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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



000
FZNT24 KNHC 181431
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

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.

GMZ001-190245-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM NAPLES FLORIDA WSW TO
25N87W...THEN BECOMES A WARM FRONT NW TO NEAR GALVESTON BAY. THE
STATIONARY PORTION WILL BECOME DIFFUSE BY TONIGHT...WHILE THE
WARM FRONT PORTION WILL LIFT NE ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF
THROUGH SAT MORNING AS LOW PRES ACROSS INLAND COASTAL SE TEXAS
TRACKS NE. THE LOW WILL REACH THE COAST OF SE LOUISIANA FRI NIGHT
DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF. THE LOW PRES WILL
REACH NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BY SAT WITH THE
FRONT SW TO NEAR TAMPICO...THEN BECOMING STATIONARY WHILE
WEAKENING FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND SW TO THE EASTERN BAY OF
CAMPECHE BY SUN. WEAK HIGH PRES WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE
GULF BEHIND THE FRONT SUN NIGHT THROUGH MON.

$$

GMZ011-190245-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT 
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS. 
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.

$$

GMZ013-190245-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N 
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT 
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ015-190245-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE. 
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S
LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 

$$

GMZ017-190245-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...W OF 96W...SE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO N 10 TO
15 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...S WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...
SHIFTING TO N LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 
LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ019-190245-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ021-190245-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE. 
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ023-190245-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ025-190245-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
931 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S LESS THAN 5 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.MON...N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E 
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

FORECASTER HUFFMAN



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