NAVTEX Marine Forecast (Portsmouth, VA)

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NAVTEX Marine Forecast for Mid-Atlantic states waters
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
454 PM EDT Tue Oct 23 2018

Conditions given represent the highest within that period.

...Please refer to Coastal Waters Forecasts (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed coastal
waters forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure remains over the far southern waters
through this evening. Low pressure moves off of the New England
coast tonight, and a cold front will move through the waters late
tonight and Wednesday as the low moves toward the Canadian
Maritimes. The low remains over the Canadian Maritimes Wednesday
night into Thursday night as high pressure gradually builds in
from the west. Low pressure will approach from the southeast
states late Thursday night and move into the waters Friday. The
low strengthens as it reaches Delmarva Friday night and the New
England coast on Saturday. A trough will be over the waters
Saturday night, with yet another low developing over the mid- 
Atlantic waters Sunday and moving north of the waters Sunday 
night as high pressure builds east over the far southern waters. 

Sandy Hook to 37.5N

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 
.WED...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. 
.THU...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. 
Seas building to 14 to 22 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 13 to 22 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft.
.SUN...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 

37.5N to Cape Hatteras

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated TSTMs with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.WED...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.THU...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...SE winds increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to
15 to 22 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 11 to 15 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 14 ft. 
.SUN...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. 

Cape Hatteras to Murrells Inlet

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated TSTMs. 
.WED...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Scattered showers
and TSTMs. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.THU...N to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI...SE winds increasing to 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 
10 to 17 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft. 
.SAT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.