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FZNT02 KNHC 280307
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
0430 UTC FRI AUG 28 2015

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

SECURITE

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 0000 UTC FRI AUG 28.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC SAT AUG 29.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC SUN AUG 30.

.WARNINGS.

...ATLC AND CARIBBEAN TROPICAL STORM WARNING...
.TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 16.6N 65.3W 1008 MB AT 0300 UTC AUG
28 MOVING W OR 270 DEG AT 15 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT
GUSTS 50 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 120 NM E
SEMICIRCLE AND 0 NM W SEMICIRCLE. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 0
NM W SEMICIRCLE...210 NM NE QUADRANT AND 60 NM SE QUADRANT WITH
SEAS TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 270 NM N QUADRANT...180 NM E
QUADRANT...AND 60 NM SW SEMICIRCLE WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT. REMAINDER AREA WITHIN 390 NM NE QUADRANT AND 420 NM NW
QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 19.7N 70.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. LITTLE CHANGE IN RADIUS OF
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 60 NM N
SEMICIRCLE...EXCEPT 210 NM N QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 16 FT.
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 180 NM NE SEMICIRCLE WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 9
TO 12 FT. REMAINDER AREA WITHIN 330 NM N QUADRANT AND 270 NM E
QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 22.5N 75.5W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT GUSTS 55 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 120 NM E SEMICIRCLE...0 NM SW QUADRANT AND 40 NM NW
QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 180 NM NE QUADRANT WITH
SEAS TO 17 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 180 NM NE QUADRANT...120 NM SE
QUADRANT...60 NM SW QUADRANT AND 120 NM NW QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO
33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. REMAINDER AREA WITHIN 330 NM N QUADRANT
AND 240 NM E QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN
MIXED SWELL.
.72 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 25.2N 79.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 55 KT GUSTS 65 KT. EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR
GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE ERIKA NEAR 27.3N 80.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 65 KT GUSTS 80 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE ERIKA NEAR 29.5N 80.7W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 75 KT GUSTS 90 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.CARIBBEAN 24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 12N TO 15.5N BETWEEN 68.5W AND
73W E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11.5N TO 16N BETWEEN 70W AND 76W E WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.FORECASTER SCHAUER. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.


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