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FZNT25 KNHC 220248
OFFN04

NAVTEX Marine Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
948 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...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 weak cold front along the Texas coast will drift
into the coastal waters tonight and stall before moving back
inland Thu. Strong high pressure across the W Atlc will maintain
a ridge extending W across the Gulf coast states to produce
fresh return flow across most of the basin, except strong winds
through the Straits of Florida and across central portion of the
Gulf. A weak cold front will drift into the far NW waters Sat
night and stall there through the remainder of the weekend into
early next week.

.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.THU...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft, subsiding to 2 ft or
less.
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

Within 200 nm east of the coast of Florida

.SYNOPSIS...W Atlc ridge will persist along 33N-34N through Thu
then drift SW and slowly weaken through the weekend. Gentle to
moderate winds will prevail N of 25N with fresh to strong winds
S of 25N through Thu. NNE swell will move through waters E of
65W through Fri night. A weak cold front may move off the NE
Florida coast early next week.

.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft S of 27N, and 5 to
7 ft N of 27N. Slight chance of showers.
.THU...E winds 15 to 20 kt S of 27N, and E to SE 15 to 20 kt N of
27N. Seas 3 to 5 ft S of 27N, and 5 to 7 ft N of 27N. Slight
chance of showers.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft S of 27N, and
5 to 7 ft N of 27N. Chance of showers.
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft S of 27N, and 5 to
7 ft N of 27N.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft S of 27N,
and 5 to 7 ft N of 27N.
.SAT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft S of 27N, and 4 to
6 ft N of 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less S of 27N,
and 4 to 6 ft N of 27N.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less S of 27N, and 3 to
5 ft N of 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less S of 27N,
and 3 to 5 ft N of 27N.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less S of 27N, and
3 to 5 ft N of 27N.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less S of
27N, and 3 to 4 ft N of 27N.



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