Offshore Waters Forecast (Mid Atlantic)

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Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
340 AM EST Wed Feb 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.

ANZ899-202000-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...High pressure will build SE over
the northern waters today, then shift E of the area tonight. A 
warm front just S of the region will lift N into the waters 
today as coastal low pressure develops along the front near the 
Cape Hatteras. The strengthening low will move NE along the 
northern Mid-Atlantic coast early tonight, then pass NE of the 
area later tonight into Thu while pulling a strong cold front SE
over the area. The cold front will reach the southern waters Thu
night, stall Fri and Fri night, then lift N across the area as a
warm front Sat into Sat night as a low forms along the front. 
High pressure will build SE over the N portion Fri night and 
early Sat, then shift E of the region by Sat night. Low pressure
will pass N of the region Sun and Sun night while pulling an 
associated strong cold front SE across the area. 

$$

ANZ820-202000-
Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 fm-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN NIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 5 to 15 kt early, then
becoming SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow, then sleet.
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW. Seas building
to 5 to 9 ft. Rain. Areas of fog. VSBY 1 NM or less. 
.THU...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. Areas of fog early.
Slight chance of rain. VSBY 1 NM or less early. 
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming N to NW 10 to
20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds less than 10 kt, becoming NE. Seas 2 to
4 ft. 
.SAT...E winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S to SE 15 to
25 kt. Seas building to 4 to 7 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 6 to 11 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 8 to 15 ft. 

$$

ANZ915-202000-
Between 1000 fm and 38.5N west of 69W-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN NIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 10 kt early,
then becoming SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas
3 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 10 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. Slight chance of
rain with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. 
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.SAT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 5 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to
4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas building to 4 to 8 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 7 to 12 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 10 to 17 ft. 

$$

ANZ920-202000-
Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 fm and south of 38.5N to
250 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt early,
then becoming E to SE 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Chance of 
rain. 
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S to SW 25 to
35 kt. Seas building to 7 to 12 ft. Chance of rain early, then 
scattered TSTMs with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU...W to SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas becoming 8 to 16 ft. Rain
with scattered TSTMs and VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 6 to 
10 ft.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S 25 to 35 kt.
Seas building to 6 to 11 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
7 to 12 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 11 to 17 ft. 

$$

ANZ905-202000-
East of 69W to the Hague Line between 1000 fm and 39N-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft. 
.TONIGHT...Winds becoming SE 10 to 20 kt, then S to SE 20 to 30 
kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 8 ft. 
.THU...S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W 25 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft. Chance of rain with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. 
.FRI...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 12 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 9 ft. 
.SAT...N winds 5 to 15 kt, diminishing to less than 10 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming SE 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.SUN...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 6 to 11 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W 30 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 11 to 17 ft. 

$$

ANZ910-202000-
East of 69W and south of 39N to 250 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming variable 5 to
15 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. 
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming S 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 6 to 11 ft. Rain.
.THU...W to SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 10 to 17 ft. 
Showers and scattered TSTMs. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 8 to 13 ft. 
.FRI...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas
subsiding to 4 to 8 ft. 
.SAT...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 9 ft. 
.SUN...S to SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W to SW winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas building to 12 to 
18 ft.

$$

ANZ825-202000-
Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Chance of snow and sleet in the morning, then rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW. Seas building to 6 
to 10 ft. Rain with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to NW 10 to 15 kt. Seas
5 to 9 ft. Rain, then scattered showers. VSBY 1 NM or less. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Slight
chance of rain. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E to NE 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E to SE 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Seas
becoming 4 to 8 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds increasing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas building to 7 to
11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 13 ft. 

$$

ANZ828-202000-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SE 15 to 25 kt. Seas
4 to 7 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft. Rain and a chance of TSTMs. VSBY 1 nm or
less.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W. Seas 6 to 10 ft.
Scattered showers and TSTMs with areas of fog with VSBY 1 nm or 
less early, then a chance of rain. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt.
Seas subsiding to 3 to 6 ft. Chance of rain. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
becoming 4 to 8 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 8 to 14 ft. 

$$

ANZ925-202000-
Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon between 100 nm and 250 nm
offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E 10 to 20 kt early,
then becoming SE 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Chance of rain. 
.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 7 to 12 
ft. Chance of rain and scattered TSTMs. 
.THU...SW winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W to SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
8 to 14 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas subsiding to 5 to 9
ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs ending. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to
7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SE winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming S to SW 25 to
35 kt. Seas building to 6 to 11 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas building to 10 to 17 ft. 

$$

ANZ830-202000-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E to SE 15 to
25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming SW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs with VSBY 1 
nm or less.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to
10 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs with VSBY 1 nm or less. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE 10 to 20 kt.
Seas subsiding to 4 to 7 ft. Chance of rain.
.FRI...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S to SE 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming W to NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 8 to 14 ft. 

$$

ANZ833-202000-
Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. Rain.
.TONIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming SW 15 to 25 kt. Seas
7 to 12 ft. Showers and TSTMs. 
.THU...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas becoming 5 to 9 ft. 
Scattered showers and TSTMs. 
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE. Seas 4 to
7 ft. Chance of rain and TSTMs.
.FRI...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming S to SE 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW. Seas 7 to 13 ft. 

$$

ANZ930-202000-
Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear between 100 nm and 250 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 9 ft. Chance of
rain. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas
building to 7 to 12 ft. Showers and scattered TSTMs. 
.THU...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. Scattered showers
and TSTMs. 
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE. Seas becoming
4 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs. 
.FRI...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.SAT...E winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SE 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to
6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SE winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW. Seas 4 to
7 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt. Seas
building to 8 to 13 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 25 to 35 kt, becoming NW 20 to 30 kt. Seas
8 to 14 ft. 

$$

ANZ835-202000-
Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

...GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN...

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

$$

ANZ935-202000-
Cape Fear to 31N east of 1000 fm to 250 nm offshore-
340 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

.TODAY...E to SE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 11 ft. Chance of
rain and isolated TSTMs. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 10 ft. Scattered
showers and TSTMs. 
.THU...S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to
9 ft. Scattered showers and TSTMs.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 ft. 
Scattered showers and TSTMs. 
.FRI...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. 
.SUN...SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas becoming 6 to 11 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming NW 15 to 25 kt. Seas
7 to 12 ft. 

$$

.Forecaster Mills. Ocean Prediction Center.