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FZNT25 KNHC 202127
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
427 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...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 STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE ENTIRE
GULF OVER THE WEEKEND ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE AREA OF STRONG TO
GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS MOST OF THE WATERS N OF 22N BOTH E AND W
OF THE FRONT. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY TUE AS HIGH PRES BUILDS
IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN SW SWELL.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN W TO NW SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...THE WEAK TAIL END OF A COLD FRONT WILL SHIFT S-SE
THROUGH THE WATERS S OF 22N AND E OF 70W THROUGH SAT. WEAK HIGH
PRES WILL LINGER OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE
 SHIFTING E-NE THIS WEEKEND AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THIS
NEXT FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NW WATERS SUN NIGHT THEN REACH FROM
31N71W TO THE  SE BAHAMAS BY MON EVENING...THEN FROM 31N66W TO
THE WINDWARD  PASSAGE TUE EVENING. THIS FRONT WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE  AREA OF GALE FORCE WINDS BOTH E AND W OF
THE FRONT.

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND S TO SW 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT S OF 27N...AND S TO SW 20 TO
25 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND S TO SW 20 TO 30 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW
SWELL.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



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