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FZNT02 KNHC 281000
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1030 UTC FRI AUG 28 2015

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

SECURITE

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 0600 UTC FRI AUG 28.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC SAT AUG 29.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC SUN AUG 30.

.WARNINGS.

...ATLC AND CARIBBEAN TROPICAL STORM WARNING...
.TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 17.7N 67.7W 1006 MB AT 0900 UTC AUG
28 MOVING WNW OR 290 DEG AT 15 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT
GUSTS 55 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 0 NM W
SEMICIRCLE...130 NM NE QUADRANT AND 120 NM SE QUADRANT. SEAS 12
FT OR GREATER WITHIN 0 NM OF CENTER EXCEPT 210 NM NE QUADRANT
WITH SEAS TO 16 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 270 NM N QUADRANT...180 NM
E SEMICIRCLE...AND 60 NM SW SEMICIRCLE WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8
TO 12 FT. REMAINDER AREA WITHIN 360 NM NE QUADRANT AND 390 NM NW
QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA OVER WATER NEAR 20.5N
72.9W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. LITTLE CHANGE
IN RADIUS OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS AND SEAS 12 FT OR
GREATER. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM NE SEMICIRCLE WINDS 20 TO 33
KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. REMAINDER AREA WITHIN 270 NM N QUADRANT AND
240 NM E QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN MIXED
SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 23.2N 78.1W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT GUSTS 55 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 120 NM NE QUADRANT...110 NM SE QUADRANT...0 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 40 NM NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN
180 NM NE QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 13 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 180 NM
NE QUADRANT...210 NM SE QUADRANT...60 NM SW QUADRANT AND 120 NM
NW QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. REMAINDER AREA
WITHIN 300 NM N QUADRANT AND 210 NM E QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.72 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INLAND NEAR 25.6N 80.7W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 50 KT GUSTS 60 KT. EXTENDED
OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INLAND NEAR 27.7N 81.6W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT GUSTS 55 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INLAND NEAR 30.0N 82.0W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.CARIBBEAN 24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11.5N TO 17N BETWEEN 68W AND
73.5W E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 18N BETWEEN 69W AND 78W E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.FORECASTER STRIPLING. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.


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