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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1050 AM EDT WED JUL 30 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 WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY FROM TAMPA BAY TO SABINE
PASS WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH FRI THEN DISSIPATE. A
WEAK TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE NW GULF COAST ON SUN.
OTHERWISE...A RIDGE FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULA TO THE TEXAS
COASTAL BEND WILL PERSIST THROUGH THU NIGHT THEN LIFT TO NEAR
27N BY LATE FRI THROUGH SUN NIGHT...WITH HIGH PRES CENTERS
FORMING INTERMITTENTLY ALONG THE RIDGE AXIS.

.THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
1 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 1 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK COLD FRONT HAS STALLED OVER NW WATERS. THE
FRONT WILL RETROGRADES BACK ONSHORE LATE THU THROUGH FRI. A RIDGE
EXTENDING FROM 30N65W TO THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA WILL WEAKEN
SLIGHTLY THROUGH THU THEN LIFT N FROM 31N70W TO CAPE CANAVERAL
THROUGH SUN NIGHT. LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY NEAR 09N45W IS EXPECTED
TO REACH THE TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS EARLY FRI...POSSIBLY AS A
TROPICAL CYCLONE...TURN MORE NW AND APPROACH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
FRI NIGHT...PASS N OF PUERTO RICO LATE SAT BEFORE TURNING N-NE
AND PASSING E OF THE SOUTHERN BAHAMAS ON SUN.

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



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