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



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FZPN28 KNHC 210942
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 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.

PMZ101-212145-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.SYNOPSIS...Fresh to strong NE to E winds will pulse across the 
Gulf of Papagayo and downwind to near 90W through Mon night. 
Winds will be strongest during the overnight and early morning 
hours with the assistance of the nocturnal drainage flow. Winds
and seas in the Gulf of Papagayo will subside through midweek as
the pressure gradient weakens over the area. Elsewhere, moderate
N to NE breezes will prevail across the Gulf of Panama this week.

$$

PMZ111-212145-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE to S
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE to S
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE to S
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in SW swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ113-212145-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...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 in S swell.
Period 14 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo,
and E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.MON...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE to S swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E
to SE swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
E to SE 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in E swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.WED...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in SE to S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, E to SE winds 5 to
10 kt. Elsewhere, E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to S late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, S winds 5 to 10 kt.
Elsewhere, E winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S late. Seas 2 to
4 ft. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ115-212145-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON NIGHT...Near the Azuero Peninsula, E winds 10 to 15 kt,
shifting to N to NE late. Elsewhere, S to SW winds
5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds.
Scattered showers. 
.TUE...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt Near the Azuero Peninsula, and
SE to S less than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and S 5 to 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.WED...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero Peninsula, and
SE 5 to 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ117-212145-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt Gulf of Panama, and S 5 to
10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period
16 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.MON...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
15 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt Gulf of Panama, and S to SW
5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. Scattered
showers. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt Gulf of Panama, and SW 5 to
10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED...Gulf of Panama, NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Elsewhere, SE to S
winds 5 kt, shifting to SW to W less than 5 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt Gulf of Panama, and W less
than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.THU...Gulf of Panama, N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Elsewhere, S
to SW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to W to NW 5 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...Gulf of Panama, NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Elsewhere, W
to NW winds 5 kt, shifting to SW less than 5 kt late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft in SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 

$$

PMZ119-212145-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.THU...Gulf of Guayaquil, S winds less than 5 kt, shifting to W
to NW in the afternoon. Elsewhere, S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ121-212145-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 15 seconds. 
.WED...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ123-212145-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
242 AM PDT Sun Apr 21 2019

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 18 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.MON...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.TUE...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.WED...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
swell. Period 14 seconds. 

$$

Forecaster Reinhart