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061
FZNT31 KNHC 050923
OFFN20

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
523 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE TROPICAL N ATLANTIC
FROM 07N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...THE SW N ATLANTIC S OF
31N W OF 65W INCLUDING BAHAMAS...AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA.

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.

SYNOPSIS FOR CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLC FROM 07N TO 19N
BETWEEN 55W AND 64W

.SYNOPSIS...MODERATE E TO SE TRADE WINDS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS
MOST OF E HALF OF BASIN THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS A LATE SEASON
COLD FRONT MOVES SE ACROSS THE W HALF OF BASIN. COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE YUCATAN CHANNEL EARLY THIS MORNING WILL REACH FROM
CENTRAL CUBA TO THE NW GULF OF HONDURAS THIS EVENING...FROM FAR
E CUBA TO CENTRAL NICARAGUA FRI EVENING...THEN SLOW FORWARD
PROGRESS AND EXTEND FROM NW HAITI TO COSTA RICA-PANAMA BORDER
SAT EVENING. FRONT TO STALL AND WEAKEN FROM CENTRAL HISPANIOLA
TO CENTRAL PANAMA SUN. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD FROM GULF OF MEXICO
E-SE BEHIND FRONT OVER THE WEEKEND AND INDUCE FRESH TO STRONG NE
FLOW THROUGH THE WINDWARD PASSAGE AND LEE OF CUBA SUN AND SUN
NIGHT.

NW CARIBBEAN W OF 85W

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 85W

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S OF 18N...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO
10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 72W

.TODAY...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND N 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N

.TODAY...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

CARIBBEAN BETWEEN 64W AND 72W

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

OFFSHORE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 15N TO
19N W OF 55W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

OFFSHORE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 07N TO
15N W OF 55W

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM 31N76W THROUGH THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA WILL MOVE SE AND EXTEND FROM 31N71W TO E
CENTRAL CUBA THIS EVENING...FROM 31N66W TO FAR EASTERN CUBA FRI
EVENING...AND FROM 27N65W TO NW HAITI SAT EVENING BEFORE
STALLING
AND WEAKENING ACROSS CENTRAL HISPANIOLA AND SE WATERS SUN.
STRONG
TO GALE FORCE SW WINDS WITH SCATTERED STRONG TSTMS ARE EXPECTED
EAST OF THE FRONT THIS MORNING THROUGH TONIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL
SHIFT FROM GULF OF MEXICO E INTO ATLC WATERS SUN THROUGH MON.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N W OF 77W

.TODAY...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N BETWEEN 65W AND 77W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...W OF 70W...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FT W OF 70W...AND 7 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT W OF 70W...AND SW 15 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT W OF 70W...AND 7 TO 10 FT
ELSEWHERE.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

BAHAMAS N OF 22N

.TODAY...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 22N TO 27N BETWEEN 65W AND THE BAHAMAS

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT W OF 70W...AND S 15 TO 25 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT W OF 70W...AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT W OF 70W...AND S 10 TO
20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT W OF 70W...AND 6 TO 9 FT
ELSEWHERE.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

ATLC WATERS S OF 22N W OF 65W

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 19N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 65W

.TODAY...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.



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