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High Seas Forecast (Tropical Atlantic)



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FZNT02 KNHC 230940
HSFAT2

HIGH SEAS FORECAST
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1030 UTC FRI FEB 23 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SUPERSEDED BY NEXT ISSUANCE IN 6 HOURS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 0600 UTC FRI FEB 23.
24 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC SAT FEB 24.
48 HOUR FORECAST VALID 0600 UTC SUN FEB 25.

.WARNINGS.

...CARIBBEAN GALE WARNING...
.FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 76.5W NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. 
SEAS 10 TO 14 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10.5N TO 18N E OF 80W NE TO E 
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. S OF 17W BETWEEN 80W AND 83W 
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.06 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 17N BETWEEN 68W AND 80W NE TO E 
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 17N 
BETWEEN 64W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE 
TO E SWELL. ELSEWHERE S OF 18N W OF 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. 
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 15N BETWEEN 73W AND 78W NE TO E 
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT. FROM 15N TO 18N BETWEEN 70W 
AND 74W NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. ELSEWHERE 
FROM 10N TO 17N BETWEEN 64W AND 83W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 
TO 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10.5N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 77W NE TO E 
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 10N TO 16N 
BETWEEN 73W AND 81W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN NE TO 
E SWELL.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC FROM 13N TO 24N BETWEEN 46W AND 77W...INCLUDING CARIBBEAN 
APPROACHES...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT IN N TO 
NE SWELL. ELSEWHERE EXCEPT N OF 27N W OF 51W WINDS 20 KT OR 
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT IN NE TO N SWELL OUTSIDE BAHAMAS.
.24 HOUR FORECAST S OF 22N BETWEEN 72W AND 76W...INCLUDING 
APPROACH TO WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 
TO 9 FT. ELSEWHERE S OF LINE FROM 27N76W TO 21N42W TO 21N35W 
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN N TO NE SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST S OF LINE FROM 15N61W TO 08N46W WINDS 20 KT OR 
LESS. SEAS 8 FT N TO NE SWELL.

.24 HOUR FORECAST ATLC COLD FRONT FROM 28N35W TO 27N44W TO 
28N50W. N OF FRONT TO 50W NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 
13 FT. ELSEWHERE NE OF LINE FROM 21N42W TO 31N53W WINDS 20 KT OR 
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN N SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST ATLC COLD FRONT FROM 18N35W TO 17N42W TO 
18N48W. N OF 20N E OF 52W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 17 FT 
IN NW TO N SWELL...HIGHEST NE PART.

.CARIBBEAN N OF 18N E OF 81W...INCLUDING ATLC PASSAGES...NE 
TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 10 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST N OF 18N BETWEEN 72W AND 77W...INCLUDING 
WINDWARD PASSAGE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.48 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 MUNDELL. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.