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FZNT25 KNHC 201527
OFFN04

NAVTEX MARINE FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1027 AM EST SAT DEC 20 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...1014 MB LOW PRES CENTERED NEAR 28N89W WITH
STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING E ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A
COLD FRONT EXTENDING SW TO JUST S OF TAMPICO MEXICO LATE THIS
MORNING. THE LOW WILL DRIFT E ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS
THROUGH SUN EVENING WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM
THE NE WATERS TO NEAR TUXPAN MEXICO...THEN WILL STALL AND
GRADUALLY DISSIPATE EARLY MON. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL
DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION LATE MON AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD
FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF WATERS TUE. THIS FRONT IS
FORECAST TO EXTEND FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL BAY
OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE EASTERN
BAY OF CAMPECHE WED...AND WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE WED. GALE
FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE
FRONT TUE NIGHT INTO WED.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

WITHIN 200 NM EAST OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS ACROSS N FLORIDA
THEN ACROSS NW WATERS FROM NEAR ST AUGUSTINE TO 31N78.5W LATE
THIS MORNING AND WILL MEANDER THERE THROUGH TONIGHT...BEFORE
MOVING N OF THE AREA MON. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS
THE NW WATERS LATE TUE NIGHT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH
WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA WED EVENING...AND REACH FROM NEAR 31N77W
TO W CUBA ALONG 80W WED NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS AND
BUILDING SEAS TO 10 FT ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT.

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N...AND
3 FT N OF 27N.
.TONIGHT...S OF 27N...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN...S OF 27N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. N OF 27N...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR
LESS S OF 27N...AND 3 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. S OF 27N...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. N OF 27N...SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND
4 TO 6 FT N OF 27N.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO
7 FT N OF 27N.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 FT S OF 27N...AND 5 TO
7 FT N OF 27N.



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