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FZNT24 KWNM 231550
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1050 AM EST THU FEB 23 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...HIGH PRES CENTERED E OF THE CENTRAL WATERS WILL MOVE
E AWAY FROM THE REGION TODAY INTO FRI NIGHT WHILE MAINTAINING A
RIDGE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NRN WATERS. A LOW PRES AREA NEAR THE
E COAST OF FLORIDA WILL SLOWLY APPROACH FROM THE SW TODAY INTO
FRI...MOVE N INTO THE SE PORTION FRI NIGHT...THEN ACCELERATE TO
THE NE SAT INTO SAT NIGHT WHILE BECOMING ABSORBED BY A STRONG
COLD FRONT MOVING E ACROSS THE REGION. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD E
TOWARDS THE WATERS SUN...MOVE E ACROSS THE AREA SUN NIGHT AND
MON...THEN STRENGTHEN E OF THE REGION MON NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SAT NIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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