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FZNT25 KNHC 240843
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
343 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...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 WINDS AND LARGE SEAS IN THE E GULF WILL
DIMINISH AND SUBSIDE TODAY AS HIGH PRES OVER THE SW GULF SHIFTS
TO THE SE GULF. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL INCREASE IN THE
WESTERN GULF AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL ENTER THE NW GULF
WED MORNING. THE FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE BASIN WED THROUGH
THU...STALLING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GULF FRI WHERE IT WILL
DISSIPATE THROUGH SAT. MINIMAL GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE
NEAR THE COAST OF VERACRUZ THU.

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN W TO NW SWELL...SUBSIDING TO 5
TO 8 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT IN W TO NW SWELL.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG COLD FRONT FROM 31N70W TO EASTERN CUBA WILL
SHIFT E OF 65W THIS EVENING...THEN E OF 55W EARLY THU. GALE FORCE
WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING...WITH A LARGE
AREA OF STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE WINDS AND VERY LARGE SEAS BEHIND
THE FRONT. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD BACK ACROSS THE AREA WED...SHIFTING
E THU AS THE NEXT COLD FRONT MOVES OFF THE NE FLORIDA COAST LATE
THU. THAT NEXT FRONT WILL BRING INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS MAINLY N
OF 27N THROUGH FRI NIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL ATTEMPT TO BUILD BACK IN
ALONG 27N THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND.

.TODAY...S OF 27N...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. N OF 27N...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT IN NW SWELL.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND W TO NW 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE.
.WED...S OF 27N...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE IN THE
AFTERNOON. N OF 27N...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO
SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND S TO SW
15 TO 20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



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