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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 250835
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 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.

GMZ001-252045-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A surface high will meander over the central gulf
waters with a ridge extending to the E and W between 26N and
27N. A series of weak troughs will drift E across the NE gulf
waters through the end of the week and into the weekend, all to 
the N of the ridge. A thermal trough will develop over the Yucatan
Peninsula each afternoon into the the evening hours, then move W 
across the SW Gulf during the overnight hours, and dissipate by 
late each morning. 

$$

GMZ011-252045-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ013-252045-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.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. 
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW to N in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SW to W late.
Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ015-252045-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.THU...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S to SW late.
Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 ft late. 

$$

GMZ017-252045-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ019-252045-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning, 
subsiding to 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ021-252045-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.WED...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...SE to S winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SW to W in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S late.
Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ023-252045-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...NE winds 5 to 10 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and
E to SE 10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.FRI...NE to E 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...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ025-252045-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
435 AM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.TODAY...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the morning,
subsiding to 2 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building
to 3 ft late. 
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning, subsiding
to 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE 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...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

Forecaster Lewitsky