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FZNT27 KNHC 181440
OFFN06

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
940 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM NAPLES FLORIDA WSW
TO 25N87W...THEN BECOMES A WARM FRONT NW TO NEAR GALVESTON BAY.
THE STATIONARY PORTION WILL BECOME DIFFUSE BY TONIGHT...WHILE
THE WARM FRONT PORTION WILL LIFT NE ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL
GULF THROUGH SAT MORNING AS LOW PRES ACROSS INLAND COASTAL SE
TEXAS TRACKS NE. THE LOW WILL REACH THE COAST OF SE LOUISIANA
FRI NIGHT DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF. THE LOW
PRES WILL REACH NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BY SAT
WITH THE FRONT SW TO NEAR TAMPICO...THEN BECOMING STATIONARY
WHILE WEAKENING FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND SW TO THE EASTERN BAY
OF CAMPECHE BY SUN. WEAK HIGH PRES WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS
THE GULF BEHIND THE FRONT SUN NIGHT THROUGH MON.

NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...NE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.


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