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FZNT25 KNHC 222109
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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
409 PM EST MON DEC 22 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...A WARM FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO
HOUSTON TEXAS WILL BECOME DIFFUSE LATER TODAY. SOUTHERLY RETURN
FLOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT
EXPECTED TO ENTER THE NW GULF EARLY TUE. THE FRONT WILL EXTEND
FROM SE LOUISIANA TO THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE
NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE EASTERN BAY OF
CAMPECHE WED...AND MOVE EAST OF AREA WED NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS
ARE EXPECTED WEST OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT AND WED. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK WARM FRONT OFF NE FLORIDA WILL MOVE N OF THE
AREA LATER TODAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE NW
WATERS TUE NIGHT AND WED AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING
INTO THE AREA WED NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM 31N75W TO W
CUBA THU...FROM 31N70W TO CENTRAL CUBA THU NIGHT...AND FROM
30N65W TO CENTRAL CUBA FRI NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG NW WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 27N...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. N OF 27N...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT
S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO
6 FT N OF 27N.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N
OF 27N.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 TO
4 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.


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