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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
314 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...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...STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF. THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL DISSIPATE THROUGH MON.
SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL INTENSIFY LATE MON AHEAD OF A STRONG
COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO ENTER THE NW GULF TUE. THE FRONT WILL
EXTEND FROM SE LOUISIANA TO THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE
NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE EASTERN BAY OF
CAMPECHE WED...AND MOVE EAST OF AREA WED NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE WEST OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT AND WED. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK STATIONARY FRONT WILL MEANDER ACROSS THE
NORTHERN WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT AND MOVE N OF THE AREA MON.
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE NW WATERS TUE NIGHT AND
WED AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE AREA WED NIGHT.
THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM 31N77W TO W CUBA THU...FROM 31N70W TO
CENTRAL CUBA THU NIGHT...AND FROM 30N65W TO CENTRAL CUBA FRI
NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG NW WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED
BEHIND THE FRONT.

.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 TO 4 FT N OF 27N.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 27N...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. N OF 27N...SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND
4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO
6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO
6 FT N OF 27N.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N
OF 27N.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.


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