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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1059 AM EDT THU MAR 30 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...WEAK HIGH PRES EXTENDING FROM THE SW N ATLC WESTWARD
TO THE FAR EASTERN GULF WILL MAINTAIN SE RETURN FLOW OVER THOSE
WATERS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT MOVES OVER THE NW
BASIN PRECEDED BY A SQUALL LINE. THE FRONT WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS
THE NORTHERN GULF THROUGH FRI NIGHT PRECEDED BY SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SE FRESH TO STRONG RETURN FLOW WILL
THEN DOMINATE ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF THROUGH SUN NIGHT AND OVER
THE EASTERN BASIN THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE OFF THE TEXAS COAST SUN NIGHT REACHING FROM NEAR W CENTRAL
FLORIDA TO N OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA MON NIGHT.

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING... SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS... BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRES OVER THE WESTERN PORTION WILL BEGIN
TO SHIFT ESE THIS AFTERNOON IN RESPONSE TO A COLD FRONT MOVING
SSE ACROSS NORTHERN WATERS. THE FRONTAL PORTION E OF THE HIGH
PRES CENTER WILL CONTINUE AS A COLD FRONT EXITING THE AREA
TONIGHT WHILE THE PORTION W OF IT WILL LIFT BACK TO THE N AS A
WARM FRONT THROUGH FRI. A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL EMERGE OUT OVER
 THE FAR NW WATERS FRI NIGHT AND MOVE ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL
WATERS SAT AND ACROSS THE NE WATERS SAT NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL BE
 PRECEDED BY FRESH TO STRONG WINDS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HIGH
PRES  WILL THEN SLIDE EASTWARD AS DEEPENING LOW PRES TRACKS NE
OVER THE  SE CONUS. A TIGHT PRES GRADIENT BETWEEN THESE TWO
FEATURES WILL SUPPORT STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS ACROSS THE NW WATERS MON.

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SE TO S
10 TO 15 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SE TO S 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND S 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SW 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.



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