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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1226 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...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 TROPICAL WAVE WILL PASS W THROUGH THE BAY OF
CAMPECHE TODAY. A SURFACE HIGH OVER THE N CENTRAL GULF WILL SHIFT
N OF THE AREA ON WED LEAVING A NE TO SW RIDGE AC0ROSS THE NORTHERN
GULF WATERS ON THU AND FRI.

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A TROPICAL LOW IS CURRENTLY SE OF THE AREA NEAR
16.5N 57W ALONG A TROPICAL WAVE. THE LOW AND WAVE WILL TRACK NW
PASSING N OF PUERTO RICO ON WED...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS OVER
THE NE QUADRANT. THE LOW WILL CONTINUE NW PARALLELING THE BAHAMA
CHAIN THIS WEEK...AND IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN TO A TROPICAL
CYCLONE REACHING NEAR THE NW BAHAMAS LATE IN THE WEEKEND.
TROPICAL CYCLONE GASTON WILL REMAIN WELL EAST OF THE AREA.
HOWEVER...LONG PERIOD WELL TO 10 FT MAY ENTER THE EASTERN ZONES
OVER THE WEEKEND.

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND NE TO E
15 TO 20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S OF 27N E TO SE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
N OF 27N NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.



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