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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
946 PM EST WED DEC 7 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 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.

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM 30N65W TO EXTREME S FLORIDA WILL
REMAIN STATIONARY W OF 70W AND MOVE SLOWLY SE ELSEWHERE THROUGH
THU AFTERNOON BEFORE STALLING. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
OFF THE NE FLORIDA COAST EARLY THU...AND REACH FROM 31N66W TO
THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA THROUGH LATE FRI. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE N
OF MERGING FRONTS WILL SUPPORT A BROAD AREA OF STRONG WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS W OF 70W THIS WEEKEND.

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND NW TO N LESS THAN
5 KT N OF 27N. S OF 27N...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. N OF 27N...SEAS
3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND NW 10 TO 15 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND N 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 TO 4 FT N OF 27N.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT S OF 27N...AND N 20 TO 25 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND
5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...AND 6 TO
8 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...
AND 5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 27N...SEAS 3 FT IN THE
MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. N OF 27N...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF
27N...AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.


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