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FZNT25 KNHC 261507
OFFN04

NAVTEX Marine Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1107 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 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...A thermal trough will develop each evening in the NW
Yucatan Peninsula, move into the SW Gulf overnight, where it
will dissipate each morning. Weak high pressure will remain
across the area through Wednesday night. A cold front will move
into the northern and western Gulf waters on Friday, and
possibly stall from northern Florida to far S Texas on Saturday
as high pressure builds southward behind it.

.THIS AFTERNOON...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 ft
in the afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 ft after midnight.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Within 200 nm east of the coast of Florida

.SYNOPSIS...The center of Hurricane Maria at 26/1500 UTC is N of
area near 33.6N 73.1W 971 mb moving N or 360 degrees at 6 kt.
Maximum sustained winds are 65 kt with gusts to 80 kt. Maria is
forecast to continue to pull further away from the forecast area
through tonight. Winds and seas associated with Maria will
decrease gradually through Wednesday night. A trough will extend
SW from the N-central waters to the Central Bahamas in the wake of
Maria through Wednesday night, and become diffuse on Thursday.
High pressure will build westward across the eastern part of the
area. A weak cold front is expected to approach the SE United
States on Friday, then weaken across the far NW waters on Saturday
as strengthening continental high pressure builds southward over
it. The resulting gradient is expected to increase the NE to E
winds across the NW waters on Saturday along with building seas.

.THIS AFTERNOON...W to NW winds 5 kt S of 27N, and W to NW 10 to
15 kt N of 27N. Seas 3 to 10 ft in NE swell, subsiding to 0 to
10 ft in the afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and W 10 to 15 kt N of
27N. Seas 0 to 9 ft. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED...SW winds 5 kt S of 27N, and W 10 to 15 kt N of 27N. Seas
0 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and W 10 to 15 kt N of
27N. Seas 0 to 7 ft.
.THU...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 0 to 6 ft,building to 3 to
6 ft in N to NE swell in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 7 ft in NE swell.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft in NE swell.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 6 ft in NE
swell.
.SAT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and E to SE 10 to 15 kt
N of 27N. Seas 3 to 7 ft in NE swell.



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