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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 250904
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

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.

GMZ001-252115-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front has moved SE of the basin overnight. 
1023 mb high pressure now resides across the NW Gulf, and will 
slide E across the northern Gulf through Sun night and then into 
the Atlc Mon. Fresh southerly return flow will develop over the 
western Gulf Sun night through Mon night, then expand into eastern
portions Tue through Wed, ahead of the next cold front forecast 
to enter the NW Gulf Wed evening, then reach from the Florida Big 
Bend region to near Tampico, Mexico by Thu morning. 

$$

GMZ040-252115-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON...S winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...S of 27N, SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. N of 27N, S winds
15 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to
7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building
to 6 to 9 ft in E swell late. 
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 

$$

GMZ041-252115-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...S winds 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...W of 92W, NE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to
25 kt late. E of 92W, variable winds less than 5 kt,
becoming NE to E 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE to E
swell. 
.THU NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 

$$

GMZ056-252115-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...W of 89W, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE
10 kt in the afternoon. E of 89W, N winds 10 kt in the morning,
becoming variable less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt, shifting to E late.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S swell. 
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

GMZ057-252115-
NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt in the morning, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...W of 85W, S winds 10 kt late. Variable winds
less than 5 kt in the evening. E of 85W, variable less than 5 kt.
Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S
swell. 
.THU...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S swell. 
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ058-252115-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...W of 96W, NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to
NE 20 to 25 kt late. E of 96W, NE to E winds 10 to
15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.THU...N winds 20 to 25 kt W of 96W, and NE 10 to 15 kt E of 96W.
Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E swell. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in N to NE
swell. 

$$

GMZ045-252115-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E swell. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in NE to E
swell. 

$$

GMZ046-252115-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 91W-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt S of 24N, and E to SE
10 to 15 kt N of 24N. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ047-252115-
SE Gulf from 22N to 26N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

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

$$

GMZ048-252115-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.WED...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 kt, shifting to N to NE late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. S of 21N W of 95W, seas 3 to 5 ft.
Elsewhere, seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft in the
afternoon. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 

$$

GMZ049-252115-
Central Bay of Campeche-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.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. 
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.WED...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.THU...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

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GMZ050-252115-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
404 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2024

.TODAY...NE to 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. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to SE late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.WED...W of 90W, SE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to E 10 kt in the
afternoon. E of 90W, E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.THU...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to NE in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

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