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



614 
FZPN28 KNHC 161015
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

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.

PMZ101-162215-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.SYNOPSIS...Moderate to fresh winds are expected across the Gulf of 
Papagayo, increasing to fresh to strong Wed, and continuing 
through the upcoming weekend. Elsewhere, gentle to moderate 
south to southwest monsoon flow will persist across the offshore 
waters of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador, while light 
to gentle flow will dominate across the Gulf of Panama.  

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PMZ111-162215-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.TUE...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW to W swell.
Period 17 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt
late. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W swell, building to 9 to
14 ft in W swell late. Period 16 seconds. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 17 ft in NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 12 to 18 ft in NW
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft in NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in NW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.FRI...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in W to NW
swell, building to 9 to 13 ft late. Period 14 seconds. 

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PMZ113-162215-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo,
and NE to E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
N 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and N to
NE 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and N to NE 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in W
to NW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW
swell. Period 16 seconds.
.FRI...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...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 to
SW swell. Period 14 seconds. 

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PMZ115-162215-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SW to W 10 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 19 seconds. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 19 seconds.
Scattered tstms. 
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. Scattered tstms. 
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and SW 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.THU...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W to NW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W
swell. Period 14 seconds. 

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PMZ117-162215-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Period
17 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 20 seconds.
Numerous showers and scattered tstms.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. Scattered tstms. 
.WED...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. 
.THU...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
16 seconds. 
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
14 seconds. 

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PMZ119-162215-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 20 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. 
.THU...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to
NW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.FRI...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. 

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PMZ121-162215-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 18 seconds.
.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TUE...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.THU...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
14 seconds. 

$$

PMZ123-162215-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
215 AM PST Mon Dec 16 2019

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to
NW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in NW swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

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Forecaster Ramos