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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
521 AM EDT WED MAY 4 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...A COLD FRONT FROM THE CENTRAL FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO
THE MEXICO COAST NEAR 18.5N95W WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SE AND
EXTEND FROM SW FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE THIS
EVENING...THEN MOVE SE OF THE AREA EARLY THU. BANDS AND CLUSTERS
OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR E OF THE FRONT. HIGH PRESSURE
AND A REINFORCING SURGE OF COOL AIR WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE
REGION THU THROUGH SAT. HIGH PRES WILL SHIFT E INTO NE GULF SAT
NIGHT THROUGH SUN ALLOWING FOR MODERATE TO FRESH RETURN FLOW TO
ESTABLISH ACROSS W PORTIONS.

.TODAY...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE EXTENDING THROUGH BERMUDA TO THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA WILL SHIFT SE AND WEAKEN TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
SE OFF THE NE FLORIDA COAST THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
SE...EXTENDING FROM 31N73W THROUGH CENTRAL BAHAMAS TO CENTRAL
CUBA THU EVENING...FROM 31N69W TO EASTERN CUBA FRI EVENING...AND
FROM 31N66W TO NW HAITI SAT EVENING. THE FRONT WILL STALL AND
WEAKEN FROM 25N65W TO THE EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SUN. STRONG
SW WINDS WILL PREVAIL E OF THE FRONT TONIGHT THROUGH THU NIGHT.
LINES OF STRONG SHOWERS AND TSTMS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ALONG AND
WELL E OF THE FRONT TONIGHT THROUGH THU NIGHT.

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SW 15 TO 20 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. N OF 27N...S TO
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.THU...S OF 27N...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT. N OF 27N...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF
27N...AND 5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND
4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT
N OF 27N.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 27N...SEAS 3 FT IN THE
MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. N OF 27N...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...
AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...
AND 3 TO 4 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...
AND 3 TO 4 FT N OF 27N.


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