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FZNT25 KNHC 192138
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
438 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

...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 WEAK COLD FRONT ACCOMPANIED BY ACTIVE WEATHER
ACROSS THE NW GULF WILL MOVE NE ACROSS THE N CENTRAL GULF WATERS
THROUGH FRI...THEN DISSIPATE. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO
SWEEP ACROSS THE ENTIRE GULF OVER THE WEEKEND ACCOMPANIED BY A
SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN WINDS AND SEAS. STRONG TO GALE FORCE
WINDS ARE EXPECTED BOTH AHEAD AND BEHIND THE FRONT.

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 FT EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SW SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN W
SWELL.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN W TO
NW SWELL.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN W TO NW SWELL.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT MOVING QUICKLY SE ACROSS THE NE WATERS
EXTENDS FROM 28N60W TO 25.5N66W TO 28N76W LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND WILL CONTINUE MOVING E-SE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH LATE FRI.
STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE WINDS PREVAIL SE OF THE FRONT OVER THE
 NE PART OF THE AREA. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS IN
NW SWELL WILL FOLLOW THE FRONT AS IT MOVES SE ACROSS THE EASTERN
 ZONES ON FRI...REACHING THE SE WATERS ON SAT WHILE WEAKENING.
THE NEXT STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NW WATERS SUN NIGHT...
 ACCOMPANIED BY GALE FORCE WINDS OVER THE EASTERN WATERS.

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...W TO NW
WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SW 10 TO 15 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS... BUILDING
TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND S TO SW 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW
SWELL.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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