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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

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.

ANZ899-270800-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRES WILL
MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TONIGHT INTO SAT NIGHT...AND PASS E OF THE
WATERS SUN. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE NW WATERS EARLY
SUN...MOVE SE INTO THE NRN AND CENTRAL WATERS LATER SUN AND SUN
NIGHT...AND THEN STALL ACROSS THE CENTRAL WATERS MON INTO TUE
WHILE TWO AREAS OF LOW PRES MOVE E ACROSS THE WATERS ALONG THE
FRONT. THE SECOND LOW PRES AREA WILL THEN PASS E OF THE
WATERS LATER TUE WHILE PUSHING A TRAILING COLD FRONT SE OF THE
AREA TUE NIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL SLOWLY BUILD IN FROM THE NW BEHIND
THE LOWS AND FRONT MON NIGHT INTO WED NIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NRN WATERS LATE WED AND WED NIGHT WHILE LOW
PRES DEVELOPS NE OF THE REGION.

$$

ANZ820-270800-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT LATE.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

ANZ915-270800-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO
6 TO 10 FT LATE.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 8 TO
13 FT.

$$

ANZ920-270800-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

$$

ANZ905-270800-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.
.TUE...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.
.WED NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

$$

ANZ910-270800-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
EARLY...THEN...BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.TUE...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT LATE.

$$

ANZ825-270800-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT LATE.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ828-270800-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING W TO SW
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ925-270800-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W LATE. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW LATE. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

ANZ830-270800-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING W TO SW
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ833-270800-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ930-270800-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING NE EARLY...THEN...
BECOMING VARIABLE LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ835-270800-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TONIGHT...E TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...E TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.WED...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ935-270800-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
418 PM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

$$

.FORECASTER BANCROFT. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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