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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 210305
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 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.

GMZ001-211515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRES AND AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO
THE NW GULF TONIGHT...AND ACROSS THE GULF FROM WEST TO EAST
THROUGH THU ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG WINDS...BUILDING SEAS AND 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH
STARTING MID WEEK AS HIGH PRES BUILDS OVER THE GULF IN THE WAKE
OF THE LOW PRES AND FRONT. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL FOLLOW
ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN GULF BY SAT. 

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GMZ011-211515-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT IN SE SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE LATE. SEAS
3 FT IN THE EVENING... BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 

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GMZ013-211515-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 
.TUE...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT W OF 90W...AND NW 10 TO 15 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS. 
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ015-211515-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS. 
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

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GMZ017-211515-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO E 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

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GMZ019-211515-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...S OF 24N...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W IN
THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS. 
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ021-211515-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SW 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. 
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 

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GMZ023-211515-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 

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GMZ025-211515-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1005 PM EST MON FEB 20 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...NE TO
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN