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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

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.

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.

ANZ899-190330-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...Low pressure centered about 250
nm E of Cape Lookout will rapidly intensify while moving NE
across the central and northern waters today and tonight, then
pass well E of the area Fri. A cold front will approach the area
from the NW Sat, move into the northern waters Sat night, then
weaken across the central waters Sun and Sun night. Otherwise, a
high pressure ridge will build E over the area Thu night through
Sun night, then shift E of the waters Mon and Mon night as a cold
front approaches the Eastern Seaboard.

$$

ANZ820-190330-
Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 fm-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. Light freezing
spray.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NW. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SE. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ915-190330-
Between 1000 fm and 38.5N west of 69W-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 9 to 15 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to
10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E to NE 5 to 15 kt. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ920-190330-
Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 fm and south of 38.5N to
250 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 13 to 21 ft. Showers.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 11 to 19 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to
12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ905-190330-
East of 69W to the Hague Line between 1000 fm and 39N-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NE winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...N winds 35 to 45 kt, becoming NW 30 to 40 kt. Seas
11 to 18 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to
14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Seas 6 to
10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.MON...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ910-190330-
East of 69W and south of 39N to 250 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming N 40 to 50 kt. Seas
7 to 12 ft, building to 12 to 19 ft. Showers and scattered TSTMs
with VSBY 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 40 to 50 kt, diminishing to 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 13 to 21 ft. Showers.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to
14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft.
.SAT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.MON...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming E to SE.
Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ825-190330-
Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
9 to 15 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to 20 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to NW 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
1 to 3 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds less than 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ828-190330-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 10 to 18 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to
20 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to
7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ925-190330-
Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon between 100 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 50 to 65 kt, becoming NW 40 to 55 kt.
Seas 15 to 28 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs with VSBY 1 nm or
less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 13 to 21 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to
12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to
7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE. Seas 2 to
4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S 15 to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ830-190330-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 19 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable.
Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...S to SE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4
to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ833-190330-
Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
10 to 18 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.MON...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4
to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ930-190330-
Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear between 100 nm and 250 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 45 to 60 kt, becoming NW 30 to 40 kt.
Seas 15 to 26 ft. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 11 to 20 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas
6 to 11 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...Variable winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ835-190330-
Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 16 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to
15 kt. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.

$$

ANZ935-190330-
Cape Fear to 31N east of 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore-
902 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 11 to 19 ft. Scattered
showers.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 10 to 16 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to
10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.MON...S to SE winds less than 10 kt, increasing to 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Scovil. Ocean Prediction Center.



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