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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
425 PM EST WED FEB 22 2017

...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 SURFACE LOW OVER THE NE GULF WATERS WILL MOVE E
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT DRAGGING A COLD FRONT
THROUGH THE SE GULF WATERS AND THE FLORIDA STRAITS WITH A STRONG
WIND SHIFT ALONG THE FRONT. A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF
THE TEXAS COAST ON FRI AFTERNOON AND RACE SE PASSING THROUGH THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA ON SUN MORNING. FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG N
FLOW WILL DEVELOP N OF 27N W OF THE FRONT SAT MORNING. FRESH TO
STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP OFF THE NORTHERN YUCATAN PENINSULA SUN
AND MON NIGHTS.

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS... BUILDING
TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG SE WINDS ARE W OF 78W IN ADVANCE OF A SURFACE
 LOW MOVING ACROSS FLORIDA TONIGHT. THE LOW WILL DRAG A COLD
FRONT  ACROSS THE GREAT BAHAMA BANK TONIGHT AS A WARM FRONT
DEVELOPS E  OF THE LOW. A LARGE AREA OF STRONG TO NEAR GALE
FORCE WINDS ARE  EXPECTED E OF THE FRONTS ON THU WITH AN
EMBEDDED BAND OF GALE  FORCE WINDS NE OF THE BAHAMAS THAT WILL
PERSIST THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. THE LOW WILL REACH NEAR
29N75W ON FRI MORNING WITH THE COLD FRONT EXTENDING SE TO THE
WINDWARD PASSAGE. GALE FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER NE WATERS
THROUGH FRI NIGHT WHILE STRONG WINDS WILL SHIFT N OF THE AREA ON
SAT AS THE LOW RACES N TO MERGE WITH ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM. THE
NEW COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO  THE NW WATERS EARLY SUN MORNING
ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG POST  FRONTAL FLOW.

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND SE 20 TO
30 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.THU...S OF 27N...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. N OF 27N...SE TO S WINDS
20 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO SW 25 TO 35 KT LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 27N...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. N OF 27N...W WINDS
25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 20 TO 30 KT IN THE LATE EVENING
AND EARLY MORNING...THEN...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 20 TO 25 KT EARLY
IN THE MORNING. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND N 20 TO 25 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



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