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Offshore Waters Forecast (E Pacific Offshore of Central America/Colombia/Ecuador)



868 
FZPN28 KNHC 191542
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

Offshore Waters Forecast for the E Pacific within 250 nm of
Central America, Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador

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.

PMZ101-200345-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Strong offshore gap winds will persist across and
well downwind of the Gulf of Papagayo region through the
weekend. Fresh to strong N winds will also prevail across and S
of the Gulf of Panama to about 05N through the weekend. Light
and variable winds will prevail elsewhere. 

$$

PMZ111-200345-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E to SE swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E to SE swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in E to SE
swell, building to 9 to 14 ft late. Period 15 seconds. 
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft in NW swell.
Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in NW swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NW swell. Period
17 seconds. 

$$

PMZ113-200345-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo,
and NE 20 to 25 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in SE to S
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in SW to
W swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Period
17 seconds. 

$$

PMZ115-200345-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...W to NW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.THU...W to NW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI...NW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and variable less than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft
in S to SW swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero Peninsula, and E
10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and E to SE 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...Near the Azuero Peninsula, N to NE winds 15 to
20 kt. Elsewhere, SW to W winds 10 kt, shifting to SE to S late.
Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 

$$

PMZ117-200345-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period 16 seconds.
Isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and NW to N 10 to
15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 16 seconds. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.THU...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
16 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and NW
10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 15 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
14 seconds. 
.SAT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.SUN...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
17 seconds. 

$$

PMZ119-200345-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. Numerous showers and scattered tstms. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU...Gulf of Guayaquil, variable winds less than 5 kt,
becoming W to NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, SE to S
winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than 5 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. Scattered
tstms. 
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 10 kt
late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.FRI...Gulf of Guayaquil, variable winds less than 5 kt,
becoming SW to W 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, S winds
10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt Gulf of Guayaquil,
and N to NE 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt Gulf of Guayaquil, and N to
NE 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 kt, shifting to NE to E late.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period 18 seconds. 

$$

PMZ121-200345-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE to S
10 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.FRI...SE to S winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE 10 kt
late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 19 seconds. 

$$

PMZ123-200345-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
742 AM PST Wed Feb 19 2020

.TODAY...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
17 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S swell.
Period 16 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S swell. Period
15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.FRI...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W
swell. Period 19 seconds. 

$$

Forecaster Christensen