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FZNT27 KNHC 191446
OFFN06

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
946 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

.SYNOPSIS...A 1013 MB LOW PRES IS ACROSS SOUTH TEXAS NEAR
28N98W. A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE LOW TO 29N90W TO
28N86W. THIS FRONT WILL BEGIN MOVING NORTH AS A WARM FRONT
ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF THROUGH SAT MORNING AS THE LOW
TRACKS NE. THE LOW WILL REACH THE COAST OF SE LOUISIANA FRI NIGHT
AND DRAG A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF. THE FRONT WILL
EXTEND FROM NEW ORLEANS TO NEAR TAMPICO SAT...THEN BECOME
STATIONARY AND WEAKEN FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO EASTERN BAY OF
CAMPECHE SUN. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF
MON NIGHT LATE INTO EARLY TUE FOLLOWED BY STRONG N-NW WINDS.

NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.


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