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FZNT32 KNHC 180900
OFFN21

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
400 AM EST WED JAN 18 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 RIDGE WILL DOMINATE THE GULF WATERS THROUGH THU
SUPPORTING MAINLY MODERATE TO FRESH E TO SE WINDS. A COLD FRONT
ACCOMPANIED BY TSTMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE N GULF WATERS TONIGHT
INTO THU...DISSIPATING OVER THE NE WATERS BY FRI. A STRONGER
COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO SWEEP ACROSS THE ENTIRE GULF DURING
THE UPCOMING WEEKEND BRINGING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN WINDS
AND SEAS.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 14 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT.

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

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO
11 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.

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

.TODAY...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND SE 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND E 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND SE 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... BUILDING TO
8 TO 11 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
EVENING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.


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