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FZNT24 KNHC 282130
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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.

GMZ001-010930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT MEANDERING FROM EXTREME S FLORIDA
WESTWARD ACROSS THE SE WATERS TO 24N94W HAS BEGUN TO DRIFT N AS A
WEAK WARM FRONT...AND WILL DRIFT NORTHWARD AND ACROSS N PORTIONS
THROUGH SUN NIGHT WHILE GRADUALLY DISSIPATING. MEANWHILE...A
SURFACE TROUGH WILL PREVAIL OVER W PORTIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
HIGH PRES ALONG THE MID ATLC COAST EXTENDS SW ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS
AND WILL PRODUCE FRESH TO STRONG WINDS THROUGH THIS EVENING...THEN
WEAKEN OVERNIGHT THROUGH SUN...BEFORE SE RETURN FLOW DEVELOPS OVER
THE WESTERN GULF MON...AND SPREADS OVER THE ENTIRE REGION TUE. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE FAR NW WATERS WED WITH STRONG TO
GALE FORCE N WINDS ACROSS W PORTIONS IN ITS WAKE.

$$

GMZ011-010930-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.

$$

GMZ013-010930-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 20 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

$$

GMZ015-010930-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.

$$

GMZ017-010930-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO
13 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.

$$

GMZ019-010930-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

$$

GMZ021-010930-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ023-010930-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT...
BUILDING TO 14 TO 18 FT LATE.

$$

GMZ025-010930-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
430 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SE WINDS 10 TO
15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE LESS THAN 5 KT LATE. SEAS
3 FT. ELSEWHERE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT NW TO N 25 TO 35
KT W OF 94W. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.

$$

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