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FZNT31 KNHC 010937
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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
537 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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...TROPICAL STORM BERTHA FORMED ACROSS THE TROPICAL N
ATLC OVERNIGHT...AND WAS LOCATED NEAR 13.0N 57.0W AT
0900 UTC...MOVING W-NW AT 17 KT. BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
ACROSS THE LEEWARD ISLANDS THIS AFTERNOON AND LATE...MOVE NW
ACROSS THE NE CARIBBEAN TONIGHT AND SAT...THEN THROUGH THE MONA
PASSAGE AND ACROSS FAR NE PORTIONS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SAT
NIGHT BEFORE CONTINUING MORE NW ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND
THEN INTO THE OPEN SW N ATLC THROUGH TUE. MINOR FLUCTUATIONS IN
BERTHAS STRENGTH ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
OTHERWISE...FRESH TRADES WILL PERSIST OVER THE S CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN...INCREASING TO STRONG TRADES EACH NIGHT ALONG THE NW
COAST OF COLOMBIA.

NW CARIBBEAN W OF 85W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 85W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 72W

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT WITHIN 90 NM OF
COAST OF COLOMBIA...AND 4 TO 6 FT ELSEWHERE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT AND SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT THROUGH TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

CARIBBEAN BETWEEN 64W AND 72W

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. E WINDS 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. E WINDS
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. E WINDS 15 TO
25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. E WINDS 25 TO
35 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT.
.SAT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. E WINDS 30 TO 40 KT.
DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT THROUGH TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. E WINDS 30 TO
40 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. E WINDS 30 TO
40 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. E WINDS
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE EXTENDING FROM 38N61W TO PALM BEACH FLORIDA
WILL SHIFT N TO CAPE CANAVERAL EARLY THIS WEEKEND. NEWLY FORMED
TROPICAL STORM BERTHA MOVING ACROSS THE TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS
THIS MORNING IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NW AND ACROSS THE NE CARIBBEAN
LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY NEAR 12N55W IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE
LEEWARD ISLANDS AND NE CARIBBEAN TONIGHT AND SAT...THEN THROUGH
THE MONA PASSAGE AND ACROSS FAR NE PORTIONS OF THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC SAT NIGHT BEFORE CONTINUING MORE NW ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
BAHAMAS SUN THEN RECURVE N-NW THEN N ACROSS THE SW N ATLC JUST E
OF THE BAHAMAS SUN NIGHT THROUGH MON AND EXIT OFF TO THE N-NE
TUE.

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH MON...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE WINDS
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT AND TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SW
WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

BAHAMAS N OF 22N

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE WINDS
15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT THROUGH SUN...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE WINDS
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT THROUGH TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE
WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

ATLC WATERS S OF 22N W OF 65W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT THROUGH SUN NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. SE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON THROUGH TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT THROUGH TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.


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