1 TO
3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS BUILDING TO 7
TO 12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
8 FT.

$$

ANZ925-081545-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
6 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI AND FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9
TO 15 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
8 TO 12 FT.

$$

ANZ830-081545-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST NE.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE LESS
THAN 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 1 TO 3
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS BUILDING TO 7
TO 12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
8 FT.

$$

ANZ833-081545-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW.
SEAS 4 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST NE.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT...HIGHEST NE.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
8 FT.

$$

ANZ930-081545-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT.
.MON...S WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO
12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.

$$

ANZ835-081545-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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

$$

ANZ935-081545-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
947 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU...W WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 5 TO 15
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5
TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT...THEN BECOMING
W TO NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER VUKITS. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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