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NOAA>NWS>NCEP>OPC>Marine>Atlantic>Offshore>Offshore Waters Forecast (Mid Atlantic)

Offshore Waters Forecast (Mid Atlantic)

New zones were implemented April 1, 2014 (see details)

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FZNT22 KWBC 020235
OFFNT2

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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.

ANZ899-030245-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...LOW PRES OVER THE FAR NE WATERS
WILL MOVE OFF TO THE NE TONIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OFFSHORE
TONIGHT...MOVE SE THROUGH THE WATERS THU...THEN CONTINUE MOVING E
THU NIGHT AND FRI WHILE MAINTAINING A RIDGE ACROSS THE SRN
WATERS. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE E AND APPROACH THE MID ATLC
COAST THU NIGHT INTO FRI NIGHT...THEN MOVE SE THROUGH THE WATERS
LATE FRI NIGHT AND SAT AS DEVELOPING LOW PRES MOVES NE AND PASSES
TO THE N OF THE AREA. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION FROM
THE W SAT NIGHT...MOVE E THROUGH THE WATERS SUN...THEN PASS E OF
THE AREA SUN NIGHT WHILE MAINTAINING A RIDGE OVER THE S PORTION.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE NRN WATERS SUN AND SUN
NIGHT...AND STALL JUST N OF THE REGION MON INTO MON NIGHT. 

$$

ANZ820-030245-
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO SW. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO 16 FT. 
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 

$$

ANZ915-030245-
BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 38.5N WEST OF 69W-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 11 TO 16 FT. 
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
11 TO 19 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT. 
.SUN...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
6 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT. 
.MON...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
5 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

$$

ANZ920-030245-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO
250 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. 
.SAT...SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS
12 TO 20 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. 
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. 
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

$$

ANZ905-030245-
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...
...STORM FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SAT...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 9 TO
15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT. 
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 35 TO 50 KT. SEAS 14 TO 23 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT. 
.SUN...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 15 FT. 
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS
6 TO 11 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. 

$$

ANZ910-030245-
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. 
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 15 TO 21 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT. 
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. 
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 

$$

ANZ825-030245-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
1 TO 3 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9
FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. 
.SAT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
8 TO 14 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO
20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 

$$

ANZ828-030245-
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. 
.SAT...SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
8 TO 14 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
1 TO 3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

$$

ANZ925-030245-
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM
OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 17 FT. 
.SAT...SW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS
11 TO 18 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.MON...W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

$$

ANZ830-030245-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. 
.SAT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO
13 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 1 TO
3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 

$$

ANZ833-030245-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. 
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
7 TO 12 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT. 
.MON...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

$$

ANZ930-030245-
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 30 TO
40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. 
.SAT...SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO
14 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 

$$

ANZ835-030245-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SAT...

.TONIGHT...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
5 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN...E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 6 FT. 

$$

ANZ935-030245-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-
1035 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SAT NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 25 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 6 TO 11 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO
15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

$$

.FORECASTER NOLT. OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER.



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