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FZNT25 KNHC 122143
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
443 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER E CENTRAL GULF WILL
SHIFT W AND COLLAPSE THROUGH SAT WHILE A COLD FRONT SINKS S
ACROSS THE E GULF THIS WEEKEND. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
ACROSS THE BASIN SAT NIGHT AND SUN BEHIND FRONT. A SECOND COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW GULF MON EVENING AND SWEEP ACROSS
THE REST OF THE GULF THROUGH EARLY TUE NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
SETTLE IN ACROSS THE AREA IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT THROUGH WED
NIGHT.

.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT W TO NW WINDS
BETWEEN 90W AND 94W. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W OF 94W...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
BETWEEN 90W AND 94W...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT SHIFTING TO NW TO N LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 24N65W TO NW HAITI
 WILL WEAKEN TO A TROUGH TONIGHT...THEN DRIFT NW THROUGH SAT
NIGHT WHILE BECOMING DIFFUSE. DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE JUST N OF
THE AREA NEAR 33N76W WILL QUICKLY MOVE NE WHILE INTENSIFYING
THROUGH SAT. THE LOW WILL DRAG A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS N
OF 27N THROUGH SAT NIGHT. THIS FRONT WILL BECOME STATIONARY FROM
NEAR 22N65W TO THE MONA PASSAGE SUN...THEN DISSIPATE THROUGH MON
NIGHT WHILE STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS N OF THE AREA. GALE
FORCE S TO SW WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER PORTION OF THE NORTHERN
WATERS TUE AHEAD OF A THIRD COLD FRONT MOVING OFF THE SE U.S.
COAST. THIS FRONT WILL QUICKLY REACH FROM NEAR 31N72W TO SE
BAHAMAS TO EASTERN CUBA BY LATE TUE...AND BEGIN TO WEAKEN AS IT
REACHES FROM NEAR TO 31N66W TO 24N71W AND STATIONARY TO HAITI BY
LATE WED.

.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO N
AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SW TO W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING
W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...
AND 6 TO 9 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT...S OF 27N...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. N OF 27N...NW TO N WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...AND 6 TO 9 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...
AND 5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...EXCEPT NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT
S OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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