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FZNT27 KNHC 200839
OFFN06

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
339 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A SQUALL LINE IN THE NE AND N CENTRAL GULF WILL
GRADUALLY DISSIPATE TODAY. A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST
TO SWEEP ACROSS THE ENTIRE GULF OVER THE WEEKEND ACCOMPANIED BY
A LARGE AREA OF STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS MOST OF THE
WATERS N OF 22N BOTH E AND W OF THE FRONT. CONDITIONS WILL
GREATLY IMPROVE BY TUE AS HIGH PRES BUILDS IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT.

NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY WITHIN 20 NM OF SHORE...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUN AND SUN NIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM WITHIN 20 NM OF SHORE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN W SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT IN NW SWELL.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO
7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY WITHIN 20 NM OF SHORE W OF MOBILE BAY...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUN NIGHT AND MON...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM WITHIN 20 NM OF
SHORE W OF MOBILE BAY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN S TO
SW SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN SW SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN W SWELL.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW 5 TO 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN W SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



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