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FZNT02 KNHC 280916
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1030 UTC SUN AUG 28 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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.

PAN PAN

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 0600 UTC SUN AUG 28.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC MON AUG 29.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC TUE AUG 30.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE WARNING...
.HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 30.1N 54.6W 980 MB AT 0900 UTC AUG 28
MOVING NNW OR 330 DEG AT 5 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 80 KT
GUSTS 100 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 120 NM E
SEMICIRCLE...50 NM SW QUADRANT AND 80 NM NW QUADRANT.  SEAS 12
FT OR GREATER WITHIN 180 NM N AND 120 NM S SEMICIRCLES WITH SEAS
TO 30 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 210 NM OF CENTER WINDS 20 TO 33 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 12 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 26N
BETWEEN 49W AND 61W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 11 FT IN MIXED
SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 31.0N 55.3W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 95 KT GUSTS 115 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 130 NM NE...120 NM SE...80 NM SW AND 110 NM NW QUADRANTS.
SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 210 NM OF CENTER WITH SEAS TO 35 FT.
ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 28N BETWEEN 51W AND 60W
WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON N OF AREA NEAR 31.9N 54.3W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS WITHIN 140 NM NE...130 NM SE...100 NM SW AND 110 NM NW
QUADRANTS. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 210 NM OF CENTER WITH
SEAS TO 38 FT. ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST WATERS N OF 28N BETWEEN
48W AND 59W WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.72 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 33.3N 51.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 35.8N 46.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 80 KT GUSTS 100 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 38.5N 39.5W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 70 KT GUSTS 85 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.

.ATLC LOW PRES NEAR 24N80W 1009 MB. WITHIN 180 NM NE QUADRANT OF
LOW E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES NEAR 24N82W 1008 MB. WITHIN 120 NM N
QUADRANT OF LOW E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES...POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE...NEAR
24.5N85W 1007 MB. WITHIN 150 NM OF LOW EXCEPT SW QUADRANT WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.CARIBBEAN 48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 12N TO 14N BETWEEN 69W AND 73W
E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

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

$$
.FORECASTER MUNDELL. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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