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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1119 AM EDT FRI APR 18 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 WARM FRONT EXTENDS FROM FLORIDA BIG BEND TO A
1011 MB LOW NEAR 28N87W WITH A COLD FRONT TRAILING TO NEAR
23N95W. THE WARM FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT N TODAY WHILE THE
LOW SHIFTS SLOWLY NE...MOVING INLAND ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA
PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON...AND COLD FRONT FROM LOW TO 22N92W.
THE LOW WILL CONTINUE NE OVERNIGHT AND EXIT THE GEORGIA COAST
SAT MORNING... WITH THE COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM EXTREME SW
FLORIDA TO 21.5N90W THEN SE OF AREA BY SAT EVENING. MINIMAL GALE
FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED BRIEFLY ACROSS N AND NW PORTIONS OF LOW
THIS AFTERNOON...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE NE
GULF AHEAD OF THE LOW AND COLD FRONT. A RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE GULF ALONG ABOUT 30N SUN THROUGH TUE NIGHT.

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 31N74W TO
NEAR COCOA BEACH FLORIDA HAS BEGUN TO LIFT N AS A WARM FRONT
ACROSS FLORIDA THIS MORNING...AND WILL LIFT N OF AREA BY LATE
THIS AFTERNOON AS LOW PRES OVER THE NE GULF OF MEXICO MOVES
SLOWLY E...AND ACROSS NORTHERN FLORIDA TONIGHT...EXITING GEORGIA
COAST SAT MORNING...THEN ACROSS THE SW N ATLC THROUGH TUE.
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL DRAG ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK...REACHING 31N78W TO FLORIDA KEYS SAT
AFTERNOON...THEN FROM BERMUDA TO TURKS AND CAICOS MON EVENING.
STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE COLD FRONT IN THE
FAR NW WATERS SUN INTO MON THEN DIMINISH MON NIGHT AND TUE...AND
GENERATE NORTHERLY SWELL BEHIND FRONT.

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S OF 27N...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT... BECOMING W 15 TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.



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