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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 270141
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 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.

GMZ001-271345-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE EXTENDING ACROSS THE CENTRAL GULF
WILL RETRACT TO THE E AS A COLD FRONT MOVES OFF THE TEXAS COAST 
TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL STALL FROM SE LOUISIANA TO NEAR VERACRUZ 
MEXICO BY MID THU...THEN HEAD NW AS A WARM FRONT AND INLAND BY 
EARLY FRI. A STRONG ATLC RIDGE WILL BUILD W ACROSS THE GULF FRI 
THROUGH SAT AND PRODUCE STRONG RETURN FLOW BASIN WIDE. ANOTHER 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN GULF SUN AND SUN NIGHT. THE 
FRONT WILL WEAKEN AS IT MOVES FROM THE CENTRAL TO EASTERN GULF 
THROUGH MON NIGHT. 

$$

GMZ011-271345-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT IN SE SWELL.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO NW BEHIND FRONT. 
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. 
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

$$

GMZ013-271345-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE TO S SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE TO S SWELL.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING NW BEHIND FRONT.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

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GMZ015-271345-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...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 7 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

$$

GMZ017-271345-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E TO SE
SWELL.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 30 KT 
BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

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GMZ019-271345-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

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GMZ021-271345-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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GMZ023-271345-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS. 
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 10 TO 15 KT 
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 

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GMZ025-271345-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
941 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE. 
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. 
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SAT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 

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FORECASTER LEWITSKY