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Marine Weather Message  Issued: 05/12/2022 09:00:10 PM EDT


000
WHUS72 KILM 130100
MWWILM

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
900 PM EDT Thu May 12 2022

AMZ250-252-254-256-130200-
/O.EXP.KILM.SC.Y.0037.000000T0000Z-220513T0100Z/
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-
900 PM EDT Thu May 12 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

$$

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000
FZUS52 KILM 171401
CWFILM

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
1001 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

Surf City NC to South Santee River SC out 20 NM

AMZ200-180315-
1001 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to
South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles...
High pressure will bring light and variable winds along with dry
weather through midweek. Winds increase on Wednesday and Thursday
with a system well to our north which will bring summer-like
weather late this week and into the weekend.

$$

AMZ250-180315-
Coastal waters from Surf City to Cape Fear NC out 20 nm-
1001 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.

$$

AMZ252-180315-
Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out
20 nm-
1001 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers
after midnight.

$$

AMZ254-180315-
Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out
20 nm-
1001 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.


$$

AMZ256-180315-
Coastal waters from Murrells Inlet to South Santee River SC out
20 nm-
1001 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.REST OF TODAY...NE winds 10 kt, becoming E late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.


$$

IGB

 

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000
FZNT22 KWBC 170920 AAA
OFFNT2

Offshore Waters Forecast...UPDATED
NWS Ocean Prediction Center Washington DC
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

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.

ANZ899-171945-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A cold front entering the waters
this morning will move E and SE across the waters today. The
front will stall over the southern waters tonight, then dissipate
late Wed. A second cold front will move SE across the area tonight
into Wed, and pass E of the waters Wed night. High pressure will
move E across the northern and central waters Wed and Wed night,
then pass E of the area Thu and Thu night. A warm front will
lift N across the waters Wed night into Thu night, then pass NE
of the region Fri. A third cold front will move E across the
region Thu into Fri as weak high pressure crosses the northern
waters. A high pressure ridge will build E over the southern
waters Fri into Sat night. Yet another cold front will approach
the area from the NW Sat night.

$$

ANZ820-171945-
Hudson Canyon to Baltimore Canyon to 1000 FM-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
6 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NW 10 to
15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Chance
of showers. Slight chance of tstms.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ915-171945-
Between 1000FM and 38.5 N west of 69 W-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Scattered showers
and tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S to SW 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...S winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming variable less
than 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI...S to SW winds less than 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ920-171945-
Baltimore Canyon to 69W east of 1000 FM and south of 38.5N to
250 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming NW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S to SW 5 to
15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI...W to SW winds less than 10 kt, becoming S. Seas 4 to
6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ905-171945-
East of 69W to the Hague Line between 1000 FM and 39N-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to
7 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.WED...NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 10 kt.
Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 20 to 30 kt, becoming W to SW 15 to
25 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming variable. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds less than 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ910-171945-
East of 69W and south of 39N to 250 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...SW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W to NW 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...W to NW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW. Seas 4 to
7 ft.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W to SW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming variable. Seas 4 to
6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds less than 10 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas
4 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ825-171945-
Baltimore Canyon to Cape Charles Light to 100 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt, then,
becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft. Slight chance of tstms.
.THU...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 5 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ828-171945-
Cape Charles Light to Currituck Beach Light to 100 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...N to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas 3 to
6 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Slight
chance of tstms.
.THU...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming SW 15 to 20 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ925-171945-
Baltimore Canyon to Hatteras Canyon between 100 NM and 250 NM
offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W to NW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NW 5 to 15 kt,
then, becoming W to NW. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and
tstms.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, increasing to 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming S 10 to
20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...S winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming SW. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

ANZ830-171945-
Currituck Beach Light to Cape Hatteras to 100 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming variable. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W to SW 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S 10 to 20 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ833-171945-
Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 NM Offshore.-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.WED...W to NW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming E to NE. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Seas
3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ930-171945-
Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear between 100 NM and 250 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W to SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 5 to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.WED...W winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming N to NW. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to
5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ835-171945-
Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 FM-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...W to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming N to NE 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...E winds less than 10 kt, becoming variable. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.WED...Variable winds less than 10 kt, becoming E to SE. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming SW 5 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

ANZ935-171945-
Cape Fear to 31N east of 1000 FM to 250 NM offshore-
520 AM EDT Tue May 17 2022

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W to SW 5 to 15 kt. Seas
4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.TONIGHT...W to SW winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and tstms.
.WED NIGHT...S to SE winds 5 to 15 kt, becoming S to SW 10 to
20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 20 kt, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...S to SW winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 5 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

.Forecaster Folmer. Ocean Prediction Center.

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