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U.S. High Seas Marine Text Forecasts by Area

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U.S. High Seas Marine Text Forecasts by Area

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  • As of June 30, 2017, The High Seas Forecast for METAREA XVI (E Pacific from 3.4S to 18.35S E of 120W) is prepared and disseminated by the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy of Peru.

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    U.S. high seas marine text forecasts are prepared cooperatively by the Ocean Prediction Center(OPC), National Hurricane Center(NHC) and Honolulu Forecast Office(HFO). The map above contains the description for each of these high seas forecast areas. Several high seas forecast products combine these areas. See table below for a more detailed explanation.

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    HSFAT14 West Atlantic (GMDSS Metarea IV) 0430z 1030z 1630z 2230z
    HSFAT21 Tropical Atlantic 0415z 1015z 1615z 2215z
    HSFEPI East Pacific (GMDSS Metarea XII) 0545z 1145z 1745z 2345z
    HSFEP12 NE Pacific 0430z 1030z 1630z 2230z
    HSFNP2 N. Mid-Pacific 0445z 1045z 1645z 2245z
    HSFEP22,3 Mexico highseas 0400z 1000z 1600z 2200z
    HSFSP S. Mid-Pacific 0515z 1115z 1715z 2315z
    1 Part of HSFAT1  
    2 Part of HSFEPI
    3 Part of HSFEP1
    4 As per Notices to Mariners 47/09, excludes Hudson Bay area.

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    Last modified: Aug 15 2019
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