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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
410 AM EST THU DEC 8 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 STRONG COLD FRONT WILL EMERGE OFF THE COASTS OF
TEXAS AND LOUISIANA THIS MORNING. STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS
WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN GULF BEHIND
THIS FRONT THROUGH LATE FRI AS IT REACHES THE SOUTHERN GULF.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH VERY SLOWLY SAT AND SAT NIGHT
ACROSS THE SW GULF AS THE FRONT SINKS INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN. THE
NEXT FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE NW GULF WATERS MON.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W OF 96W...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...W OF 96W...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...W OF 94W...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
ELSEWHERE NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...BUILDING TO 9
TO 14 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...VARIABLE WINDS LESS
THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON... SEAS
2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON...SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING... SUBSIDING TO 2 FT
OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND NE 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST
OF VERACRUZ...SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...
AND NE 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF
COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 7 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND NE 15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT WITHIN
60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 8 TO 13 FT ELSEWHERE.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF
20N W OF 95W. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT...EXCEPT 12 TO 15 FT S OF 20N W OF
95W.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.



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