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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 121510
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1010 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.

GMZ001-130315-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1010 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front moving through the northern Gulf will
sweep across the SE Gulf by early Wed. Another cold front will
enter the northern Gulf Thu, and reach from the Florida Big Bend
area in the NE Gulf to near Tampico Mexico by early Fri, before
moving through entire Gulf late Fri into Sat. A post frontal 
ridge will set up from the Florida Big Bend to Veracruz Mexico on 
Sat. 

$$

GMZ011-130315-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1010 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW to 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 2 to 3 ft.
.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 to 3 ft. 
.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. 

$$

GMZ013-130315-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1010 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 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 to 4 ft. 
.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. 

$$

GMZ015-130315-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1010 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 4 to 6 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. 

$$

GMZ017-130315-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1010 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. 

$$

GMZ019-130315-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1010 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming 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 2 to 3 ft. 
.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. 

$$

GMZ021-130315-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1010 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 to 3 ft. 
.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. 

$$

GMZ023-130315-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1010 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.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. 

$$

GMZ025-130315-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1010 AM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.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 Christensen