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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
339 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

...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 HAS MOVED INTO THE NW WATERS.
STRONG TO GALE FORCE N WINDS WILL SPREAD BEHIND THE FRONT OVER
THE WESTERN GULF AND W CENTRAL GULF EARLY TODAY THROUGH FRI
NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL
BAY OF CAMPECHE BY THU...STALLING OVER THE SE GULF FRI AND
LINGERING THROUGH SUN NIGHT. REMNANTS OF THE FRONT WILL DRIFT
INTO THE NW GULF SUN NIGHT THROUGH MON NIGHT CREATING A TIGHT
PRES GRADIENT OVER THE NW AND N CENTRAL WATERS.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRES RIDGING WILL PREVAIL OVER THE FORECAST
AREA TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE SE GEORGIA COAST LATE
TONIGHT AND EXTEND FROM NEAR BERMUDA TO CENTRAL FLORIDA FRI. THE
SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE FRONT WILL STALL AND DISSIPATE OVER THE
WESTERN WATERS THROUGH SAT WHILE THE NORTHERN PART OF THE FRONT
SHIFTS E OF THE AREA LATE SAT. REMNANTS OF THE FRONT WILL BECOME
A NORTH TO SOUTH COASTAL TROUGH E OF FLORIDA SUN WHERE IT WILL
LINGER THROUGH SUN NIGHT...THEN WILL MOVE E AS A COLD FRONT
AGAIN MON AND MON NIGHT.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO
6 FT N OF 27N.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING... BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. N OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT... SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND NE 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N
OF 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N
OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND
3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


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