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FZNT02 KNHC 202022
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2230 UTC TUE FEB 20 2018

SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS

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.

SECURITE

ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 31N W OF 35W INCLUDING CARIBBEAN SEA AND GULF OF MEXICO

SYNOPSIS VALID 1800 UTC TUE FEB 20. 24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC WED FEB 21. 48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 1800 UTC THU FEB 22.


.WARNINGS.


...CARIBBEAN GALE WARNING...
.FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 73W AND 76W NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 68W AND 82W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. N OF 12N BETWEEN 64W AND 68W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. REMAINDER CARIBBEAN S OF 15N BETWEEN 74W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. N OF 18.5N E OF 78W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.
.06 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 73W AND 77W NE TO E WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 68W AND 82W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. N OF 12N E OF 68W...INCLUDING THE ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. REMAINDER OF AREA S OF 17N BETWEEN 76W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. N OF 19N E OF 80W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 73W AND 77W NE TO E WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W AND 83W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. N OF 14N E OF 70W...INCLUDING THE ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. REMAINDER WATERS S OF 14N E OF 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. N OF 18N E OF 80W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 77W NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W AND 81W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. N OF 14N E OF 70W...INCLUDING THE ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. N OF 18.5N E OF 77W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. REMAINDER WATERS WATERS S OF 15N E OF 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.


.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.


.ATLC WEAKENING COLD FRONT FROM 28N35W TO 24N44W TO 21N60W. N OF FRONT E OF 60W N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 21 FT IN N SWELL...HIGHEST NE PART. ATLC WATERS FROM 15N TO 21N BETWEEN 60W AND 75W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. S OF 13N WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT DISSIPATED. N OF 28N E OF 40W N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 19 TO 21 FT IN N SWELL. ATLC WATERS FROM 15N TO 25N BETWEEN 55W AND 75W AND FROM 20N TO 25N BETWEEN 40W AND 55W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT. ELSEWHERE ATLC WATERS OUTSIDE BAHAMAS S OF LINE 31N35W TO 31N68W TO 27N77W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 18 FT IN MIXED NE AND NW SWELL... HIGHEST NE.
.48 HOUR FORECAST ATLC WATERS FROM 14N TO 22N BETWEEN 50W AND 77W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT IN N TO NE SWELL. ELSEWHERE ATLC WATERS OUTSIDE BAHAMAS S OF LINE 31N35W TO 31N55W TO 28N77W...WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT IN MIXED N AND NE SWELL...HIGHEST NEAR 20N37W.


.GULF OF MEXICO FROM 23N TO 25N E OF 83W...INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 23N TO 25N E OF 83W...INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. FROM 23N TO 27N BETWEEN 91W AND 96W SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 23N TO 25N E OF 83W...INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.


.06 HOUR FORECAST CARIBBEAN S OF 19N W OF 85W...INCLUDING GULF OF HONDURAS...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST S OF 17N W OF 86W...INCLUDING GULF OF HONDURAS...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.42 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.


.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

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.FORECASTER AL. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

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