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FZNT02 KNHC 290308
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
0430 UTC SAT AUG 29 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0000 UTC SAT AUG 29.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC SUN AUG 30.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC MON AUG 31.

.WARNINGS.

...ATLC AND CARIBBEAN TROPICAL STORM WARNING...
.TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 18.5N 72.9W 1008 MB AT 0300 UTC AUG
29 MOVING WNW OR 285 DEG AT 17 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT
GUSTS 50 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 120 NM E
SEMICIRCLE AND 0 NM W SEMICIRCLE.  SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN
0 NM W SEMICIRCLE...240 NM NE QUADRANT AND 150 NM SE QUADRANT
WITH SEAS TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 330 NM NE QUADRANT...210 NM
SE QUADRANT AND 30 NM W SEMICIRCLE WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT. REMAINDER AREA WITHIN 420 NM N QUADRANT AND 360 NM E
QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL DEPRESSION ERIKA INLAND NEAR 22.0N
78.0W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT GUSTS 40 KT. WITHIN 180 NM
NE QUADRANT AND 120 NM NW QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 330 NM NE QUADRANT WINDS 20 KT OR LESS.
SEAS TO 9 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 25.0N 82.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT GUSTS 45 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 0 NM OF CENTER EXCEPT 60 NM NE QUADRANT. SEAS TO 11 FT.
WITHIN 60 NM OF CENTER...EXCEPT 90 NM NE QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO 33
KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.72 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 26.5N 83.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT GUSTS 45 KT. EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR
GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 28.5N 84.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL DEPRESSION ERIKA INLAND NEAR 31.0N
84.0W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 25 KT GUSTS 35 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 FROM 12N TO 16N BETWEEN 68W AND 73W E TO SE WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 12N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W AND 77W E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.42 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 17N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN E SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 12N TO 14N BETWEEN 69W AND 72W E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. FROM 12N TO 14N BETWEEN 76W AND 79W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 8 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.

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

.FORECASTER . NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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