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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico

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.

GMZ001-122100-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge axis will meander from SE Texas to the
Straits of Florida this week, except shifting S across the
Yucatan Peninsula during the middle of the week. A cold front
will move SE across the N-Central and E Gulf waters today,
passing E of the area by late tonight. A second cold front will
move into the NW Gulf on Thu, and race SE across the entire Gulf
by late Fri night. A post frontal ridge will set up from the
Florida Big Bend to Veracruz Mexico on Sat.

$$

GMZ011-122100-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 kt, shifting to SW to W less than 5 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft in the morning, subsiding to 2 ft or
less.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft late.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to NE 5 kt late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ013-122100-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building
to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft in the morning, becoming 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building
to 3 to 4 ft late.
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE 10 to 15 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ015-122100-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt S of 27N, and W to NW 20 to
25 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft
in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ017-122100-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...S winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SW to W late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ019-122100-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S to SW late.
Seas 3 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ021-122100-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...NE winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SE in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ023-122100-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ025-122100-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
353 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 to 4 ft late.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

Forecaster Lewitsky

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