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FZNT31 KNHC 130305
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MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1005 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

MARINE WEATHER HF VOICE BROADCAST FOR THE TROPICAL N ATLANTIC
FROM 07N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...THE SW N ATLANTIC S OF
31N W OF 65W INCLUDING BAHAMAS...AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA.

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.

SYNOPSIS FOR CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLC FROM 07N TO 19N
BETWEEN 55W AND 64W

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT FROM NW HAITI TO THE FAR NE COAST
OF HONDURAS WILL DRIFT WESTWARD THROUGH SUN...AND GRADUALLY
DISSIPATE. STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE S CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WILL
PULSE TO GALE FORCE OFF THE COAST OF COLOMBIA TONIGHT AND AGAIN
SUN NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE N OF THE AREA WILL MAINTAIN FRESH TO
STRONG TRADES ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN THROUGH EARLY MON.
A WEAKENING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN TUE
AFTERNOON ...AND BECOME STATIONARY FROM NW HAITI SW TO NEAR
15N80W BY LATE WED. 

NW CARIBBEAN W OF 85W

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

CARIBBEAN N OF 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 85W

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N W OF 72W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA SUN
NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NE 15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 30 KT BETWEEN 72W
AND 80W. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO 11 FT BETWEEN 72W AND 80W.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF
COLOMBIA...AND NE 15 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 35 KT WITHIN 90
NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT...EXCEPT 10 TO 13 FT 
WITHIN 90 NM OF COAST OF COLOMBIA.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 30 KT BETWEEN 72W
AND 80W. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...EXCEPT 9 TO 12 FT BETWEEN 72W AND 80W.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 30 KT
BETWEEN 72W AND 80W. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.TUE...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 20 TO 25 KT
BETWEEN 72W AND 80W. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO 10 FT BETWEEN 
72W AND 80W.
.WED...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...EXCEPT 20 TO 25 KT BETWEEN 72W
AND 80W. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 

SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 

CARIBBEAN BETWEEN 64W AND 72W

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 

OFFSHORE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 15N TO
19N W OF 55W

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 

OFFSHORE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND ADJACENT ATLC WATERS FROM 07N TO
15N W OF 55W

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 

SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM 23N65W TO NW HAITI
WILL WEAKEN TO A TROUGH EARLY ON SAT...THEN DRIFT NW THROUGH SAT
NIGHT WHILE BECOMING DIFFUSE. DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE JUST N OF
THE AREA NEAR 33N76W WILL QUICKLY MOVE NE WHILE INTENSIFYING
THROUGH SAT. THE LOW WILL DRAG A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS N
OF 27N THROUGH SAT NIGHT. THIS FRONT WILL BECOME STATIONARY FROM
NEAR 22N65W TO THE MONA PASSAGE SUN...THEN DISSIPATE THROUGH MON
NIGHT WHILE STRONG HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS N OF THE AREA. GALE
FORCE S TO SW WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER PORTION OF THE NORTHERN
WATERS TUE AHEAD OF A THIRD COLD FRONT MOVING OFF THE SE U.S.
COAST. THIS FRONT WILL QUICKLY REACH FROM NEAR 31N72W TO SE
BAHAMAS TO EASTERN CUBA BY LATE TUE...AND BEGIN TO WEAKEN AS IT
REACHES FROM NEAR TO 31N66W TO 24N71W AND STATIONARY TO HAITI BY
LATE WED.

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N W OF 77W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE N OF 30N E OF 79W TUE...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT S TO S 30 TO 35 KT N OF
30N E OF 79W. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT...EXCEPT 10 TO 14 FT N OF 30N.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

ATLC WATERS FROM 27N TO 31N BETWEEN 65W AND 77W

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE N OF 30N TUE...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT W OF 70W...AND S 15 TO 25 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT...W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 35 KT N OF 30N.
SEAS 9 TO 13 FT...EXCEPT 10 TO 14 FT N OF 30N.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. 
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 

BAHAMAS N OF 22N

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED...N WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

ATLC WATERS FROM 22N TO 27N BETWEEN 65W AND THE BAHAMAS

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT...W OF 70W...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...SE WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S THEN TO N LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT W OF 70W...AND N LESS THAN
10 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. 
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT. 

ATLC WATERS S OF 22N W OF 65W

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

ATLC WATERS FROM 19N TO 22N BETWEEN 55W AND 65W

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. 
.WED...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.