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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
540 AM EDT MON MAR 27 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...HIGH PRES RIDGING FROM THE WESTERN ATLC WILL PROMOTE
E TO SE RETURN FLOW OVER THE GULF THROUGH THU. THE PRES GRADIENT
BETWEEN THE HIGH PRES AND DEEPENING LOW PRES OVER THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS WILL BEGIN TO TIGHTEN ON TUE AFTERNOON RESULTING IN SE
WINDS TO INCREASE OVER MUCH OF THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL GULF
THROUGH THU. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL REACH THE NW GULF
EARLY ON THU...AND MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF THROUGH FRI
WHILE WEAKENING. SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASE TO FRESH TO STRONG
INTENSITY AHEAD OF THE FRONT OVER THE N CENTRAL AND NE WATERS
THU THROUGH FRI. A THERMAL TROUGH WILL BRING FRESH TO STRONG
WINDS TO THE E BAY OF CAMPECHE EACH NIGHT THIS WEEK.

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 25N...
AND 2 FT OR LESS N OF 25N. ISOLATED SHOWERS S OF 25N.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 25N...AND SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT
N OF 25N. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 25N...AND 2 FT OR LESS N OF 25N.
ISOLATED SHOWERS S OF 25N.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 25N...AND SE 5 TO 10 KT N OF
25N. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 25N...AND 2 FT OR LESS N OF 25N. ISOLATED
SHOWERS S OF 25N.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 25N...E TO SE 5 TO 10 KT N
OF 25N. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 25N...AND 2 FT OR LESS N OF 25N.
ISOLATED SHOWERS S OF 25N.
.WED...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 25N...AND
2 TO 3 FT N OF 25N.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 25N...
AND 2 TO 3 FT N OF 25N.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 25N...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. N OF
25N...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 25N...AND 4
TO 6 FT N OF 25N.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 25N...
AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 25N.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN STRONG HIGH PRES
OVER THE NW ATLC AND BROAD LOW PRES E OF THE BAHAMAS WITH ITS
CENTER NEAR 24N69W 1008 MB WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN GALE FORCE
 NE TO E WINDS N OF THE LOW. THE GALE FORCE WINDS WILL PERSIST
OVER THE NE ZONES UNTIL TUE AS THE LOW TRACKS N THEN NE...EXITING
THE FORECAST WATERS ON TUE AS WEAK HIGH PRES RIDGING SETTLES IN
OVER THE AREA THROUGH THU. THE RIDGING WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT
SHIFTS EASTWARD THU NIGHT THROUGH FRI NIGHT IN RESPONSE TO A WEAK
COLD FRONT THAT MOVES ACROSS THE SE UNITED STATES. FRESH TO STRONG
SOUTHERLY WINDS DEVELOP OVER THE NW PORTION ON FRI AHEAD OF THE
FRONT. LARGE NORTHERLY SWELL WILL LINGER IN THE EASTERN PORTION OF
THE AREA N OF 22N BEFORE MOVING E OF THE AREA WED NIGHT.

.TODAY...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10
KT N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO 7 FT IN E TO SE
SWELL N OF 27N.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND E TO SE 5 TO 10 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO 7 FT IN E TO SE SWELL
N OF 27N.
.TUE...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND S 5 TO 10 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NE TO E SWELL S OF 27N...AND 6 TO 7 FT IN
E SWELL N OF 27N.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SE TO S 10 TO 15
KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN NE TO E SWELL S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT
N OF 27N.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND W TO NW
WINDS 5 TO 10 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 5 FT
IN E SWELL N OF 27N.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND 15 TO 20 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.FRI...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. N OF
27N...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. N OF
27N...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.


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