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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
929 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

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...NARROW HIGH PRES RIDGE EXTENDING E TO W ALONG 26N
WILL SUPPORT FRESH TO STRONG WINDS ACROSS CENTRAL PORTIONS OF
THE BASIN AND THE ATLC PASSAGES THROUGH THU MORNING. RIDGE WILL
THEN WEAKEN ALLOWING THE TRADES TO DECREASE THU THROUGH FRI
NIGHT. WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE NW CARIBBEAN OVER THE
WEEKEND AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE
GULF OF MEXICO. THIS COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO REACH THE YUCATAN
CHANNEL AND THE NW CARIBBEAN SUN NIGHT FOLLOWED BY STRONG WINDS
AND LARGE SEAS.

NW CARIBBEAN W OF 85W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 85W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S OF 18N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS LESS
THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 72W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND E 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

CARIBBEAN BETWEEN 64W AND 72W

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT GULF OF
VENEZUELA...AND 5 TO 7 FT ELSEWHERE.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...GULF OF VENEZUELA...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...NE
WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

.SYNOPSIS...A NARROW E TO W RIDGE EXTENDING ALONG 26N WILL
WEAKEN THROUGH THU. A COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE FORECAST AREA
TONIGHT AND MOVE E-SE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH LATE FRI. STRONG TO
GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED AHEAD OF THE FRONT OVER THE NE
PART OF THE AREA TONIGHT AND THU. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS IN NW SWELL WILL FOLLOW THE FRONT AS IT MOVES SE
ACROSS THE EASTERN ZONES ON FRI... REACHING THE SE WATERS ON SAT
WHILE WEAKENING. NEXT STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NW WATERS
SUN NIGHT.

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

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

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

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

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 35 KT N OF 28N.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 10 TO 12 FT N OF 28N.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT W OF 70W...AND NW 20 TO 30 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT W OF 70W...AND 8 TO 13 FT ELSEWHERE.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT W OF 70W...AND NW 15 TO 25 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT W OF 70W...AND 8 TO 11 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT W OF 70W...AND NW 10 TO 15 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT W OF 70W...AND 7 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

BAHAMAS N OF 22N

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W OF 70W...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO N
AFTER MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT W OF 70W...AND NW 10 TO 15 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

ATLC WATERS S OF 22N W OF 65W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING SW LESS
THAN 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.



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