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NAVTEX Marine Forecast for Mid-Atlantic states waters
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
436 AM EDT Thu Apr 18 2024

Conditions given represent the highest within that period.

Locally higher winds and seas can be expected in and near tstms.

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

.SYNOPSIS...A high pressure ridge over the far S waters this
morning will drift SE of the area today into Sun. A warm front
across the central waters will drift N today as developing low
pressure moves off the Mid-Atlantic coast. The low will drift
slowly E to SE across the N and central waters tonight into Fri
while pulling a weak cold front across the area, then move slowly
NE over the far NE waters Fri night and Sat. A cold front will
move E and SE over the waters Sat and Sat night, and stall over
the S and central waters Sun. A series of low pressure centers
will move NE along the front Sun night into Mon night. High
pressure will build E across the N waters Sun and Sun night, and
then shift well E of the region Mon and Mon night.

Sandy Hook to 37.5N

.TODAY...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. Showers and
tstms with vsby 1 nm or less.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.FRI...E winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft. Scattered showers
and tstms.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. Chance
of rain.
.SAT...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.SUN...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

37.5N to Cape Hatteras

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TODAY...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Tstms and
scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.FRI...N to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.FRI NIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
Chance of rain with vsby 1 nm or less.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.MON...NE winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.

Cape Hatteras to Murrells Inlet

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE MON...

.TODAY...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Tstms and
scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.FRI...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Showers and
scattered tstms.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Chance of
rain.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft.
.MON NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.