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FZNT34 KWBC 161544
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Marine Weather HF Voice Broadcast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
1144 AM EDT Wed Aug 16 2017

West central North Atlantic continental shelf and slope waters
beyond 20 nm to 250 nm offshore, including south of Georges Bank
from 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore.

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 MID ATLC WATERS...Hurricane Gert was located at
37.4N 65.7W at 11 am this morning and was moving northeast  at
22 kt. Gert is forecast to track NE to near 39.0N 61.3W by 8 pm
tonight and continue to move rapidly NE overnight and Thu.
Otherwise, a stationary front will extend over the nrn areas of
the offshore waters today. A weak cold front will move into the N
waters later this afternoon and merge with the stalled front,
then persist over this region tonight through Thu night, then
slowly lift NE and N of the waters as a warm front Fri and Fri
night. A high pres ridge will build just N of the area Thu and
Thu night, then shift NE of the area Fri and Fri night. A weak
cold front will push SE into the NW portion Sat night, then
continue slowly SE across the N and central waters Sun into Sun
night as another ridge builds in from the NW.

Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon including the waters west of
39.3N 71.9W...SW to 37.7N 72.9W

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.THU...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than
10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NW winds less than 10 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 2 to
3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Baltimore Canyon to the Hague Line south of 1000 fm

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft, subsiding
to 5 to 9 ft.
.THU...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon out to 36N 70W to 34N 71W

.TODAY...N to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
4 to 7 ft. TSTMs and scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers and
TSTMs.
.THU...NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming variable. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming N to NE.
Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear out to 34N 71W to 32N 73W

.TODAY...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers and
TSTMs.
.THU...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Cape Fear to 31N out to 32N 73W to 31N 74W

.TODAY...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers.
.THU...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. TSTMs and
scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

.Forecaster Rowland. Ocean Prediction Center.


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