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FZNT25 KNHC 201512
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1012 AM EST MON FEB 20 2017

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

SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD SURFACE TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE W GULF
LATER TODAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY
THE TROUGH ACROSS THE NW AND N CENTRAL GULF THROUGH TUE. THE
TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE E GULF WED WITH A WEAK LOW PRES
FORMING OVER NE WATERS THAT WILL MOVE SE INTO THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THU NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED OFF THE
COAST OF TAMPICO AND N OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA TONIGHT. FRESH
TO NEAR GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED OFF THE COAST OF VERACRUZ
TUE. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER NW WATERS TUE NIGHT
AND OVER THE SE WATERS WED NIGHT THROUGH THU MORNING.

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS... BUILDING TO
3 TO 5 FT IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN W TO NW SWELL.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM LOW PRESSURE CENTERED NEAR
29N69W TO 24N70W...ACROSS THE GREAT BAHAMA BANK TO THE STRAITS
OF FLORIDA NEAR 23N80W. A TIGHT PRES GRADIENT BETWEEN THE
FRONTAL SYSTEM AND HIGH PRES BUILDING ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WILL
SUPPORT FRESH TO STRONG WINDS WITHIN 240 NM FROM THE LOW SW
SEMICIRCLE TODAY. THE LOW WILL MOVE SE TODAY AND OUT OF THE AREA
TONIGHT. A  COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH OF 30N TONIGHT. THE FRONT
WILL EXTEND FROM 28N65W TO 27N70W TUE MORNING. FRESH TO STRONG N
WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONT. A LOW WITH ASSOCIATED SURFACE
TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS FLORIDA INTO THE W WATERS WED NIGHT
SUPPORTING FRESH TO NEAR GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS AND NE OF THE
BAHAMAS THROUGH FRI.

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN N TO NE
SWELL.



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