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FZNT02 KNHC 280256
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
0430 UTC SUN AUG 28 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

PAN PAN

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 0000 UTC SUN AUG 28.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC MON AUG 29.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC TUE AUG 30.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE WARNING...
.HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 29.5N 54.2W 980 MB AT 0300 UTC AUG 28
MOVING NW OR 320 DEG AT 7 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 75 KT
GUSTS 90 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 130 NM NE
QUADRANT...100 NM SE QUADRANT...60 NM SW QUADRANT...AND 110 NM
NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 180 NM NW AND 120 NM
SE SEMICIRCLES WITH SEAS TO 28 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF 27N BETWEEN
50W AND 57W WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. REMAINDER OF
AREA OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 25N BETWEEN 50W AND 60W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 10 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 30.7N 55.1W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 95 KT GUSTS 115 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 130 NM NE QUADRANT...120 NM SE QUADRANT...80 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 110 NM NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN
180 NM NW AND 150 NM SE SEMICIRCLES WITH SEAS TO 32 FT.
ELSEWHERE N OF 28N BETWEEN 52W AND 59W WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8
TO 12 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 27N
BETWEEN 51W AND 63W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN
MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 31.4N 54.8W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 140 NM NE QUADRANT...130 NM SE QUADRANT...100 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 110 NM NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN
270 NM NE QUADRANT...210 NM NW QUADRANT...AND 150 NM S
SEMICIRCLE WITH SEAS TO 34 FT. ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST WATERS
WITHIN 180 NM NW AND 120 NM SE SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 27N
BETWEEN 50W AND 61W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 12 FT IN MIXED
SWELL.
.72 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 32.6N 52.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 34.6N 48.1W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 85 KT GUSTS 105 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 37.5N 42.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 70 KT GUSTS 85 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC LOW PRES NEAR 23.5N79W 1007 MB. WITHIN 180 NM NE QUADRANT
OF LOW E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.06 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES NEAR 24N80W 1008 MB. WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

$$
.FORECASTER MCELROY. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.


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