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FZNT24 KWNM 270849
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
449 AM EDT MON MAR 27 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 SRN WATERS WILL WEAKEN
TODAY. A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING E OFF THE DELMARVA COAST WILL
LIFT NE ACROSS THE AREA AS A WARM FRONT LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. 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 SRN WATERS WED INTO WED NIGHT WHILE A HIGH PRES RIDGE
BUILDS IN FROM THE NW. THE HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD OFFSHORE
THU INTO THU NIGHT WHILE A SERIES OF LOW PRES TROUGHS PASS SE
ACROSS THE NE PORTION...THEN CONTINUE E ACROSS THE WATERS FRI
INTO FRI NIGHT. A DEVELOPING LOW WITH A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE W FRI...THEN MOVE OFFSHORE FRI NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

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

.TODAY...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT...
THEN BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. AREAS OF
FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.FRI...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

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

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N 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 NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

.TODAY...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE...THEN
BECOMING VARIABLE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 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 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.



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