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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 231430
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 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.

GMZ001-240230-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extends from a 1011 mb low centered near
29N84W to the eastern Bay of Campeche near 18N92W. The low 
pressure will move into the SW N Atlc and cause the associated 
cold front to exit the SE Gulf by Sat morning. Minimal gale force 
winds are expected to persist over the SW Gulf this morning. Winds
and seas will begin to gradually diminish across the gulf on Fri 
and Sat as the front exits the area and high pressure builds 
across the region. 

$$

GMZ011-240230-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.MON...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ013-240230-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SW to W late.
Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.MON...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ015-240230-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the
evening, becoming 2 ft or less. 
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming
3 ft in the afternoon. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.MON...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming
3 to 4 ft late. 

$$

GMZ017-240230-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to S 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 3 ft. 
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.MON...E winds 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ019-240230-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W late. Seas
3 to 4 ft in NE swell. 
.SAT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ021-240230-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered 
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ023-240230-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...This morning within 60 nm of coast of Mexico S of 20N 
and W of 94W NW winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 13 ft. Otherwise, NW
to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Scattered showers and 
isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 kt, shifting to SE to S late. Seas
3 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.MON...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ025-240230-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
930 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.TODAY...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...S winds less than 5 kt, shifting to NW in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 

$$

Forecaster McElroy