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FZNT02 KNHC 222056
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2230 UTC THU FEB 22 2018

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

SECURITE

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC THU FEB 22.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC FRI FEB 23.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC SAT FEB 24.

.WARNINGS.

...CARIBBEAN GALE WARNING...
.CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W NE WINDS 25 TO 30
KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N E OF 81W NE TO E
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. S OF 17N
BETWEEN 81W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE
TO E SWELL.
.06 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 76.5W NE TO E
WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N E
OF 81W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. S OF 17W
BETWEEN 81W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE
TO E SWELL.
.18 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 15N BETWEEN 73W AND 80W NE TO E
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. FROM 15N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W
AND 76W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE
FROM 10N TO 18N E OF 81W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12
FT. S OF 16.5W BETWEEN 81W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8
TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 15N BETWEEN 73W AND 80W NE TO E
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. FROM 15N TO 18N BETWEEN 71W
AND 76W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE
FROM 10N TO 18N E OF 80W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. S
OF 16.5W BETWEEN 80W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11
FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.30 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 12N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W NE TO E
WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 15N
FROM 70W TO 80W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. FROM
15N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W AND 76W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8
TO 10 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA S OF 18N E OF 80W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. S OF 16.5N BETWEEN 80W
AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.42 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 13.5N BETWEEN 73W AND 78W NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. FROM 15N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W
AND 75W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. ELSEWHERE S OF
18N BETWEEN 64W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN
NE TO E SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W NE TO E
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 17N
BETWEEN 73W AND 81W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE
TO E SWELL.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC WATERS N OF 26N E OF 38W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
14 TO 17 FT IN NW TO N SWELL. N OF 15N TO LINE FROM 23N78W TO
23N43W...INCLUDING APPROACH TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT IN N TO NE SWELL...HIGHEST NEAR
17N48W. ELSEWHERE S OF LINE FROM 29N77W TO 31N53W TO 31N35W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT IN MIXED NE AND N SWELL
OUTSIDE BAHAMAS...HIGHEST E PART.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 17N TO 25N BETWEEN 61W AND
76W...INCLUDING APPROACH TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN NE SWELL. ELSEWHERE S OF LINE FROM
28N77W TO 28N65W TO 24N47W TO 24N35W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8
TO 13 FT IN MIXED NE AND N SWELL OUTSIDE BAHAMAS...HIGHEST NEAR
14N55W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST S OF LINE FROM 26N74W TO 14N48W TO 14N43W TO
21N35W...INCLUDING APPROACH TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. W OF 55W...SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN NE TO E SWELL OUTSIDE
BAHAMAS. E OF 55W...SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN N TO NE SWELL.

.24 HOUR FORECAST ATLC COLD FRONT FROM 27N35W TO 25N41W TO
24N48W. N OF 30N BETWEEN 38W AND 46W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF LINE FROM 24N35W TO 24N48W WINDS
20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN NW TO N SWELL...HIGHEST NEAR
23N35W.
.48 HOUR FORECAST ATLC COLD FRONT FROM 22N35W TO 19N45W. N OF
FRONT AND E OF 42W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 19 FT
IN NW TO N SWELL. ELSEWHERE N OF LINE FROM 21N35W TO 22N48W TO
31N53W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT IN NW TO N
SWELL...HIGHEST NE PART.

.CARIBBEAN N OF 18.5N E OF 80W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE
TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST N OF 18.5N E OF 76W...INCLUDING WINDWARD
PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDWARD PASSAGE E OF 75W NE WINDS 20 TO 25
KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.CARIBBEAN 06 HOUR FORECAST S OF 17.5N W OF 86W...INCLUDING THE
GULF OF HONDURAS...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.18 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS IMPROVE. WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS
LESS THAN 8 FT.

.GULF OF MEXICO AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITHIN 30 NM OF THE COAST
FROM HIGH ISLAND TEXAS TO PORT ARANASAS TEXAS.
.18 HOUR FORECAST FOG DISSIPATED.

.GULF OF MEXICO S OF 24N E OF 84W...INCLUDING THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.12 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS IMPROVE. WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS
LESS THAN 8 FT.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

$$
.FORECASTER MCELROY. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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