020  
FZNT24 KWNM 060333  
OFFN02  
 
NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST FOR MID-ATLANTIC STATES WATERS  
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC  
1033 PM EST SUN FEB 5 2023  
 
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
 
A STATIONARY FRONT NEAR THE COAST EXTENDING SW FROM  
CAPE HATTERAS WILL WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE TONIGHT. RAPIDLY  
INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE PASSES ACROSS THE SE PORTION LATE  
TONIGHT INTO MONDAY AND THEN MOVES JUST E OF THE WATERS. THE  
RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING LOW WILL SLOW JUST E OF THE NORTHERN WATERS  
LATE MON AND MON NIGHT, AND THEN WILL SLOWLY TRACK E AWAY FROM  
THE WATERS LATER MON NIGHT AND TUE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE  
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP NEAR THE LOW JUST TO THE E OF THE AREA MON  
INTO TUE. ALL MARINERS TRANSITING AREAS ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS  
OR JUST E OF THE WATERS MON THROUGH TUE SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR  
THE LATEST FORECASTS, INCLUDING THE NORTH ATLANTIC HIGH SEAS  
FORECAST, AND EXECUTE AVOIDANCE PLANS OVER THESE AREAS NOW!  
OTHERWISE, HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD E AND SE OVER THE WATERS MON  
NIGHT AND TUE. A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL PERSIST OVER THE  
SOUTHERN WATERS TUE NIGHT THROUGH WED NIGHT, AND THEN WILL SHIFT  
S OF THE AREA THU. A WEAKENING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SE INTO THE  
NORTHERN WATERS WED INTO WED NIGHT, STALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN  
PORTION LATER WED NIGHT, AND THEN RETURN N AS A WARM FRONT THU. A  
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFFSHORE THU NIGHT AND FRI AS THE WARM  
FRONT LIFTS N AND NE OF THE WATERS. THE COLD FRONT WILL STALL  
ACROSS THE WATERS FRI NIGHT AS DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES  
THE COAST.  
 
SANDY HOOK TO 37.5N  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. CHANCE OF TSTMS SOUTHEAST  
PORTION.   
MON
 
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. RAIN WITH VSBY 1 NM  
OR LESS. CHANCE OF TSTMS SOUTHEAST PORTION.   
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. HIGHEST  
WINDS SOUTHEAST PORTION.   
TUE
 
WINDS BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.   
TUE NIGHT
 
W TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.    
WED
 
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.    
THU
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.    
FRI
 
W TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.  
 
37.5N TO CAPE HATTERAS  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT. AREAS OF RAIN AND  
SCATTERED TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN  
AND NEAR TSTMS.   
MON
 
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. AREAS OF RAIN AND  
SCATTERED TSTMS, GRADUALLY DIMINISHING, WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.   
MON NIGHT
 
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.    
TUE
 
VARIABLE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.    
TUE NIGHT
 
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.    
WED
 
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.    
THU
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.    
FRI
 
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.  
 
CAPE HATTERAS TO MURRELLS INLET  
   
..GALE WARNING
 
 
   
TONIGHT
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. NUMEROUS  
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS WITH VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. WINDS AND  
SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.   
MON
 
NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS  
BECOMING SCATTERED, AND SCATTERED TSTMS, WITH VSBY 1 NM OR  
LESS.   
MON NIGHT
 
N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.    
TUE
 
VARIABLE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 11 FT.    
TUE NIGHT
 
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
WED
 
W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
WED NIGHT
 
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT.   
THU
 
S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.    
THU NIGHT
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.    
FRI
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 12 FT.    
FRI NIGHT
 
S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.  
 
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