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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
942 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO

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 THE GULF OF MEXICO

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM SW FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF WILL DRIFT NORTHWARD OVERNIGHT AND REACH THE CENTRAL
GULF THU MORNING. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL EMERGE OFF THE COASTS
OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA THU MORNING AND GRADUALLY MERGE WITH THE
OLD FRONT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD
ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN GULF BEHIND THIS NEW COLD FRONT THU
THROUGH LATE FRI AS IT REACHES THE SOUTHERN GULF. WINDS AND SEAS
WILL DIMINISH VERY SLOWLY SAT AND SAT NIGHT ACROSS THE SW GULF
AS THE FRONT SINKS INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN. THE NEXT FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE NW GULF WATERS MON.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 87W

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

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SW GULF OF MEXICO S OF 22N W OF 87W

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

.TONIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...E WINDS LESS THAN
10 KT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...VARIABLE WINDS LESS
THAN 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND NE 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST
OF VERACRUZ...SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...
AND NE 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF
COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 8 TO 11 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS
LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.



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