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FZNT32 KNHC 160815
OFFN21

Marine Weather HF Voice Broadcast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
315 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

Marine Weather HF Voice Broadcast for the Gulf of Mexico

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 the Gulf of Mexico

.SYNOPSIS...High pres ridge extending SW over the Gulf will
slowly move E tonight. Fresh to locally strong N to NE winds this
morning E of 85W will persist until mid morning. A strong cold
front will enter the NW Gulf this afternoon, reach from the
Florida panhandle to near 26N91W and to just N of Tampico this
evening, then move SE of the area early on Wed. Gale force N
winds are expected near Tampico and Veracruz tonight and Wed, and
frequent gusts to gale force are expected over the NW waters
today and tonight. Strong high pres following in the wake of the
front will shift E through Fri. Yet another cold front is due to
arrive Mon.

Gulf of Mexico N of 26N W of 87W

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.WED...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Gulf of Mexico from 22N to 26N W of 87W

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND WED MORNING...

.TODAY...E winds less than 10 kt, shifting to NE in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...S of 24N and W of 96W NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 10 to 14 ft. Elsewhere, NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10
ft.
.WED...Until mid morning S of 24N and W of 96W NW to N winds 25
to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft. Otherwise, NE winds 15 to 25 kt.
Seas 8 to 11 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

SW Gulf of Mexico S of 22N W of 87W

...GALE WARNING WED...

.TODAY...Within 60 nm of coast of Veracruz, NE winds less than
10 kt, shifting to N in the afternoon. Elsewhere, E winds 10 to
15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...Within 60 nm of coast of Veracruz, NE winds 10 to
15 kt, shifting to N 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft,
building to 6 to 9 ft after midnight. Elsewhere, NE winds 10 to
15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...NW winds 25 to 35 kt and seas 10 to 15 ft within 60 nm of
coast of Veracruz, and NE 10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10
ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 15 to 25 kt within 60 nm of coast of
Veracruz, and NE 10 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Gulf of Mexico E of 87W

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft, subsiding to 5 to
7 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI...E winds less than 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.



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