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FZNT23 KWNM 260850
OFFN01

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR NE US WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
350 AM EST SUN FEB 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 STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE E AND SE AWAY FROM THE
AREA TODAY AS RAPIDILY INTENSIFYING LOW PRES TRACKS NE OVER THE
CANADIAN MARITIMES. A WEAK HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE
W LATER TODAY...THEN PASS E ACROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT. A COLD
FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NW MON...THEN MOVE OFFSHORE AND
WEAKEN MON NIGHT. ANOTHER WEAK RIDGE WILL BUILD OFFSHORE LATE MON
NIGHT...THEN PASS E OF THE AREA TUE. A WARM FRONT WILL DEVELOP
JUST S OF THE REGION TUE NIGHT...AND LIFT NE ACROSS THE AREA WED.
ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE W WED
NIGHT...MOVE OFFSHORE THU...THEN PASS E OF THE WATERS THU NIGHT
WHILE AN ASSOCIATED LOW INTENSIFIES NE OF THE AREA.

EASTPORT MAINE TO CAPE COD

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT
EARLY...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT BUILDING
TO 7 TO 12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS ENDING.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.

CAPE COD TO NANTUCKET SHOALS AND GEORGES BANK

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. TSTMS
AND SCATTERED SHOWERS ENDING.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 13 TO
19 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 15 FT.



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