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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
946 AM 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 A LOW S OF TALLAHASSEE
NEAR 29N85W TO NEAR POZA RICA MEXICO. THE FRONT WILL GRADUALLY
DISSIPATE AND DRIFT N. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
YUCATAN CHANNEL TODAY. 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.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 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 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK STATIONARY FRONT WILL MEANDER ACROSS NORTHERN
WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT AND MOVE N OF THE AREA MON. SOUTHERLY
WINDS WILL INCREASE IN 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...AND FROM 31N70W TO CENTRAL
CUBA THU NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG NW WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE
EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SE 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. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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