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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S 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.

ANZ899-040315-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...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.

$$

ANZ820-040315-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS SHIFTING TO NE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT...THEN
BECOMING NE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 8
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN
BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ915-040315-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT. RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10
FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...WINDS SHIFTING TO E 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING S TO SE. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. AREAS OF FOG
WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...WINDS VEERING TO SW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING N TO NW 5 TO
15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT.
.FRI...WINDS VEERING TO S TO SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ920-040315-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING S
15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ905-040315-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5
TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO
12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6
TO 10 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14
FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9
TO 15 FT.
.FRI...WINDS DIMINISHING TO S TO SE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7
TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS BECOMING 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ910-040315-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO
12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS BECOMING 20 TO 30 KT...THEN DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7
TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ825-040315-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS EARLY. SCATTERED
TSTMS.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ828-040315-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...WINDS DIMINISHING TO N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO
NW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ925-040315-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO
9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9
FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9
FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ830-040315-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4
TO 8 FT.
.FRI...WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ833-040315-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ930-040315-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.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 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BECOMING 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ835-040315-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY AND TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ935-040315-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1049 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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

$$

.FORECASTER KOSIER. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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