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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 280820
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 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.

GMZ001-282030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG SE TO S WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT THROUGH SAT
BETWEEN HIGH PRES IN THE ATLC AND LOW PRES NEAR TEXAS. STRONG N 
WINDS WILL FOLLOW A TRAILING COLD FRONT MOVING OFF THE TEXAS COAST
EARLY SUN. WINDS COULD REACH MINIMAL GALE FORCE OFFSHORE OF 
TAMAULIPAS AND VERACRUZ SUN AFTERNOON. THE FRONT WILL WEAKEN AS IT
SLOWLY PROGRESSES EASTWARD MON THROUGH TUE. 

$$

GMZ011-282030-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 11 TO 12 FT IN SE
SWELL. 
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 

$$

GMZ013-282030-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT W OF 90W... AND SE 20 TO 25 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE TO S SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN SE TO S
SWELL. 
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

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GMZ015-282030-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

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GMZ017-282030-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUN...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN E TO SE
SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN E TO SE
SWELL. 
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 25 TO 35 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE TO
E SWELL. 
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ019-282030-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E TO SE SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E TO SE
SWELL. 
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN E TO SE
SWELL. 
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ021-282030-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

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GMZ023-282030-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUN...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT S OF
19N W OF 95W LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

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GMZ025-282030-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
420 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TONIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 20 TO 25 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...
E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...
AND SE 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...NE WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO 20 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...
E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.MON...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN