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FZNT24 KWNM 030900
OFFN02

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID ATLANTIC STATES WATERS
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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 STATIONARY FRONT WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE NRN WATERS
TODAY INTO TONIGHT. A SERIES OF WEAK LOWS WILL TRACK NE ALONG THE
FRONT TODAY INTO WED. A STRONGER LOW WILL MOVE NE OFF CAPE
HATTERAS EARLY WED...THEN PASS NE OVER THE WATERS LATER WED INTO
THU...WHILE PULLING A COLD FRONT E ACROSS THE AREA. ANOTHER LOW
WILL FORM NEAR THE MID ATLC COAST LATE THU...THEN DRIFT NE ACROSS
THE WATERS THU NIGHT INTO FRI NIGHT. A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD
SLOWLY E OVER THE CENTRAL AND SRN WATERS SAT AND SAT NIGHT.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE AND APPROACH THE NRN MID ATLC
COAST SAT NIGHT.

SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT EARLY.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. TSTMS AND
SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.



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