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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 280213
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 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.

GMZ001-281415-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRES OVER THE W ATLC WILL PROMOTE E TO SE
RETURN FLOW OVER THE GULF THROUGH THU. THE PRES GRADIENT WILL
TIGHTEN TUE BETWEEN THE HIGH AND A DEEPENING LOW OVER THE S
PLAINS RESULTING IN INCREASING SE WINDS OVER MUCH OF THE W AND
CENTRAL GULF THROUGH THU. A COLD FRONT WILL REACH THE NW GULF
EARLY ON THU...THEN MOVE ACROSS THE N GULF THROUGH FRI WHILE
WEAKENING. A THERMAL TROUGH WILL BRING FRESH TO STRONG WINDS TO
THE E BAY OF CAMPECHE EACH NIGHT THIS WEEK. 

$$

GMZ011-281415-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN SE
SWELL. 
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 

$$

GMZ013-281415-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT W OF 90W...AND SE 10 TO 15 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ015-281415-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

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

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GMZ017-281415-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

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GMZ019-281415-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

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GMZ021-281415-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.WED...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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GMZ023-281415-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ025-281415-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1013 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...FROM 21N TO 22N BETWEEN 88W AND 91W E TO SE WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...FROM 21N TO 22N BETWEEN 88W AND 91W E TO SE WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT. 
.WED...N OF 21N SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
ELSEWHERE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...FROM 21N TO 22N BETWEEN 88W AND 91W E TO SE WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT. 
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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FORECASTER MCELROY