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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 170815
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

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.

GMZ001-172015-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will dominate the basin through Fri.
Fresh to strong southerly return flow will develop over the 
western Gulf Fri night and Sat ahead of a strong cold front 
expected to reach the NW Gulf Sat evening. A line of showers and 
thunderstorms will likely precede the front. A large area of 
winds to gale force is possible behind the front Sat night 
through Sun night. Strongest winds will be near the Veracruz 
coast Sat night. 

$$

GMZ011-172015-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to S 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 

$$

GMZ013-172015-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...S winds 10 to 15 kt W of 90W, and SE 5 to 10 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...SW to W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft. 
.SUN...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt, shifting to SE 15 to 20 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building
to 4 to 6 ft late. 

$$

GMZ015-172015-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SAT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 25 to 30 kt, shifting to W late. Seas 7 to
10 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.MON...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ017-172015-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...SW winds 25 to 30 kt, shifting to NW to N in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

GMZ019-172015-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...S to SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ021-172015-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt
late. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft late. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ023-172015-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

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

$$

GMZ025-172015-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
315 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 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...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building
to 6 to 8 ft late. 
.SUN...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
6 to 8 ft.
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

Forecaster Mundell