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FZNT25 KNHC 172104
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
404 PM EST TUE JAN 17 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 RIDGE WILL DOMINATE THE GULF WATERS THROUGH THU
SUPPORTING MAINLY MODERATE TO FRESH E TO SE WINDS. A COLD FRONT
ACCOMPANIED BY TSTMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE N GULF WATERS WED
NIGHT INTO THU...DISSIPATING OVER THE NE WATERS BY FRI. A
STRONGER COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO SWEEP ACROSS THE ENTIRE GULF
DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKEND BRINGING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN
WINDS AND SEAS.

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT EARLY IN THE
EVENING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SW SWELL.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...FRESH TO STRONG WINDS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ZONES...INCLUDING THE APPROACH TO THE WINDWARD PASSAGE
THROUGH EARLY WED MORNING. OTHERWISE...GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS
WILL DOMINATE THE REMAINDER AREA THROUGH LATE WED. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE N WATERS WED NIGHT INTO THU ACCOMPANIED BY
STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS OVER THE NE WATERS.

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SE TO S 5 TO
10 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SW TO W 10 TO
15 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND W TO NW 10 TO
15 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...S OF 27N...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. N OF 27N...NW TO N
WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 5 KT LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO 3 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.


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