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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

West central North Atlantic continental shelf and slope waters
beyond 20 nm to 250 nm offshore, including south 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.

ANZ899-202030-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A high pressure area across the
northern waters today will move NE of the area tonight. A
coastal front just off the SE coast will remain nearly stationary
through this afternoon. Low pressure will develop along the
front late this afternoon into tonight, then track NE and
parallel to the coast Thu and Thu night while intensifying. The
low will pass N of the waters later Thu night and Fri while
further strengthening and pulling a cold front across the waters.
Another cold front will cross the northern and central waters
Fri night into Sat. High pressure will build E to the coast Fri
night and Sat, move SE across the central and southern waters Sat
night and Sun, and then shift E of the area Sun night.

$$

ANZ820-202030-
Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 fm-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to NE, then,
becoming E to SE. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Chance of rain.
.THU...SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 6 to 10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 8 to
11 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 8 to 14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to 17 ft.
.SAT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 18 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas subsiding to 8 to 13 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to
SW. Seas subsiding to 5 to 8 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ915-202030-
Between 1000 fm and 38.5N west of 69W-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds less than 10 kt, becoming E. Seas 2 to
4 ft.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 6 to 10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W to SW 25 to
35 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. Rain.
.FRI...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft, building to 11 to
19 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.SAT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 14 to 23 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 30 to 40 kt, diminishing to 25 to 30 kt.
Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas
subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.

$$

ANZ920-202030-
Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 fm and south of 38.5N to
250 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 10 to 20 kt,
then, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 7
to 11 ft. Scattered showers. Scattered TSTMs.
.THU NIGHT...S to SE winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft.
Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.FRI...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 11 to 18 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 12 to 21 ft.
.SAT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 14 to 24 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 14 to 23 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas
subsiding to 7 to 12 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.

$$

ANZ905-202030-
East of 69W to the Hague Line between 1000 fm and 39N-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...E to NE winds less than 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SE 25 to 35 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft, building to 10 to 16 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 35 to 45 kt, becoming W to SW 30 to 40 kt. Seas
building to 11 to 19 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to SW winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 15 to 19 ft.
.SAT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 16 to 25 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming NW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
15 to 25 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 9 to 15 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.

$$

ANZ910-202030-
East of 69W and south of 39N to 250 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming NE 10 to 20 kt,
then, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 4 to 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S to SE 25 to
35 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft, building to 10 to 16 ft. Showers and
scattered TSTMs.
.FRI...S to SE winds 30 to 40 kt, becoming W. Seas 10 to 18 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas building to 15 to 21 ft.
.SAT...W winds 40 to 45 kt. Seas building to 19 to 25 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 35 to 40 kt, becoming NW 25 to 35 kt. Seas
14 to 24 ft.
.SUN...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 8 to 14 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 9 ft.

$$

ANZ825-202030-
Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft. Rain.
.THU...SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 7 to 12 ft. Rain.
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W. Seas 7 to
12 ft.
.FRI...W winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 9 to 15 ft.
.SAT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 10 to 16 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding
to 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10
to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ828-202030-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. Rain.
.THU...SE winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft. Scattered TSTMs.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 9 to 15
ft.
.SAT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
9 to 15 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW.
Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ925-202030-
Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon between 100 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming SE 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W 20 to 30 kt. Seas
9 to 13 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.FRI...W winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to
17 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 35 to 45 kt. Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.SAT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 22 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 12 to 20 ft.
.SUN...NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15
kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ830-202030-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft. Chance of
rain.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 11
ft. Rain.
.THU...SE winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
8 to 12 ft. Scattered TSTMs.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt,
diminishing to 25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to
14 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 9
ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ833-202030-
Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming E to SE 20 to
30 kt. Seas 9 to 16 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 13 ft.
Rain.
.THU...SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
8 to 14 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NW winds diminishing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 8 ft.
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ930-202030-
Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear between 100 nm and 250 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
11 to 19 ft. Chance of rain.
.TONIGHT...E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 8 to 13 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. Scattered
TSTMs.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas 10 to
16 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 15
ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft.
.SUN...N to NW winds diminishing to 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to
NW. Seas subsiding to 6 to 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 20 kt.
Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.

$$

ANZ835-202030-
Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NE winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming E to NE, then,
becoming SE 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 16 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas subsiding to 7 to 13
ft.
.THU...Winds becoming W to NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW.
Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt. Seas
7 to 11 ft.
.SAT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 15 kt.
Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SE. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas
2 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ935-202030-
Cape Fear to 31N east of 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore-
458 AM EDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
9 to 15 ft building to 11 to 19 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 10 to 13
ft.
.THU...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. Scattered
showers.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 8 to 13 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas
6 to 10 ft.
.SUN...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds less than 10 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to
5 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Rowland. Ocean Prediction Center.



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