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High Seas Forecast (Tropical Atlantic) (Text)



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FZNT02 KNHC 200400
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 
0430 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0000 UTC TUE FEB 20.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC WED FEB 21.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0000 UTC THU FEB 22.

.WARNINGS.

...CARIBBEAN GALE WARNING...  
.FROM 10.5N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 77W NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. 
SEAS 10 TO 13 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 15N BETWEEN 70W AND 78W 
NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. REMAINDER CARIBBEAN 
S OF 18N E OF 80W...INCLUDING ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE S OF 16N BETWEEN 76W AND 
82W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. 
WINDWARD PASSAGE NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. 
.06 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 77W NE WINDS 
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10 TO 16 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 
70W AND 82W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. E OF 
70W...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 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. N OF 19N 
E OF 76W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 
TO 9 FT. 
.18 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 13N BETWEEN 73.5W AND 77W NE 
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N 
BETWEEN 70W AND 83W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. 
E OF 70W...INCLUDING THE ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 
KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. WINDWARD PASSAGE E OF 78W NE WINDS 20 TO 25 
KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. REMAINDER CARIBBEAN E OF 84W WINDS 20 KT OR 
LESS. SEAS TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 77W NE WINDS 
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 
70W AND 83W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. E OF 
70W...INCLUDING THE ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. 
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. REMAINDER CARIBBEAN S OF 17N BETWEEN 76W AND 
83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL. 
WINDWARD PASSAGE E OF 78W NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT.
.42 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W AND 82W NE TO E 
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. N OF 11N E OF 70W... 
INCLUDING THE ATLC PASSAGES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 
10 FT. N OF 18.5N E OF 83W...INCLUDING WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO 
E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. REMAINDER CARIBBEAN E OF 84W 
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 13N BETWEEN 73.5W AND 76W NE 
WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 18N 
BETWEEN 70W AND 80W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. 
N OF 11N 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 80W...INCLUDING 
WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. 
REMAINING OPEN CARIBBEAN WATERS E OF 84W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. 
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC S OF 17N E OF 42W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 9 FT IN N 
SWELL. S OF LINE FROM 22N70W TO 21N55W TO 10N42W NE TO E WINDS 
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 15N TO 20N BETWEEN 55W AND 68W NE TO E 
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE S OF LINE FROM 
23N70W TO 18N50W TO 07N40W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS TO 9 FT IN 
MIXED N AND NE SWELL. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS TO MERGE WITH PARAGRAPH BELOW. 

.ATLC S OF 24N BETWEEN 70W AND 80W...INCLUDING ATLC APPROACH 
TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 9 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST S OF 22N BETWEEN 70W AND 77W...INCLUDING ATLC 
APPROACH TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 
TO 10 FT. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 16N TO 27N BETWEEN 45W AND 79W... 
INCLUDING ATLC APPROACH TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 
TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 16 FT...HIGHEST E OF BAMAHAS. ELSEWHERE ATLC 
WATERS BETWEEN 40W AND 75W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 20 FT 
IN PRIMARILY NE SWELL...HIGHEST NE. 

.ATLC COLD FRONT FROM 31N41W TO 27N50W TO 28N65W. W OF FRONT TO 
56W N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT EXCEPT NW TO N WINDS E OF 45W. 
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN N SWELL. ELSEWHERE N OF LINE FROM 31N60W TO 
27N58W TO 28N48W TO 31N38W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT 
IN N SWELL. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 27N35W TO 22N50W TO 21N68W. N 
OF 28N E OF 50W N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 17 TO 24 FT. N 
OF FRONT TO 28N BETWEEN 42W AND 68W NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 
TO 17 FT. ELSEWHERE N OF 21N E OF 68W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 
8 TO 18 FT IN MIXED NE AND NW SWELL...HIGHEST E. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST WEAKENING COLD FRONT FROM 22N35W TO 21N40W. N 
OF 29N E OF 40W NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 21 TO 23 FT. 
ELSEWHERE N OF 13N E OF 40W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 20 
FT...HIGHEST N. 

.06 HOUR CARIBBEAN FORECAST GULF OF HONDURAS S OF 18N W OF 84W E 
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST GULF OF HONDURAS S OF 18.5N W OF 84W E WINDS 
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. 
.48 HOUR FORECAST GULF OF HONDURAS S OF 17.5N W OF 84W E WINDS 
20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT. 

.GULF OF MEXICO FROM 23N TO 25N E OF 84W...INCLUDING STRAITS OF 
FLORIDA...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. 
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 23N TO 26N E OF 84W...INCLUDING STRAITS 
OF FLORIDA...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT. FROM 20N 
TO 26N BETWEEN 89W AND 94W SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 23N TO 25N E OF 84W...INCLUDING STRAITS 
OF FLORIDA...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT. 

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

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.FORECASTER STRIPLING. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

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