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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
512 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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...A COLD FRONT FROM NEAR NEW ORLEANS TO TUXPAN MEXICO
WILL REACH FROM THE W FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO JUST S OF VERACRUZ
MEXICO THIS EVENING...FROM SANIBEL ISLAND FLORIDA TO CENTRAL BAY
OF CAMPECHE WED EVENING...THEN PASS SE THROUGH THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA OVERNIGHT WED NIGHT. LOCALLY DENSE SMOKE AND HAZE IN THE
W GULF WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE AHEAD
OF THE COLD FRONT TODAY BEFORE DISSIPATING. HIGH PRES NEAR
27N95W WITH A RIDGE TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS WILL REMAIN
STATIONARY WED NIGHT AND THU. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT N OF THE AREA
THU NIGHT WITH A RIDGE ALONG 91W SETTING UP SE RETURN FLOW
ACROSS THE NW GULF FRI NIGHT INTO SAT.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF
COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 3 TO 4 FT ELSEWHERE.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.



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