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FZNT27 KNHC 101524
OFFN06

NAVTEX Marine Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1024 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2023

...Please refer to Coastal Waters Forecasts (CWF) available
through NOAA Weather Radio and other means for detailed
Coastal Waters Forecasts...

.SYNOPSIS...A strong cold front is moving across the Gulf waters
followed by dangerous marine conditions. A wide band of showers
and thunderstorms is associated with the front forecast to reach
from Cedar Key, FL to Merida, Mexico in the NW Yucatan peninsula
this evening, and exit the basin Mon morning. Strong to gale
force winds are expected behind the front across the western
Gulf, from offshore Texas southward to the Bay of Campeche
through this evening. Minimal storm force NW winds are expected
offshore of the Veracruz area this afternoon. Seas are forecast
to build to 14 to 16 ft with the strongest winds. In the eastern
and central Gulf, strong to near-gale force winds will follow
the front. Winds and seas will gradually subside across the
basin late Mon. Looking ahead, the aforementioned front may
stall across the western Atlantic and NW Caribbean early this
week, before moving back northward as a warm front toward the
middle of week. The pressure gradient between very strong high
pressure north of the area and lower pressure associated with
the warm front may induce strong to minimal gale force winds and
rough to very rough seas across the northern Gulf towards the
end of the work week.

Northwest Gulf of Mexico

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming N to NE 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.THU...NE to E winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.

North Central and Northeast Gulf of Mexico

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to W to NW 20 to 25 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft in the
afternoon. Numerous showers and scattered tstms.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt, shifting to N 15 to 20 kt
late. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...NE to E winds 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.THU...NE to E winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft.


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