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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 271530
OFFNT4


Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

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.

GMZ001-280315-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front stretching from central Louisiana to 
south of Brownsville, Texas will move south and east across the 
western and central Gulf of Mexico today. The front will be over 
central Florida to Veracruz, Mexico tonight and exit the basin by 
Thu afternoon. Fresh to strong N winds will follow the front with 
gales developing over W-central Gulf this afternoon and over SW Gulf 
tonight through Thu. Winds and seas will diminish on Fri. Return S 
winds should begin building over W Gulf on Fri evening ahead of the 
next cold front moving off the Texas coast by Sun. 

$$

GMZ011-280315-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.TODAY...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ013-280315-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.TODAY...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog in the
morning. Scattered showers. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN...SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ015-280315-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered 
showers. 
.TONIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NW to N 20 to 25 kt
late. S of 27N, seas 3 ft or less, building to 3 to
5 ft late. Elsewhere, seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ017-280315-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming 25 to 35 kt in the 
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft in the
afternoon.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ019-280315-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. S of 24N, seas 4 to 6 ft, building
to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon. Elsewhere, seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ021-280315-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.TODAY...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...Straits of Florida, NW to N winds 10 kt in the
evening, becoming variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, variable
winds less than 5 kt, becoming NW to N 10 kt late.
Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...Straits of Florida, NW to N winds 10 kt, becoming N to NE
20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less, building to 4 to
6 ft in the afternoon. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas
3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft in the afternoon.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ023-280315-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND THU...

.TODAY...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and N
20 to 30 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.THU...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and N to NE
20 to 25 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ025-280315-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1004 AM EST Wed Jan 27 2021

.TODAY...Within 60 nm of coast of Campeche, variable winds less
than 5 kt. Elsewhere, E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Within 60 nm of coast of
Campeche, seas 3 ft or less. Elsewhere, seas 3 ft or less,
building to 3 to 5 ft late. Scattered showers. 
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers. 
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
showers. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

Forecaster AKR