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FZNT25 KNHC 082146
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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
446 PM EST THU DEC 8 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 STRONG COLD FRONT IS MOVING SE ACROSS THE NORTHERN
GULF FROM N CENTRAL FLORIDA TO NEAR 26N94W TO TUXPAN MEXICO LATE
THIS AFTERNOON...AND WILL RACE S ALONG THE MEXICAN COAST AT
20 KT THROUGH THIS EVENING. STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS WILL
SPREAD SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN GULF BEHIND THIS
FRONT THROUGH LATE FRI AS THE FRONT REACHES TO ALONG 23N ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN GULF AND THEN SW INTO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE.
WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH VERY SLOWLY SAT AND SAT NIGHT
ACROSS THE SW GULF AS THE FRONT SINKS S TO THE N YUCATAN
PENINSULA AND CHANNEL. THE NEXT FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO
THE NW GULF WATERS MON.

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 27.5N65W TO SOUTH
FLORIDA WILL MEANDER OVERNIGHT...AHEAD OF A STRONGER COLD FRONT
MOVING SE OFF THE COAST OF NE FLORIDA AND THE NW WATERS THIS
AFTERNOON. THE STRONGER FRONT WILL REACH FROM 31N66W TO THE
STRAITS OF FLORIDA LATE FRIDAY MERGING WITH THE OLD FRONTAL
BOUNDARY. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE N OF MERGING FRONTS WILL SUPPORT
A BROAD AREA OF STRONG WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN WATERS AND W THROUGH THE BAHAMAS THIS WEEKEND.

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND N 10 TO 15 KT N OF
27N. S OF 27N...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT LATE. N
OF 27N...SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT S OF 27N...AND N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND
5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...AND 6 TO
8 FT N OF 27N. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT S OF 27N...
AND 6 TO 8 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO
7 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...
AND 5 TO 7 FT N OF 27N.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. S OF 27N...SEAS 3 FT IN THE
MORNING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. N OF 27N...SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...
AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 TO
5 FT N OF 27N.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF
27N...AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.


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