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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
354 AM EST SAT DEC 10 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...STRONG HIGH PRES ACROSS THE AREA WILL SHIFT EASTWARD
AND WEAKEN THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ASSOCIATED RETURN FLOW ACROSS
THE AREA IS EXPECTED TO BE WEAK AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE
FAR NORTHERN GULF WED.

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...SUBSIDING
TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM NEAR 31N64W TO
28N70W TO 26N76W WHERE IT BECOMES STATIONARY TO THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA TO ALONG NW CUBA. THE COLD FRONT WILL REACH FROM NEAR
27N65W TO 26N75W...AND CONTINUE AS A STATIONARY FRONT TO THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON. BY THIS EVENING...THE COLD
FRONT IS EXPECTED TO STALL NEAR 26N WHILE THE STATIONARY PORTION
BECOMES DIFFUSE. THE COLD FRONT PORTION THEN BEGINS TO DISSIPATE
SUN THROUGH LATE SUN NIGHT. STRONG HIGH PRES BEHIND THE FRONT
WILL SUPPORT A BROAD AREA OF STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS
ACROSS THE WATERS S OF 28N...AND W OF THE BAHAMAS THROUGH SUN
NIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BRUSH THE FAR
NORTHERN WATERS MON THROUGH TUE NIGHT.

.TODAY...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND NE 20 TO 25 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NE SWELL.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND E 15 TO 20 KT N OF 27N.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT S OF 27N...AND SE 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN E TO SE SWELL. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



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