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FZNT02 KNHC 281546
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1630 UTC FRI AUG 28 2015

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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.

SECURITE

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

SYNOPSIS VALID 1200 UTC FRI AUG 28.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SAT AUG 29.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1200 UTC SUN AUG 30.

.WARNINGS.

...ATLC AND CARIBBEAN TROPICAL STORM WARNING...
.TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 17.7N 69.4W 1008 MB AT 1500 UTC AUG
28 MOVING WNW OR 285 DEG AT 16 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT
GUSTS 55 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 0 NM W
SEMICIRCLE...130 NM NE QUADRANT AND 120 NM SE QUADRANT. SEAS 12
FT OR GREATER WITHIN 0 NM W SEMICIRCLE...180 NM NE QUADRANT AND
120 NM SE QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 18 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 360 NM
NW QUADRANT...270 NM NE QUADRANT AND 180 NM SE QUADRANT WINDS 20
TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA OVER WATER NEAR 20.8N
74.5W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT. TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS WITHIN 0 NM W SEMICIRCLE...130 NM NE QUADRANT AND 90
NM SE QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN 90 NM NE QUADRANT
WITH SEAS TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 360 NM NE SEMICIRCLE
AND 75 NM S QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA NEAR 23.5N 79.2W. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS 45 KT GUSTS 55 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS
WITHIN 120 NM NE QUADRANT...110 NM SE QUADRANT...0 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 40 NM NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN
90 NM NE QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 120 NM NE
AND 30 NM SW SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.72 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INLAND NEAR 26.0N 81.5W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 50 KT GUSTS 60 KT. EXTENDED
OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INLAND NEAR 28.5N 82.0W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT GUSTS 50 KT.
.120 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INLAND NEAR 30.5N 82.0W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT GUSTS 45 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.

.CARIBBEAN 12 HOUR FORECAST S OF 15N BETWEEN 68W AND 71W E WINDS
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 12N TO 17N BETWEEN 68W AND 75W E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 17N BETWEEN 72W AND 79W E WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

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

.FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.


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