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FZNT32 KNHC 200903
OFFN21

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
403 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO

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 THE GULF OF MEXICO

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRES OF 1014 MB CENTERED OVER THE NW GULF WATERS
EXTENDS A STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A COLD
FRONT SW TO NEAR TAMPICO MEXICO. THE LOW WILL TRACK ENE ACROSS
THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND
FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL WATERS NEAR SE LOUISIANA TO NEAR TUXPAN
MEXICO TODAY...THEN WILL STALL AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE.
SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION LATE
MON AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF
WATERS TUE MORNING. THE FRONT IS FORECAST TO EXTENDS FROM THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE
NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE
WED MORNING...AND WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE WED. GALE FORCE
WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE FRONT
TUE NIGHT INTO WED.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT EARLY...BECOMING
VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 87W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 35 KT W OF 94W. SEAS
7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 9 TO 12 FT W OF 94W.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

SW GULF OF MEXICO S OF 22N W OF 87W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING E LESS
THAN 10 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 35 KT W OF 94W. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT 6 TO 9 FT W OF 94W.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 35 KT W OF 94W. SEAS 7
TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 10 TO 13 FT W OF 94W.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TODAY...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.
.SUN...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.


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