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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 302140
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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.

GMZ001-310945-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.SYNOPSIS...TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE CENTERED NEAR 24.4N  87.3W
1004 MB AT 2100 UTC MOVING NW AT 4 KT WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS 30 KT GUSTS TO 40 KT. THE DEPRESSION IS FORECAST TO TURN N
OVERNIGHT AND INTENSIFY TO A TROPICAL STORM NEAR 24.9N 87.5W
THEN VEER MORE N-NE AND REACH NEAR 26.0N 87.0W WED AFTERNOON. THE
TROPICAL STORM WILL MOVE NE AND REACH NEAR 27.5N  86.0W WED
NIGHT THEN ACCELERATE AND INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES TOWARD THE FLORIDA
BIG BEND REGION THU...THEN TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN FL THU NIGHT.
NUMEROUS SQUALLS AND SCATTERED TSTMS WILL SPREAD FROM THE SE GULF
N AND NW INTO THE EASTERN GULF THROUGH THU NIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS
TO DECREASE FRI THROUGH SAT OVER THE EASTERN GULF AS A WEAK PRES
PATTERN SETS UP ACROSS THE AREA. 

$$

GMZ011-310945-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. 
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ013-310945-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. 
.WED...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. W OF 90W... NE WINDS
15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 10
FT.
.WED NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. W OF 90W...NE
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 35 TO 40 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT W OF 90W...AND 8
TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.THU...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE 5 TO 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. 

$$

GMZ015-310945-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S OF 27N... SE TO
S WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE...E TO SE WINDS
15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S OF 27N... S WINDS
30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 13 FT. ELSEWHERE...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S WINDS 35 TO
45 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT S OF 27N...AND 14 TO 16 FT ELSEWHERE.
SCATTERED TSTMS. 
.THU...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S OF 27N...S TO SW
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT. ELSEWHERE...SW TO W WINDS 45 TO
55 KT. SEAS 13 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS. 
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S OF 27N... SW
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. ELSEWHERE...SW TO W WINDS 40 TO 45 KT...
BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT S OF 27N... AND 12
TO 13 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND E TO SE 10 TO
15 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR
LESS. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N...AND E 15 TO 20 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$

GMZ017-310945-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. 
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

$$

GMZ019-310945-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED E OF 90W. S OF
24N...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 30
TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED E OF 90W. S OF 24N...W
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT.
SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S OF 24N...W TO
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW LATE. ELSEWHERE...N
WINDS 35 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5
FT S OF 24N...AND 6 TO 8 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

$$

GMZ021-310945-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. STRAITS OF
FLORIDA...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...S
WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. STRAITS OF FLORIDA...
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...S TO SW WINDS
30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...
AND 8 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS. 
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS. 
.THU NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

$$

GMZ023-310945-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SUN...S OF 21N W OF 95W...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N
IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

$$

GMZ025-310945-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
540 PM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
CAMPECHE...AND NW 15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...
AND W 15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. 
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
CAMPECHE...AND NW 15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 FT. 
.THU...SW WINDS 5 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...AND SW
TO W 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE. 
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

$$

FORECASTER STRIPLING