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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
456 AM EDT FRI APR 18 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...A WARM FRONT EXTENDS FROM NEAR TAMPA FLORIDA TO
29N87W TO A 1012 MB LOW AT 28N88W. A COLD FRONT TRAILS FROM THE
LOW TO 24N91W. THE WARM FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT N THROUGH
THIS MORNING WITH THE LOW PRES EXPECTED TO BE NEAR 29N87W BY
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...AND COLD FRONT FROM LOW TO 25N90W AND TO
EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE. THE LOW WILL MOVE ENE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON REACHING NEAR 30N86W THIS EVENING WITH THE COLD FRONT
TO 25N86W TO NEAR 21N92W. MINIMAL GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED
OVER A PORTION OF THE NW QUADRANT OF THE LOW TODAY...WITH
FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE NE GULF AHEAD OF THE LOW
AND COLD FRONT. BY SAT MORNING...THE LOW WILL BE OVER NORTHERN
FLORIDA WITH THE COLD FRONT EXTENDING SSW OVER THE FAR EASTERN
GULF. THE LOW WILL CONTINUE EASTWARD AWAY FROM FLORIDA DURING
SAT AFTERNOON PUSHING THE FRONT E OF THE AREA. IN ITS WAKE...A
RIDGE WILL THEN EXTEND ACROSS THE GULF SAT NIGHT THROUGH TUE
NIGHT.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. WINDS AND SEAS
HIGHER IN AND NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 31N74W TO
NEAR VERO BEACH FLORIDA WILL BEGIN TO LIFT N AS A WARM FRONT THIS
MORNING. LOW PRES OVER THE NE GULF OF MEXICO WILL SLOWLY MOVE
EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND DRAGGING A COLD
FRONT ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. STRONG NORTHERLY
WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE COLD FRONT IN THE FAR NW WATERS SUN
INTO MON THEN DIMINISHING MON NIGHT AND TUE.

.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SW 15 TO 20 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS N OF 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND W 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...N OF 27N...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...EXCEPT NW TO N 20 TO 30 KT
W OF 79W. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO 12 FT W OF 79W. S OF
27N...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N OF 27N...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...EXCEPT N TO NE 20 TO 30 KT
NW OF LINE FROM 31N78W TO 29N80W. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO 12
FT NW OF SAME LINE. S OF 27N...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.


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