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Offshore Waters Forecast (Gulf of Mexico) (Text)



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FZNT24 KNHC 180254
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
954 PM 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.

GMZ001-181500-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will dominate the Gulf of Mexico
through Saturday morning. Fresh to strong S return flow will 
develop in the western Gulf of Mexico on Friday night and 
Saturday. A strong cold front is expected to reach the NW Gulf of
Mexico on Saturday morning. It is likely that a line of 
rainshowers and thunderstorms may precede the front. Winds to 
gale force may be possible behind the front, along the coast of
Mexico, on Saturday afternoon from 22N to 24N between 96W and 
98W, and on Saturday night from 19N to 20N from 95W westward.

$$

GMZ011-181500-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.OVERNIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 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...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NW 20 to 30 kt.
Seas 5 to 7 ft, building to 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, shifting to N to NE 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to E to SE late. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt, shifting to S to SW 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt, becoming N 25 to 30 kt late. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 

$$

GMZ013-181500-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.OVERNIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 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 2 to 4 ft, building to
3 to 5 ft late. 
.SAT...SW to W winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, building to
6 to 9 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 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,
subsiding to 2 to 4 ft late. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. 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. 
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 

$$

GMZ015-181500-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.OVERNIGHT...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 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to
6 ft in the afternoon. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 20 to 25 kt, shifting to W to NW late. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 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. 
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ017-181500-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...SE winds 10 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...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming from 22N to 24N 
between 96W and 98W NW to N winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas building to 9
ft. Elsewhere NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 kt, shifting to E to SE late. 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. 
.TUE...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 

$$

GMZ019-181500-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.OVERNIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt S of 24N, and SW 20 to 25 kt
elsewhere. S of 24N, seas 2 to 4 ft. Elsewhere, seas 3 to 5 ft,
building to 5 to 7 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 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 8 ft. 
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 2 to
4 ft in the afternoon. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$

GMZ021-181500-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.OVERNIGHT...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 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 20 to 25 kt. 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 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ023-181500-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW to N 25 to 30 kt.
Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...from 19N to 20N W of 95W NW to N winds 30 to 35 kt.
Seas 7 to 8 ft, building to 10 ft. Elsewhere NW to N winds 20 
to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. 
.SUN...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.MON...E winds 5 kt, shifting to SE 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW to N 10 to
15 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$

GMZ025-181500-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
954 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

.OVERNIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 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 3 ft or less. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building
to 6 to 8 ft late. 
.SUN...NW to 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. 
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

Forecaster MT

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