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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
419 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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.

ANZ830-180745-
CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO CAPE HATTERAS TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
419 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W TO SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT. SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 12 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT.
.FRI NIGHT...WINDS INCREASING TO S TO SE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
6 FT.
.SAT...WINDS SHIFTING TO N TO NW 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SE WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.

$$

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
419 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

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.

ANZ833-180745-
CAPE HATTERAS TO CAPE FEAR TO 100 NM OFFSHORE-
419 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
4 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
BUILDING TO 6 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.THU...N WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT.
.SAT...N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10
KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 10
KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SE 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
6 TO 10 FT.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1240 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS OVERNIGHT SOUTH OF
OREGON INLET...

.GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT LATE
TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY. SEAS WILL RESPOND BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET SOUTH OF OREGON INLET. THE FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY... WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING WEDNESDAY
EVENING.

AMZ152-154-180545-
/O.EXT.KMHX.SC.Y.0010.170118T0400Z-170119T0100Z/
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM
INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1240 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...4 TO 6 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1240 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS OVERNIGHT SOUTH OF
OREGON INLET...

.GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT LATE
TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY. SEAS WILL RESPOND BUILDING TO 4 TO
7 FEET SOUTH OF OREGON INLET. THE FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY... WITH WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING WEDNESDAY
EVENING.

AMZ156-158-180545-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0010.170118T1000Z-170118T2200Z/
S OF OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT 20 NM-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
1240 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 5 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...3 TO 5 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1000 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

AMZ250-252-254-256-181500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT
20 NM-
1000 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SEA FOG WILL LIKELY DEVELOP TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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