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FZNT02 KNHC 171559
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1630 UTC FRI OCT 17 2014

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

PAN PAN

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND
GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 1200 UTC FRI OCT 17.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SAT OCT 18.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SUN OCT 19.

.WARNINGS.

...HURRICANE WARNING...
.HURRICANE GONZALO NEAR 30.4N 66.1W 947 MB AT 1500 UTC OCT 17
MOVING NNE OR 025 DEG AT 14 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 110 KT
GUSTS 135 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 140 NM NE
QUADRANT...150 NM SE QUADRANT...110 NM SW QUADRANT...AND 120 NM
NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 180 NM W
SEMICIRCLE...300 NM NE QUADRANT AND 240 NM SE QUADRANT WITH SEAS
TO 45 FT. ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 270 NM OF CENTER
WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA OVER
FORECAST WATERS N OF 23N BETWEEN 55W AND 77W OUTSIDE BAHAMAS
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST HURRICANE GONZALO NEAR 36.3N 62.5W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 90 KT GUSTS 110 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 120 NM W SEMICIRCLE...160 NM NE QUADRANT AND 180 NM SE
QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 300 NM OF CENTER...EXCEPT
180 NM SW QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 38 FT. ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST
WATERS N OF 25N BETWEEN 55W TO 70W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8
TO 12 FT PRIMARILY NW TO N SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST POST TROPICAL EXTRATROPICAL GONZALO NEAR 48.0N
49.0W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 70 KT GUSTS 85 KT. GALE FORCE
WINDS WITHIN 160 NM NE AND SW QUADRANTS...120 NM NW QUADRANT AND
240 NM SE QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 240 NM NE
QUADRANT...390 NM SE QUADRANT...240 NM SW QUADRANT AND 180 NM NW
QUADRANT OF CENTER WITH SEAS TO 31 FT. ELSEWHERE OVER FORECAST
WATERS WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.72 HOUR FORECAST POST TROPICAL EXTRATROPICAL GONZALO NEAR 55.0N
25.0W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT GUSTS 55 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC N OF 13N E OF 55W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN
N TO NE SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST E OF LINE 31N55W TO 07N35W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST E OF LINE FROM 31N58W TO 13N35W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT PRIMARILY IN N SWELL.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

$$
.FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.


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