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FZNT25 KNHC 251503
OFFN04

NAVTEX Marine Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1103 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 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 thermal trough will develop each evening over the
NW Yucatan Peninsula, move into the SW Gulf overnight where it
will dissipate each morning. Weak high pressure will remain over
the area through Wednesday night. A cold front will move across
the northern and western Gulf waters on Thursday, and reach a
from northern Florida to the central and SW Gulf waters on
Friday.

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE to S winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or
less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

Within 200 nm east of the coast of Florida

.SYNOPSIS...Hurricane Maria is centered near 31.2N 72.9W moving
N at 6 kt. Maximum sustained winds have diminished to 70 kt with
 gusts to 85 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 963 mb.
Maria is forecast to maintain intensity as it reaches near 31.8N
73.0W  by this evening, and continue to lift to N of the area
tonight.   Maria is forecast to reach near 32.9N 73.1W by early
Tuesday morning as a minimal hurricane with maximum sustained
winds of 65 kt with gusts to 80 kt. A trough will extend SW from
the N-central waters to the Central Bahamas in the wake of Maria
through  Wednesday night, and become diffuse on Thursday as high
pressure  builds westward across the eastern portion of the
area. A weak  cold front is expected to approach the SE United
States on Friday.

.THIS AFTERNOON...W winds less than 5 kt S of 27N, and NW to N
10 to 15 kt N of 27N. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE swell.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds less than 5 kt S of 27N, and NW to N
10 to 15 kt N of 27N. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE swell.
.TUE...SW to W winds less than 5 kt S of 27N, and NW 10 to 15 kt
N of 27N. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S of 27N,W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to
N to NE in the late evening and early morning, then, shifting to
E to SE late. N of 27N,NW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to SW 5 to
10 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in NE swell.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.THU...SW to W winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in N to NE
swell.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.


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