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FZNT27 KNHC 300926
OFFN06

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
526 AM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

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

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRES EXTENDING THE FROM WESTERN ATLANTIC
WESTWARD TO THE EASTERN GULF WILL MAINTAIN E TO SE RETURN FLOW
OVER THOSE WATERS THROUGH THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES OFF
THE TEXAS COAST. THE FRONT WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN
GULF THROUGH FRI NIGHT PRECEDED BY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SE FRESH TO STRONG RETURN FLOW WILL THEN DOMINATE
ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF THROUGH SUN...THEN DIMINISH SUN NIGHT AS
ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVES OFF THE TEXAS COAST. THIS FRONT WILL
REACH FROM NEAR W CENTRAL FLORIDA TO THE NE YUCATAN PENINSULA BY
LATE MON. STRONG TO SOUTHERLY WINDS WITH A CHANCE FOR WINDS
REACHING TO NEAR GALE ARE EXPECTED AHEAD OF THIS NEXT FRONT
ALONG...AND ALONG WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BETWEEN 87W AND 90W...AND S WINDS
10 TO 15 KT E OF 87W. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT BETWEEN 87W AND 90W...AND
3 TO 5 FT E OF 87W. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR SCATTERED
AND TSTMS.
.FRI...BETWEEN 87W AND 90W...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING
NE TO E 5 TO 10 KT LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. E OF
87W...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS E OF 87W.
.FRI NIGHT...BETWEEN 87W AND 90W...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. E OF 87W...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT SHIFTING TO
NE LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS
AHEAD OF FRONT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 10 TO 15 KT
AFTER MIDNIGHT EXCEPT NW 15 TO 20 KT BETWEEN 87W AND 90W. SEAS 7
TO 10 FT E OF 87W...AND 6 TO 8 FT BETWEEN 87W AND 90W.


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