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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
244 AM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS FROM 25 NM
OFFSHORE TO THE HAGUE LINE...EXCEPT TO 1000 FM S OF NEW ENGLAND

CONDITIONS GIVEN REPRESENT THE HIGHEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

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.

.SYNOPSIS FOR NEW ENGLAND WATERS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD
OFFSHORE TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN PASS SE OF THE WATERS WED INTO
WED NIGHT WHILE A WEAK WARM FRONT LIFTS NE ACROSS NEW ENGLAND. A
WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NW THU...MOVE INTO THE
WATERS THU NIGHT...STALL ACROSS THE AREA FRI...THEN RETURN N AS A
WARM FRONT FRI NIGHT. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE W SAT...THEN MOVE OFFSHORE SAT NIGHT.

GULF OF MAINE TO THE HAGUE LINE

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO VARIABLE LESS THAN
10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 2 TO 4
FT.
.SAT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW LATE. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT.

GEORGES BANK...FROM THE NORTHEAST CHANNEL TO THE GREAT SOUTH
CHANNEL INCLUDING WATERS EAST OF CAPE COD...TO THE HAGUE LINE

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT.. SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LESS
THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...WINDS BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT...THEN
BECOMING S TO SW LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FT.

SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND...FROM THE GREAT SOUTH CHANNEL TO HUDSON
CANYON INCLUDING THE WATERS SOUTH OF MARTHAS VINEYARD AND
NANTUCKET ISLAND...OUT TO 1000 FM

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT...BECOMING 2 TO 5 FT...HIGHEST SE.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT...HIGHEST SE.

.FORECASTER VUKITS. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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