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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
408 AM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO

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 THE GULF OF MEXICO

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE WILL DOMINATE THE GULF WATERS THROUGH MUCH
OF THE FORECAST PERIOD SUPPORTING MAINLY MODERATE TO FRESH E TO
SE WINDS. FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG E TO SE WINDS ARE EXPECTED AT
NIGHT OFF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA DUE TO LOCAL EFFECTS. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE GULF WATERS WED NIGHT INTO THU AND
DISSIPATE OVER THE NE WATERS BY FRI. A STRONGER COLD FRONT IS
FORECAST TO SWEEP ACROSS THE GULF DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKEND
BRINGING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN WINDS AND SEAS.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 87W

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

SW GULF OF MEXICO S OF 22N W OF 87W

.TODAY...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...SE WINDS LESS THAN
10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE,
SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND SE 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND E 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...SUBSIDING
TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.



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