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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
340 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE TROPICAL N ATLANTIC
FROM 07N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...THE SW N ATLANTIC S OF
31N W OF 65W INCLUDING BAHAMAS...AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA.

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.

SYNOPSIS FOR CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLC FROM 07N TO 19N
BETWEEN 55W AND 64W

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE WINDWARD PASSAGE
ACROSS JAMAICA TO NEAR SAN ANDRES ISLAND IN THE SW CARIBBEAN. A
REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN
EVENTUALLY MERGING WITH THE STATIONARY FRONT AND ALLOWING FRESH
TO STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ALONG THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
THROUGH EARLY THU. WINDS WILL PULSE TO MINIMAL GALE FORCE NEAR
THE COAST OF COLOMBIA OVERNIGHT ON THU NIGHT AND AGAIN FRI
NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED DOWNWIND OF THE
WINDWARD PASSAGE BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

NW CARIBBEAN W OF 85W

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 85W

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT S OF 18N...AND 4 TO
6 FT ELSEWHERE.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT S OF 18N...AND
4 TO 6 FT ELSEWHERE.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 72W

...GALE WARNING WED NIGHT...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU AND THU NIGHT...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NE 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NE 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NE 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

CARIBBEAN BETWEEN 64W AND 72W

.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

OFFSHORE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 15N TO
19N W OF 55W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

OFFSHORE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 07N TO
15N W OF 55W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

.SYNOPSIS....WINDS TO GALE FORCE ACCOMPANY A COLD FRONT MOVING
OFF THE NE FLORIDA COAST THIS MORNING. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM
31N70W TO CENTRAL CUBA LATE TODAY...AND FROM NEAR BERMUDA TO THE
WINDWARD PASSAGE BY LATE WED...EVENTUALLY MERGING WITH ANOTHER
FRONT STALLED FROM 24N65W TO HISPANIOLA THU NIGHT. GALES WILL
FOLLOW THE FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS N OF 29N INTO TONIGHT. A
THIRD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE WATERS BETWEEN NE FLORIDA AND
BERMUDA SATURDAY.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N W OF 77W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N BETWEEN 65W AND 77W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT W OF 70W...AND SW 20 TO 30 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT W OF 70W...AND 10 TO 15 FT
ELSEWHERE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

BAHAMAS N OF 22N

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 22N TO 27N BETWEEN 65W AND THE BAHAMAS

.TODAY...W OF 70W...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. ELSEWHERE...S WINDS
LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W OF 70W...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...W
WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW... THEN...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

ATLC WATERS S OF 22N W OF 65W

.TODAY...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 19N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 65W

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.


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