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NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1116 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...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 WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING WESTWARD FROM
NEAR FORT MYERS FLORIDA TO 26N87W TO 25N94W WILL CONTINUE TO
DRIFT N AS A WEAK WARM FRONT THROUGH EARLY FRI. AN AREA OF LOW
PRES IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY OVER THE
NE GULF TONIGHT INTO FRI. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND
FROM THE LOW CENTER NEAR 29N88W TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE
BY FRI MORNING. THE LOW PRES WILL TRACK NE AND MOVE INLAND WITH
THE COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE TAMPA BAY AREA TO NE YUCATAN
PENINSULA BY FRI NIGHT...AND WILL BE E OF AREA BY SAT. MINIMAL
GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON THE NW SEMICIRCLE OF THE LOW
CENTER WITH LIKELY GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE NE GULF AHEAD OF
THE DEVELOPING LOW PRES. A RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE GULF SAT
NIGHT THROUGH MON NIGHT.

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO
4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 31N72W TO
NEAR WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT N AS A WARM
FRONT THROUGH FRI. LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT IN THE
GULF OF MEXICO FRI AND DRAG A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH SAT. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD BEHIND THE FRONT SUN THROUGH
MON.

.THIS AFTERNOON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND NE 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 27N...AND S 15 TO 20 KT N
OF 27N. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.


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