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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
516 PM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

...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 RIDGE EXTENDS FROM FLORIDA BAY TO THE MISSISSIPPI
DELTA WITH A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER ALONG THE RIDGE NEAR 28N87W.
THE HIGH WILL SHIFT NW TO INTERIOR LOUISIANA ON FRI WITH A RIDGE
EXTENDING SE TO THE SE GULF WATERS. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT SE TO
OVER THE NE GULF OVER THE WEEKEND WITH THE RIDGE BECOMING
ORIENTATED FROM SW LOUISIANA TO FLORIDA BAY.

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO
2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.MON...N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 1 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE ALONG 27N WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT N TO ALONG 30N
ON SUN THEN RETREAT E OF THE AREA ON MON AS STRONGER RIDGING
BUILDS SOUTHWARD OVER THE FAR NW WATERS. A TROPICAL LOW...POSSIBLY
A TROPICAL CYCLONE...IS EXPECTED TO MOVE W-NW ACROSS THE LEEWARD
ISLANDS TONIGHT AND INTO THE ATLC NEAR HISPANIOLA ON SAT...THEN
CONTINUE NW ACROSS OR VERY NEAR THE BAHAMAS THROUGH MON.

.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...S WINDS
LESS THAN 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...S OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...S WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...S OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS
LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND SW 5 TO 10 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



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