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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 180833
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

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.

GMZ001-182045-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extends from 30N84W to 28N93W then
continues as stationary across the western Gulf to 26N95W to 
22N95W to 18N96W. Gale force northerly winds behind the front 
will persist in the W central Gulf through the morning, and in the
SW Gulf through this afternoon. Winds will diminish below gale 
force Thu night and Fri as the front weakens and becomes diffuse. 
A new cold front will enter the Gulf waters Sat. The front will 
stall from central Florida to southern Texas Sun night, then lift 
N through early next week.

$$

GMZ011-182045-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

GMZ013-182045-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ015-182045-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

GMZ017-182045-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt W of 96W diminishing to 20 to
30 kt in the afternoon, and E 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 8 to 12
ft in NE swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt W of 96W, and E 15 to 20 kt
elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ019-182045-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ021-182045-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E 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...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ023-182045-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW winds 25 to 35 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and N to NE
20 to 25 kt elsewhere. Seas 8 to 14 ft in NW to N swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and N to
NE 15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 to 11 ft in NW to N swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and NE to E
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft in N to NE swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI NIGHT...S of 21N W of 95W, NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt,
becoming NW 10 to 15 kt early in the morning. Elsewhere, NE winds
10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in NE swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SAT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to W to NW in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

GMZ025-182045-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.TODAY...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less,
building to 2 to 4 ft late. 
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

Forecaster Lewitsky