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FZNT27 KNHC 201528
OFFN06

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1028 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.SYNOPSIS...1014 MB LOW PRES CENTERED NEAR 28N89W WITH
STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING E ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A
COLD FRONT EXTENDING SW TO JUST S OF TAMPICO MEXICO LATE THIS
MORNING. THE LOW WILL DRIFT E ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS
THROUGH SUN EVENING WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM
THE NE WATERS TO NEAR TUXPAN MEXICO...THEN WILL STALL AND
GRADUALLY DISSIPATE EARLY MON. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL
DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION LATE MON AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD
FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF WATERS TUE. THIS FRONT IS
FORECAST TO EXTEND FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL BAY
OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE EASTERN
BAY OF CAMPECHE WED...AND WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE WED. GALE
FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE
FRONT TUE NIGHT INTO WED.

NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING  SE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.


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