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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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.

GMZ001-030830-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM PORT ARTHUR TEXAS TO JUST S OF
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS WILL REACH FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO THE
BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE...FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE W YUCATAN
PENINSULA TUE NIGHT WITH THE FRONT PASSING E THROUGH THE FLORIDA
STRAITS WED NIGHT. LOCALLY DENSE SMOKE AND HAZE IN THE W GULF
WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD INTO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE AHEAD OF THE COLD
FRONT THROUGH TUE BEFORE DISSIPATING. A SURFACE HIGH WILL MEANDER
NEAR 27N95W ON WED NIGHT AND THU WITH A RIDGE EXTENDING SE TO THE
FLORIDA STRAITS. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT N OF THE AREA THU NIGHT WITH
A RIDGE ALONG 91W SETTING UP SE RETURN FLOW ACROSS THE NW GULF ON
FRI NIGHT INTO SAT.

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GMZ011-030830-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W
5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ013-030830-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. VSBY 3 NM.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W 15 TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ015-030830-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ017-030830-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT W OF 96W...AND N 10 TO 15 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN E SWELL. HAZE AND AREAS OF SMOKE.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ019-030830-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
VSBY 3 NM. ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ021-030830-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ023-030830-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. HAZE AND AREAS OF
SMOKE. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ025-030830-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
425 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. HAZE AND AREAS
OF SMOKE. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE. VSBY
3 NM.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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FORECASTER SCHAUER


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