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FZNT24 KWNM 260851
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
451 AM EDT SUN MAR 26 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 HIGH PRES RIDGE ACROSS THE S WATERS WILL SHIFT N
INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS TODAY INTO TONIGHT WHILE WEAKENING. A
COLD FRONT WILL STALL AND WEAKEN OFF THE DELMARVA COAST TODAY
INTO TONIGHT. A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN N OF THE FRONT
TODAY...THEN SHIFT NE OF THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH TUE. THE
STALLED FRONT WILL LIFT NE ACROSS THE AREA AS A WARM FRONT LATE
TONIGHT INTO MON NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NW
LATE TUE...MOVE OFFSHORE INTO THE NW PORTION TUE NIGHT...THEN
CONTINUE SE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND S WATERS WED INTO WED NIGHT
WHILE A HIGH PRES RIDGE BUILDS IN FROM THE NW. THE HIGH PRES
RIDGE WILL THEN SLOWLY BUILD OFFSHORE THU INTO THU NIGHT WHILE A
SERIES OF LOW PRES TROUGHS PASS SE ACROSS THE NE PORTION.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY
1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF
FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW...THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

.TODAY...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.



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