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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico)



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FZNT24 KNHC 261548
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

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.

GMZ001-270400-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.SYNOPSIS...Hurricane Ian is near 19.1N 82.7W 980 mb at 11 AM EDT
moving NW at 11 kt. Maximum sustained winds are 70 kt with gusts 
to 85 kt. Ian is expected to intensify rapidly through the next 36
hours. Ian will move across W Cuba tonight and reach near 22.7N 
84W Tue morning as a major hurricane, near 26.1N 83.8W Wed 
morning, near 27.2N 83.5W Thu morning and then inland across N 
Florida late Thu night to early Fri morning. Expect hazardous 
conditions in the southeastern Gulf and Straits of Florida 
beginning before midnight tonight, then spreading north and 
northwestward across the E and central Gulf Tue through early Fri.

$$

GMZ040-270400-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...S of 27N, NE winds 10 to 15 kt. N of 27N, NE winds
10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 ft or
less. 
.TUE...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell. 
.THU...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in E swell. 

$$

GMZ041-270400-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E
swell. 
.WED...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in E to SE swell. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft in E
swell. 
.THU...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft in E swell. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in NE to
E swell. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E swell. 

$$

GMZ056-270400-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to
8 ft in the afternoon. 
.TUE NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N to NE winds
25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in E to SE swell. Scattered showers
and isolated tstms. 
.WED...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N to NE winds 25 to
30 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft in E to SE swell. 
.WED NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.THU...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt W of 89W, and NW to N 20 to 25 kt E of
89W. Seas 9 to 13 ft in NE swell. 

$$

GMZ057-270400-
NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

...HURRICANE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NE winds 25 to 30 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. W of 85W, NE
winds 25 to 30 kt, shifting to N to NE 30 to 40 kt late. E of
85W, NE to E winds 35 to 40 kt, increasing to
45 to 55 kt late. Seas 9 to 14 ft in SE swell, building
to 14 to 22 ft in SE to S swell late. Scattered showers
and isolated tstms. 
.WED...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N winds 30 to 40 kt W of
85W, and N to NE 90 to 110 kt E of 85W. Seas 20 to 30 ft in E to
SE swell. Numerous showers and scattered tstms. 
.WED NIGHT...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. Numerous showers and
scattered tstms. 
.THU...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.THU NIGHT...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.FRI...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 

$$

GMZ058-270400-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E
swell. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E swell. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E
swell. 
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E swell. 

$$

GMZ045-270400-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE to E
swell. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in NE to
E swell. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in NE to E swell. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in NE to E
swell. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E swell. 

$$

GMZ046-270400-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 91W-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to E
swell. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N winds 25 to
30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft in E swell. Scattered showers and isolated
tstms. 
.WED...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. N winds 20 to 25 kt S
of 24N, and N 25 to 30 kt N of 24N. Seas 10 to 15 ft in NE to E
swell. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt S of 24N, and N 25 to 30 kt N of
24N. Seas 10 to 16 ft in NE swell. 
.THU...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in NE swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft in NE
swell. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in NE swell. 

$$

GMZ047-270400-
SE Gulf from 22N to 26N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

...HURRICANE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S of 24N, NE
winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 35 to 40 kt late. N of
24N, NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 7 to
10 ft in E swell late. Scattered showers and tstms. 
.TUE...HURRICANE CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S of 24N, N to NE winds
70 to 80 kt, shifting to NW 80 to 100 kt in the afternoon. N of
24N, NE to E winds 35 to 40 kt, becoming NE 60 to 70 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 10 to 16 ft in E swell, building to 14 to 22 ft
in E to SE swell in the afternoon. Numerous showers and scattered
tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...HURRICANE CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S of 24N, W to NW
winds 45 to 55 kt, diminishing to 35 to 40 kt late. N
of 24N, N winds 90 to 110 kt. Seas 18 to 27 ft in NE swell.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S of 24N, W to NW winds
20 to 25 kt. N of 24N, W to NW winds 90 to 110 kt, diminishing to
45 to 55 kt in the afternoon. Seas 16 to 25 ft in N to NE swell.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED NIGHT...HURRICANE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.THU...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. 
.FRI...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft in N swell. 

$$

GMZ048-270400-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and N
10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.TUE...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE
swell. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE swell. 

$$

GMZ049-270400-
Central Bay of Campeche-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in N to NE
swell. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE
swell. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE
swell. 

$$

GMZ050-270400-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1148 AM EDT Mon Sep 26 2022

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in N to NE swell.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE
swell. 
.THU...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N
swell. 
.FRI...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in N swell. 

$$

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