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FZNT25 KNHC 071413
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
913 AM EST WED DEC 7 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 WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM SW FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF WILL DRIFT NORTHWARD TODAY...REACHING THE CENTRAL
GULF BY THURSDAY MORNING WHILE WEAKENING FURTHER. A STRONGER
COLD FRONT WILL EMERGE OFF THE COAST OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA BY
THURSDAY MORNING AND GRADUALLY MERGE WITH THE OLD FRONT. STRONG
TO GALE FORCE WINDS WILL FOLLOW THE STRONG COLD FRONT FORECAST TO
CROSS THE GULF WATERS THU AND THU NIGHT.

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT UNTIL LATE
AFTERNOON...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM 31N73W TO S FLORIDA WILL REACH
FROM BERMUDA TO S FLORIDA THIS EVENING...AND E OF THE AREA
THROUGH THU. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE NE FLORIDA
COAST EARLY THU...AND REACH FROM 31N66W THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA
THROUGH LATE FRI. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE N OF MERGING FRONT WILL
SUPPORT A BROAD AREA OF STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS E OF
BAHAMAS THIS WEEKEND.

.TODAY...S OF 27N...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. N OF 27N...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING... SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND NW LESS THAN 5 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S EARLY IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN...SHIFTING TO NW TO N LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 27N...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE
15 TO 20 KT EARLY IN THE MORNING. N OF 27N...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO
20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.


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