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FZNT02 KNHC 251543
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1630 UTC THU AUG 25 2016

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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.

PAN PAN

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

SYNOPSIS VALID 1200 UTC THU AUG 25.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC FRI AUG 26.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SAT AUG 27.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE WARNING...
.TROPICAL STORM GASTON NEAR 20.4N 44.4W 992 MB AT 1500 UTC AUG
25 MOVING NW OR 315 DEG AT 15 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 60 KT
GUSTS 75 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 100 NM N
SEMICIRCLE...70 NM SE QUADRANT AND 30 NM SW QUADRANT.  SEAS 12
FT OR GREATER WITHIN 90 NM S SEMICIRCLE...150 NM NE QUADRANT AND
120 NM NW QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 25 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 180 NM
NE AND 120 NM SW SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
REMAINDER OF AREA WITHIN 300 NM N AND 180 NM S SEMICIRCLES WINDS
20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 9 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM GASTON NEAR 24.4N 48.2W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 55 KT GUSTS 65 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS WITHIN 130 NM NE QUADRANT...90 NM SE QUADRANT...40 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 110 NM NW QUADRANT. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 12
FT OR GREATER WITHIN 240 NM NE SEMICIRCLE AND 120 NM SW
SEMICIRCLE WITH SEAS TO 27 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 360 NM OF CENTER
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 10 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 27.1N 53.1W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 65 KT GUSTS 80 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 130 NM NE QUADRANT...90 NM SE QUADRANT...60 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 110 NM NW QUADRANT. WINDS 20 TO 33 KT AND SEAS 12
FT OR GREATER WITHIN 300 NM NE AND 150 NM SW SEMICIRCLES WITH
SEAS TO 31 FT.  OVER FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 480 NM NE AND 300 NM
SW SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 10 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.72 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 29.4N 56.6W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 80 KT GUSTS 100 KT.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 31.0N 58.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GASTON NEAR 33.0N 57.0W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

...GALE WARNING...

.ATLC LOW PRES NEAR 21N70.5W 1008 MB. WITHIN 150 NM NE AND E
QUADRANTS OF LOW SE TO S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM NE SEMICIRCLE OF LOW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES...POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE...NEAR
22N73W 1007 MB. WITHIN 150 NM NE SEMICIRCLE OF LOW E TO SE WINDS
20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LOW PRES...POSSIBLE TROPICAL CYCLONE...NEAR
24N77W 1007 MB. WITHIN 120 NM NE SEMICIRCLE OF LOW WINDS 20 TO
30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

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

$$
.FORECASTER COBB. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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