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FZNT32 KNHC 220300
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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1000 PM EST TUE FEB 21 2017

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...A TROUGH ALONG SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND SE LOUISIANA
WILL RACE E AND MERGE WITH A COLD FRONT CURRENTLY EXTENDING S
FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE E BAY OF CAMPECHE. A SURFACE
LOW WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE MERGED FRONT NEAR 28N84W WED MORNING.
THE LOW WILL MOVE SE AND CROSS FLORIDA ALONG 27N WED NIGHT
DRAGGING THE FRONT THROUGH THE FLORIDA STRAITS THROUGH EARLY
THU. A NEW COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE NW BASIN FRI NIGHT...EXTEND
FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO NE MEXICO SAT EVENING AND MOVE
ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THE STRAITS SUN AFTERNOON.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING NW LESS
THAN 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 87W

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

SW GULF OF MEXICO S OF 22N W OF 87W

.TONIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...N WINDS LESS THAN
10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS
10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND W 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS WITHIN
60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 3 TO 5 FT ELSEWHERE.
.WED NIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...VARIABLE WINDS
LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S LESS THAN 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS WITHIN 60 NM
OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 3 TO 5 FT ELSEWHERE.
.THU...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



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