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FZNT32 KNHC 090924
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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
414 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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 COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM NAPLES FLORIDA TO 25N88W
TO 24N94W AND S TO 21N95W TO INLAND VERACRUZ MEXICO. THE VERY
TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE FRONT AND STRONG HIGH PRES
TO ITS N BUILDING EASTWARD ACROSS THE AREA IS RESULTING IN
STRONG N TO NE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE WINDS
OVER MUCH OF THE NW AND N CENTRAL GULF PORTIONS WITH MAINLY
SUSTAINED NW TO N WINDS IN W CENTRAL AND SW GULF PORTIONS. THE
COLD FRONT WILL PUSH S TO ALONG A POSITION FROM THE NEAR FLORIDA
KEYS TO 24N85W ...AND STALL TO 22N92W AND S TO NEAR 18.5N92W BY
EARLY TONIGHT. NW TO N GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BE CONFINED TO THE
SW GULF TONIGHT. THESE WINDS ARE FORECAST TO SLOWLY DIMINISH ON
SAT AND SAT NIGHT ALONG WITH THE SEAS ALSO SLOW TO SUBSIDE AS
THE FRONT SAGS S AS A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT...AND THE
STRONG HIGH PRES SLIDES E WHILE WEAKENING. A WEAK COLD FRONT IS
FORECAST TO APPROACH THE NORTHERN GULF TUE.

GULF OF MEXICO N OF 26N W OF 87W

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TILL LATE THIS
MORNING. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 11 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT IN THE MORNING...BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS
LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING W OF 88W...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT NW TO N WINDS 35 TO 45 KT W
OF 96W. SEAS 10 TO 18 FT...EXCEPT 15 TO 20 FT W OF 96W.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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

...GALE WARNING W OF 94W...

.TODAY...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON...AND N 15 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 12 TO 18 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ BUILDING TO 15 TO 21 FT IN THE AFTERNOON ..AND 8 TO 11
FT ELSEWHERE.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
VERACRUZ...AND NE 15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT WITHIN
60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 8 TO 13 FT ELSEWHERE.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF VERACRUZ...
AND E 10 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF
COAST OF VERACRUZ...AND 8 TO 11 FT ELSEWHERE.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

GULF OF MEXICO E OF 87W

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.



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