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FZNT31 KNHC 262103
OFFN20

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
403 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE TROPICAL N ATLANTIC
FROM 07N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...THE SW N ATLANTIC S OF
31N W OF 65W INCLUDING BAHAMAS...AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA.

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 CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLC FROM 07N TO 19N
BETWEEN 55W AND 64W

.SYNOPSIS...TRADE WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS CARIBBEAN
TONIGHT AS HIGH PRES BUILDS N OF THE AREA. STRONG WIND FLOW IS
NEAR THE COAST OF COLOMBIA...FORECAST TO REACH MINIMAL GALE
FORCE DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS EACH NIGHT THIS WEEK BEGINNING
MON. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WILL
EXTEND N TO HISPANIOLA ADJACENT WATERS MON NIGHT CONTINUING
THROUGH THE END OF THE PERIOD AND ACROSS THE E CARIBBEAN TUE
NIGHT THROUGH THU NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN
THE WINDWARD PASSAGE MON NIGHT THROUGH TUE NIGHT.
OTHERWISE...LARGE TRADE WIND SWELL WILL AFFECT THE TROPICAL ATLC
WATERS MON THROUGH FRI.

NW CARIBBEAN W OF 85W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 85W

.TONIGHT...S OF 18N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS
LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT S OF 18N...AND 3 TO
5 FT ELSEWHERE.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 72W

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF 12N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W...NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF 12N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W...NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF 12N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W...NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF 12N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W...NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF 12N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W...NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT.

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

CARIBBEAN BETWEEN 64W AND 72W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT GULF OF VENEZUELA... AND E
10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT GULF OF VENEZUELA...AND
6 TO 8 FT ELSEWHERE.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT GULF OF VENEZUELA...
AND 6 TO 8 FT ELSEWHERE.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

OFFSHORE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 15N TO
19N W OF 55W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

OFFSHORE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 07N TO
15N W OF 55W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

.SYNOPSIS...NORTHERN PORTION OF A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM
31N71W TO THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE EAST AND EXIT THE
FORECAST AREA MON...WHILE THE SOUTHERN PORTION STALLS OVER THE
GREAT BAHAMA BANK TONIGHT WHILE IT DISSIPATES. HIGH PRES IN THE
WAKE OF THE FRONT WILL DOMINATE THE REGION THROUGH WED. THE NEXT
COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO ENTER THE SW N ATLC ON THU
MORNING...EXTENDING FROM 31N68W TO CENTRAL FLORIDA FRIDAY
EVENING.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N W OF 77W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N BETWEEN 65W AND 77W

.TONIGHT...W OF 70W...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS
LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

BAHAMAS N OF 22N

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 22N TO 27N BETWEEN 65W AND THE BAHAMAS

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

ATLC WATERS S OF 22N W OF 65W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

ATLC WATERS FROM 19N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 65W

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.



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