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NOAA>NWS>NCEP>OPC>Marine>Atlantic>High Seas>North Atlantic High Seas Forecast

North Atlantic High Seas Forecast

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FZNT01 KWBC 080348
HSFAT1

HIGH SEAS FORECAST FOR METAREA IV
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC 
0430 UTC MON FEB 08 2016 

CCODE/1:31:04:01:00/AOW/NWS/CCODE 
SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS 

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. 

PAN PAN 

NORTH ATLANTIC NORTH OF 31N TO 67N AND WEST OF 35W 

SYNOPSIS VALID 0000 UTC FEB 08 
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC FEB 09 
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC FEB 10 

.WARNINGS. 

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING... 
.LOW 33N75W 986 MB MOVING NE 30 KT. OVER FORECAST WATERS BETWEEN 
90 NM AND 180 NM W SEMICIRCLE WINDS 50 TO 65 KT. SEAS 22 TO 30 
FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 360 NM NE...300 NM SE...AND 180 NM SW 
QUADRANTS WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 12 TO 22 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 
31N TO 40N W OF 60W WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 41N63W 979 MB. BETWEEN 90 NM AND 240 NM N 
AND 120 NM AND 360 NM S SEMICIRCLES WINDS 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 18 
TO 38 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 660 NM NE...780 NM SE...600 NM 
SW...AND 360 NM NW QUADRANTS WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 24 
FT. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 47N53W 987 MB. WITHIN 420 NM NE...900 NM 
SE...AND 120 NM S QUADRANTS WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 27 FT. 

...STORM WARNING... 
.OVER FORECAST WATERS E OF GREENLAND AND N OF A LINE FROM 60N42W 
TO 63N35W AREA OF N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 16 TO 24 FT. 
ELSEWHERE N OF 60N E OF GREENLAND WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 
21 FT.
.18 HOUR FORECAST NEW LOW 58N38W 981 MB. WITHIN 120 NM S OF A 
LINE FROM 59N45W TO 57N36W WINDS 45 TO 60 KT. SEAS 18 TO 28 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 58N38W 988 MB. WITHIN 120 NM S OF A LINE 
FROM 60N47W TO 57N40W TO 56N35W WINDS 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 14 TO 27 
FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 300 NM N AND S...AND 720 NM W QUADRANTS 
WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 22 FT...HIGHEST S QUADRANT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 57N36W 1001 MB. WITHIN 180 NM S OF A LINE 
FROM 61N49W TO 58N39W WINDS 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 21 FT. 

...STORM WARNING... 
.24 HOUR FORECAST OVER FORECAST WATERS W OF A LINE FROM 35N76W 
TO 31N74W AREA OF SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. 
.36 HOUR FORECAST NEW LOW 36N71W 995 MB. WITHIN 180 NM E OF A 
LINE FROM LOW CENTER TO 31N72W WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 16 TO 20 
FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW 42N62W 987 MB. WITHIN 360 NM SE AND 600 NM 
SW QUADRANTS WINDS 40 TO 55 KT. SEAS 20 TO 28 FT. ELSEWHERE 
WITHIN 180 NM NE...720 NM SE...1140 NM SW...AND 120 NM NW 
QUADRANTS WINDS 25 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 23 FT. 

...GALE WARNING... 
.OVER ICE FREE FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 420 NM S OF A LINE FROM 
60N44W TO 58N35W AREA OF W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 12 TO 
27 FT.  
.24 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS WELL E OF AREA. 

...GALE WARNING... 
.LOW INLAND 51N56W 1003 MB MOVING SE 30 KT. OVER FORECAST WATERS 
WITHIN 300 NM SE AND 360 NM S QUADRANTS WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 
TO 11 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 50N35W 1010 MB. E OF A LINE FROM 50N42W TO 
45N35W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 14.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSIPATED. ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS E OF 
AREA. 

...GALE WARNING...
.LOW 41N54W 1018 MB MOVING NE 30 KT. WITHIN 240 NM SE QUADRANT 
WINDS TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW 45N39W 1013 MB. OVER FORECAST WATERS 
WITHIN 360 NM SE AND 300 NM S QUADRANTS WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 
9 TO 14 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSPATED AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS E OF 
AREA.

...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING ... 
.MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY OVER ICE FREE FORECAST WATERS 
W OF A LINE FROM 66N53W TO 61N53W TO 57N56W TO 55N51W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY NW AND W OF A 
LINE FROM 61N49W TO 56N55W AND FROM 49N TO 51N W OF 50W. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST MODERATE TO HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY N OF 61N AND 
W OF GREENLAND.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST. 

.LOW 43N39W 1019 MB MOVING E 25 KT. OVER FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 
240 NM SE OF A FRONT FROM 43N35W TO LOW CENTER TO 39N46W WINDS 
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW DISSIPATED. ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS E OF 
AREA.

.DENSE FOG. 24 HOUR FORECAST VSBY OCCASIONALLY LESS THAN 1 NM 
FROM 40N TO 43N BETWEEN 42W AND 46W. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST DENSE FOG FROM 41N TO 48N BETWEEN 35W AND 53W. 

.HIGH 43N49W 1026 MB MOVING SE 30 KT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST HIGH DISSIPATED. 

.FORECASTER BELL. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND 
GULF OF MEXICO.

SYNOPSIS VALID 0000 UTC MON FEB 08.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC TUE FEB 09.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC WED FEB 10.

.WARNINGS.

