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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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.

ANZ899-212030-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL BUILD
OFFSHORE TODAY...THEN PASS N OF THE WATERS TONIGHT INTO MON. LOW
PRES WILL DRIFT N OVER THE WATERS NEAR THE COAST TODAY THROUGH
TUE...THEN DISSIPATE NEAR THE NEW JERSEY COAST TUE NIGHT. THE LOW
WILL PULL A WARM FRONT N ACROSS THE WATERS LATER SUN THROUGH TUE.
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE E AND APPROACH THE SE COAST EARLY
WED...MOVE OFFSHORE LATER WED AND WED NIGHT...THEN PASS E OF THE
WATERS THU. ANOTHER RIDGE WILL BUILD E INTO THE REGION LATE THU
AND THU NIGHT.

$$

ANZ820-212030-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

$$

ANZ915-212030-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N LATE. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

$$

ANZ920-212030-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.

$$

ANZ905-212030-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 19 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.

$$

ANZ910-212030-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE THU...

.TODAY AND TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E LATE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W TO SW LATE. SEAS 12 TO
18 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.

$$

ANZ825-212030-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ828-212030-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. RAIN...CHANGING TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.MON NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING VARIABLE LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ925-212030-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. RAIN...CHANGING
TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.

$$

ANZ830-212030-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ833-212030-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. RAIN...CHANGING TO SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W LESS THAN
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.

$$

ANZ930-212030-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO NE 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.

$$

ANZ835-212030-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.

$$

ANZ935-212030-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
320 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE WED NIGHT...

.TODAY...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.

$$

.FORECASTER SCOVIL. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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