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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 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.

ANZ899-050300-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A STATIONARY FRONT WILL PERSIST
ACROSS THE NRN WATERS TODAY. A SERIES OF WEAK LOWS WILL TRACK NE
ALONG THE FRONT TODAY. A STRONGER LOW WILL MOVE NE OFF CAPE
HATTERAS EARLY TODAY...THEN PASS NE OVER THE WATERS LATER TODAY
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...MOVE SE ACROSS THE AREA SUN...THEN STALL
OVER THE CENTRAL AND SRN WATERS SUN NIGHT.

$$

ANZ820-050300-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT...THEN INCREASING TO
10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO W TO NW 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING W
TO SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7
FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3
TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ915-050300-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BECOMING 8
TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.

$$

ANZ920-050300-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO E 15 TO 25 KT...THEN BECOMING S TO SW
10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO NW 15 TO 25 KT...THEN BECOMING W TO SW
5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.

$$

ANZ905-050300-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.TONIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...S WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN INCREASING TO 35 TO
45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 12 TO 21 FT. RAIN.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9
TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 25
KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

ANZ910-050300-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 17 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 13 TO 21 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS VEERING TO W TO NW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

ANZ825-050300-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
AREAS OF FOG AND SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...WINDS BACKING TO N 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO SW LESS THAN 10 KT...THEN BECOMING
W. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ828-050300-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING N
TO NE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FT.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO
9 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT...THEN
BECOMING W. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT...THEN BECOMING SW 15
TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ925-050300-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY AND TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO
11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...WINDS BACKING TO S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15
KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ830-050300-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...WINDS DIMINISHING TO E TO NE 5 TO 15 KT...THEN BECOMING
SE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

ANZ833-050300-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT.

$$

ANZ930-050300-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...THEN BECOMING W 10 TO 20
KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

$$

ANZ835-050300-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

$$

ANZ935-050300-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1045 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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

$$

.FORECASTER KOSIER. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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