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FZNT22 KWBC 260915  
OFFNT2  
 
OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST  
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
 
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.  
 
ANZ899-261945-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS
 
A SURFACE FRONT EXTENDING E FROM  
S OF CAPE FEAR WILL MEANDER ALONG THE CAROLINA AND DELMARVA  
COASTS TODAY, WITH LOW PRESSURE MOVING E ALONG THE FRONT  
TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS S LATER TONIGHT INTO WED  
AS A COLD FRONT MOVES S OVER THE WATERS. A MORE SIGNIFICANT LOW  
PRESSURE AREA WILL DEVELOP JUST OFF THE SE U.S. COAST DURING WED,  
RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AND TRACK E AND NE OVER THE CENTRAL WATERS WED  
NIGHT INTO EARLY THU, THEN CLEAR E OF THE WATERS BY LATER THU  
AND THU NIGHT INTO FRI WHILE REMAINING INTENSE. ANOTHER LOW WILL  
DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN TO THE E AND SE OF GEORGES BANK LATER FRI  
AND FRI NIGHT AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS SE OVER THE EASTERN  
STATES. THE STRONG HIGH WILL BUILD SE TO THE COAST SAT, THEN MOVE  
E AND SE OVER THE WATERS SAT AND E OF THE AREA SUN. ANOTHER COLD  
FRONT WILL APPROACH THE COAST SUN NIGHT. ALL MARINERS SHOULD  
CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST FOR UPDATES ON THE STRENGTH  
AND TIMING OF CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POTENTIALLY  
SIGNIFICANT LOW PRESSURE AREA EXPECT TO IMPACT THE WATERS WED  
NIGHT AND THU, AND BEGIN TO CONSIDER AVOIDANCE ROUTES.  
 

 
 
ANZ820-261945-  
HUDSON CANYON TO BALTIMORE CANYON TO 1000 FM-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF  
RAIN.    
WED
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO  
7 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.    
THU
 
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO  
12 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT, INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
8 TO 14 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 9 TO 15 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT.  
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ915-261945-  
BETWEEN 1000FM AND 38.5 N WEST OF 69 W-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS  
3 TO 5 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 4 TO  
7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
WED
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 8 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS.    
THU
 
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT, INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO  
13 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS  
9 TO 13 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
10 TO 16 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 17 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS  
9 TO 16 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ920-261945-  
BALTIMORE CANYON TO 69W EAST OF 1000 FM AND SOUTH OF 38.5N TO  
250 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
E TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF  
RAIN.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. CHANCE OF  
RAIN.    
WED
 
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NE. SEAS 5 TO  
9 FT. RAIN.   
THU
 
N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT, BECOMING NW 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS  
11 TO 19 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
11 TO 19 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 22 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 21 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ905-261945-  
EAST OF 69W TO THE HAGUE LINE BETWEEN 1000 FM AND 39N-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING E TO NE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.   
TONIGHT
 
E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.    
WED
 
NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
WED NIGHT
 
N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS.    
THU
 
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT, INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT.  
SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT, BECOMING W TO NW 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
9 TO 15 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 13 TO 22 FT.    
SAT
 
N TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 14 TO 23 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ910-261945-  
EAST OF 69W AND SOUTH OF 39N TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT  
EARLY, THEN, BECOMING E TO NE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS  
5 TO 8 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
WED
 
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS.    
WED NIGHT
 
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS EARLY.    
THU
 
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT, BECOMING N 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
10 TO 17 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 20 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 35 TO 40 KT. SEAS 15 TO 21 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 13 TO 22 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ825-261945-  
BALTIMORE CANYON TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. RAIN.   
TONIGHT
 
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS  
3 TO 5 FT.    
WED
 
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT, INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
THU
 
N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT.  
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ828-261945-  
CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
E WINDS 5 TO 15 KT, BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT EARLY,  
THEN, BECOMING W 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. RAIN.   
TONIGHT
 
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 15 KT.  
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.    
WED
 
NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT, BECOMING N TO NW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS  
3 TO 5 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN.   
THU
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
SAT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT.  
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ925-261945-  
BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM  
OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..STORM WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO  
12 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.    
WED
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS  
4 TO 8 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO  
25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN.   
THU
 
N WINDS 50 TO 60 KT, DIMINISHING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
12 TO 20 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 23 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT, BECOMING 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO  
19 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 22 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 21 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING N TO NW 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ830-261945-  
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. TSTMS AND  
SCATTERED SHOWERS. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.    
WED
 
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. RAIN.   
THU
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT, BECOMING N TO NW 25 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
SAT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT.  
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ833-261945-  
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE.-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.    
WED
 
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. CHANCE OF  
RAIN.    
WED NIGHT
 
NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT, BECOMING N TO NE 30 TO 40 KT.  
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT. RAIN.   
THU
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.    
FRI
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.    
SAT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT.  
SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ930-261945-  
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR BETWEEN 100 NM AND 250 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT, BECOMING W TO SW 20 TO 30 KT.  
SEAS 7 TO 12 FT. TSTMS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS.    
TONIGHT
 
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.    
WED
 
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.    
WED NIGHT
 
N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING SW 25 TO 35 KT.  
SEAS 7 TO 11 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN. SCATTERED SHOWERS.    
THU
 
NW WINDS 60 TO 70 KT, DIMINISHING TO 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS  
12 TO 21 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 23 FT.    
FRI
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.    
SAT
 
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 19 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ835-261945-  
CAPE FEAR TO 31N TO 1000 FM-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
W TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.    
WED
 
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT. RAIN.   
WED NIGHT
 
W TO SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT, BUILDING  
TO 9 TO 14 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.    
THU
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 16 FT.   
FRI
 
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO  
12 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.    
SAT
 
N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT, BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS  
6 TO 9 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT, BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT.  
SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.  
 

 
 
ANZ935-261945-  
CAPE FEAR TO 31N EAST OF 1000 FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE-  
415 AM EST TUE JAN 26 2021  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
TONIGHT
 
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.    
WED
 
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS.    
WED NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT, BECOMING W 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS  
4 TO 8 FT, BUILDING TO 9 TO 14 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.    
THU
 
W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 13 TO 21 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT, DIMINISHING TO 20 TO  
30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 22 FT.    
FRI
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.    
SAT
 
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.    
SAT NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT, BECOMING N TO NE. SEAS  
6 TO 11 FT.  
 

 
 
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