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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
425 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...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 COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM NAPLES FLORIDA TO 25N88W
TO 24N94W AND S TO 21N95W TO INLAND VERACRUZ MEXICO. THE VERY
TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE FRONT AND STRONG HIGH PRES
TO ITS N BUILDING EASTWARD ACROSS THE AREA IS RESULTING IN
STRONG N TO NE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WINDS
OVER MUCH OF THE NW AND N CENTRAL GULF PORTIONS WITH MAINLY
SUSTAINED NW TO N WINDS IN W CENTRAL AND SW GULF PORTIONS. THE
COLD FRONT WILL PUSH S TO ALONG A POSITION FROM THE NEAR FLORIDA
KEYS TO 24N85W ...AND STALL TO 22N92W AND S TO NEAR 18.5N92W BY
EARLY TONIGHT. NW TO N GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BE CONFINED TO THE
SW GULF TONIGHT. THESE WINDS ARE FORECAST TO SLOWLY DIMINISH ON
SAT AND SAT NIGHT ALONG WITH THE SEAS ALSO SLOW TO SUBSIDE AS
THE FRONT SAGS S AS A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT...AND THE
STRONG HIGH PRES SLIDES E WHILE WEAKENING. A WEAK COLD FRONT IS
FORECAST TO APPROACH THE NORTHERN GULF TUE.

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 27N65W TO  25N76W
AND TO THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA WILL SAG S THROUGH  TONIGHT THEN
SLOWLY BECOME DIFFUSE THROUGH SAT. A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM
31N73W TO SE FLORIDA WILL REACH FROM NEAR 31N64W TO THE STRAITS
OF FLORIDA LATE TONIGHT AND MERGE WITH THE REMNANTS OF THE OLD
FRONTAL BOUNDARY. STRONG HIGH PRES N OF THE MERGED FRONT WILL
SUPPORT A BROAD AREA OF STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN WATERS...AND W THROUGH THE BAHAMAS THIS WEEKEND. A
WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BRUSH THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS LATE MON INTO
TUE.

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND NE 20 TO 25 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NE SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



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