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FZNT33 KWBC 130302
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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1002 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS FROM 25 NM
OFFSHORE TO THE HAGUE LINE...EXCEPT TO 1000 FM S OF NEW ENGLAND

CONDITIONS GIVEN REPRESENT THE HIGHEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

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.

.SYNOPSIS FOR NEW ENGLAND WATERS...LOW PRES WILL PASS SE OF THE
AREA TONIGHT AND SAT MORNING WHILE MOVING QUICKLY NE AND
INTENSIFYING. THE LOW PRES WILL ACCELERATE NE SAT NIGHT AND SUN.
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS SAT THEN MOVE E OF THE
AREA SAT NIGHT AND SUN AS STRONG HIGH PRES BUILDS W OF THE AREA.
A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SUN NIGHT AND PASS E OF THE
AREA MON INTO MON NIGHT. A STRONG LOW PRES WILL APPROACH FROM THE
SW LATE MON NIGHT AND TUE...THEN PASS JUST W THEN NW OF THE AREA
TUE NIGHT WHILE DRAGGING A STRONG COLD FRONT OFFSHORE. A TROUGH
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA WED WITH HIGH PRES BUILDING INTO THE
AREA WED NIGHT.

GULF OF MAINE TO THE HAGUE LINE

...GALE WARNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY AND WIDESPREAD SNOW.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT. LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY AND CHANCE OF SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY AND CHANCE OF SNOW WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT. MODERATE
FREEZING SPRAY AND CHANCE OF SNOW WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 17 TO 27 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 23 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.

GEORGES BANK...FROM THE NORTHEAST CHANNEL TO THE GREAT SOUTH
CHANNEL INCLUDING WATERS EAST OF CAPE COD...TO THE HAGUE LINE

...GALE WARNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. WIDESPREAD SNOW
AND LIGHT FREEZING SPRAY.
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. CHANCE OF
SNOW.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 21 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO 22 FT. LIGHT
FREEZING SPRAY AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 15 TO 30 FT.
.WED...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 17 TO 27 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 18 FT.

SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND...FROM THE GREAT SOUTH CHANNEL TO HUDSON
CANYON INCLUDING THE WATERS SOUTH OF MARTHA`S VINEYARD AND
NANTUCKET ISLAND...OUT TO 1000 FM

...GALE WARNING...
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. WIDESPREAD SNOW.
.SAT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. LIGHT FREEZING
SPRAY.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 20 FT. HEAVY
FREEZING SPRAY AND SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR
LESS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 20 FT. HEAVY FREEZING
SPRAY AND CHANCE OF SNOW WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 20 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 15 TO 30 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 15 TO 23 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.

.FORECASTER ROWLAND. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.


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