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FZNT25 KNHC 110239
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
939 PM EST SAT DEC 10 2016

...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...STRONG HIGH PRES N OF THE BASIN WILL DOMINATE THE
REGION THIS WEEKEND AS IT SLIDES E AND WEAKENS INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. RETURN FLOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA EARLY NEXT
WEEK... BEFORE A WEAK COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE FAR NORTHERN
GULF WED. THE WEAK FRONT WILL STALL IN THE NORTHERN GULF WED
NIGHT...PUSHING S THROUGH THU NIGHT AS STRENGTHENING HIGH PRES
BUILDS IN FROM THE N.

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT
UP TO 10 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS NEAR STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT EARLY IN THE
MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT FROM 26N65W TO THE CENTRAL
BAHAMAS TO THE FL STRAITS WILL GRADUALLY BECOME DIFFUSE THROUGH
SUN WHILE STRONG HIGH PRES SLIDES E...TO THE N OF THE REGION.
THE HIGH WILL SUPPORT AN EXPANDING AREA OF STRONG WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS ACROSS THE WATERS S OF 28N AND W OF THE BAHAMAS
THROUGH SUN NIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL
BRUSH THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS MON THROUGH TUE NIGHT. A STRONGER
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN WATERS WED NIGHT THROUGH
THU NIGHT.

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO
9 FT NEAR GULF STREAM. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND E 15 TO 20 KT N OF 27N.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT S OF 27N...AND SE 15 TO 20
KT N OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND S 15 TO 20 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.


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