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FZNT25 KNHC 200906
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
406 AM EST SAT DEC 20 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...LOW PRES OF 1014 MB CENTERED OVER THE NW GULF WATERS
EXTENDS A STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A COLD
FRONT SW TO NEAR TAMPICO MEXICO. THE LOW WILL TRACK ENE ACROSS
THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND
FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL WATERS NEAR SE LOUISIANA TO NEAR TUXPAN
MEXICO TODAY...THEN WILL STALL AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE.
SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION LATE
MON AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF
WATERS TUE MORNING. THE FRONT IS FORECAST TO EXTENDS FROM THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...
FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE WED
MORNING...AND WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE WED. GALE FORCE WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT
INTO WED.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE FAR NW WATERS
TONIGHT...BEFORE MOVING N OF THE AREA SUN NIGHT. SOUTHERLY WINDS
WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE NW WATERS LATE TUE NIGHT AHEAD OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE WED. THE
FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM 31N75W TO CENTRAL CUBA WED NIGHT. FRESH
TO STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS UP TO 10-12 FT ARE EXPECTED
BEHIND THE FRONT.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND S LESS THAN 5 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 FT N OF 27N.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND SE LESS THAN 5 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN...S OF 27N...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. N OF 27N...E WINDS LESS
THAN 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF
27N...AND 3 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...S OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND
4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO
7 FT N OF 27N.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND
6 TO 8 FT N OF 27N.



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