...ATLC STORM WARNING...
.COLD FRONT FROM 31N680W TO 25N71W TO 21N75W. N OF 29N BETWEEN
70W AND 77W W TO NW WINDS 40 TO 50 KT. SEAS 16 TO 22 FT.
ELSEWHERE N OF 27N W OF FRONT TO 78W W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA W OF FRONT W TO NW WINDS 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT OUTSIDE BAHAMAS. N OF 27N E OF FRONT
TO 67W S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. ELSEWHERE N
OF 24N E OF FRONT TO A LINE FROM 31N60W TO 24N65W S TO SW WINDS
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. 
.12 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 31N63W TO 26N65W TO 20N71W. N
OF 29N BETWEEN 68W AND 73W W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 45 KT. SEAS 18 TO
30 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF 27N W OF FRONT TO 77W W TO NW WINDS 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA W OF FRONT WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT PRIMARILY IN NW SWELL OUTSIDE THE
BAHAMAS. N OF 28N E OF FRONT TO 60W S TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF 24N E OF FRONT TO 56W S TO SW
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 31N58W TO 24N65W THEN
STATIONARY TO 20N71W. N OF 30N W OF FRONT TO 70W SW TO W WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 14 TO 21 FT PRIMARILY IN NW SWELL. ELSEWHERE N
OF 22N W OF FRONT TO 70W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT
PRIMARILY IN NW SWELL...EXCEPT 12 TO 18 FT N OF 26N. N OF 28N E
OF FRONT TO A LINE FROM 31N53W TO 28N58W S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25
KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT PRIMARILY IN NE SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST DISSIPATING STATIONARY FRONT FROM 31N59W TO
26N65W TO 20N71W. N OF 28N E OF FRONT TO A LINE FROM 31N55W TO
TO 28N60W S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 13 FT IN MIXED
NE AND NW SWELL. ELSEWHERE N OF 20N E OF FRONT TO 50W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT PRIMARILY IN NW SWELL.

...ATLC GALE WARNING...
.24 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM W. N OF 29N W OF
77W SW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE W OF LINE
FROM 31N73W TO 26N79W SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. REMAINDER OF AREA N
OF 23N W OF 70W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT PRIMARILY
IN NE SWELL...EXCEPT 12 TO 15 FT N OF 27N E OF 73W.
.36 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 31N73W TO 23N81W. N OF 27N W
OF FRONT SW TO W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. S OF 27N W
OF FRONT W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT NE OF
BAHAMAS. N OF 29N E OF FRONT TO 68W SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS
10 TO 14 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF 25N E OF FRONT TO A LINE FRONT
31N62W TO 25N70W SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
REMAINDER OF AREA N OF 21N W OF LINE FROM 31N53W TO 21N63W WINDS
20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT PRIMARILY IN NW SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 31N67W TO 22N77W. N OF 29N W
OF FRONT SW TO W WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 19 FT. ELSEWHERE
N OF 27N W OF FRONT SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
N OF 27N E OF FRONT TO A LINE FROM 31N62W TO 27N67W SW WINDS 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA N OF 25N W OF LINE
FROM 31N59W TO 26N65W TO 20N71W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT PRIMARILY IN NW SWELL.

...GULF OF MEXICO GALE WARNING...
.18 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 30N85W TO 26N88W TO 26N96W. N
OF 26N E OF 90W W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9
FT. N OF 26N W OF 90W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 27N83W TO 25N90W TO 23N97W. N
OF FRONT E OF 90W W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
ELSEWHERE N OF 25N E OF 90W W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS TO 8
FT. N OF 25N W OF 90W N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. 
.36 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT 23N81W TO 21N90W TO 21N97W. N OF
FRONT E OF 94W NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 35 KT N OF
27N E OF 87W. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST N OF 27N E OF 87W. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT SE OF AREA. N OF 25N E OF 90W NW
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF 22N E OF 90W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC S OF 20N BETWEEN 40W AND 58W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8
TO 9 FT PRIMARILY IN NE SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST S OF 18N BETWEEN 43W AND 58W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT PRIMARILY IN NE SWELL.
.36 HOUR FORECAST FROM 13N TO 20N E OF 45W AND...S OF 20N
BETWEEN 45W AND 57W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT
PRIMARILY IN NE SWELL. FROM 22N TO 26N E OF 40W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 FT PRIMARILY IN N SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST SE OF LINE FROM 25N35W TO 20N50W TO 20N65W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN MIXED NE AND N SWELL.

.CARIBBEAN COLD FRONT FROM 21N75W TO 18N80W TO 11N84W. S OF
18NWOF FRONT TO 86W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST STATIONARY FRONT FROM 20N71W TO 17N79W TO
12N82W TO 11N83W. S OF 18N W OF FRONT TO 84W N WINDS 20 TO 25
KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.36 HOUR FORECAST STATIONARY FRONT FROM 20N72W TO 15N80W TO
11N82W. S OF 18N W OF FRONT NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT
25 TO 30 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF THE COAST OF NICARAGUA. SEAS 8 TO 9
FT. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST STATIONARY FRONT FROM 20N71W TO 18N79W TO
10N80W. S OF 18N W OF FRONT TO 84W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...
EXCEPT 25 TO 30 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS WITHIN 90 NM OF THE COAST
OF NICARAGUA. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. 

.CARIBBEAN FROM 10N TO 13N BETWEEN 72W AND 77W NE TO E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. S OF 15N BETWEEN 65W AND 72W E TO SE
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

$$
.FORECASTER GR. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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