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FZNT27 KNHC 030913
OFFN06

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
513 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM NEAR NEW ORLEANS TO TUXPAN MEXICO
WILL REACH FROM THE W FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO JUST S OF VERACRUZ
MEXICO THIS EVENING...FROM SANIBEL ISLAND FLORIDA TO CENTRAL BAY
OF CAMPECHE WED EVENING...THEN PASS SE THROUGH THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA OVERNIGHT WED NIGHT. LOCALLY DENSE SMOKE AND HAZE IN THE
W GULF WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE AHEAD
OF THE COLD FRONT TODAY BEFORE DISSIPATING. HIGH PRES NEAR
27N95W WITH A RIDGE TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS WILL REMAIN
STATIONARY WED NIGHT AND THU. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT N OF THE AREA
THU NIGHT WITH A RIDGE ALONG 91W SETTING UP SE RETURN FLOW
ACROSS THE NW GULF FRI NIGHT INTO SAT.

NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. TSTMS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT
OR LESS.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.


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