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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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.

GMZ001-242030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...STRONG WINDS AND LARGE SEAS IN THE E GULF WILL
DIMINISH AND SUBSIDE TODAY AS HIGH PRES OVER THE SW GULF SHIFTS TO
THE SE GULF. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL INCREASE IN THE WESTERN
GULF AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL ENTER THE NW GULF WED
MORNING. THE FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE BASIN WED THROUGH THU...
STALLING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GULF FRI WHERE IT WILL DISSIPATE
THROUGH SAT. MINIMAL GALE FORCE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR THE
COAST OF VERACRUZ THU.

$$

GMZ011-242030-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT BEHIND
FRONT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FT BEHIND FRONT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ013-242030-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...W OF 90W...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. ELSEWHERE...NW TO N
WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT W OF 90W...AND S 10 TO 15 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW 20 TO
25 KT BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT
BEHIND FRONT.
.THU...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ015-242030-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT IN W SWELL...
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ017-242030-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT
IN NE TO E SWELL.

$$

GMZ019-242030-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...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 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

GMZ021-242030-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN NW SWELL...
SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT IN NW SWELL.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ023-242030-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S OF 21N W OF 95W...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...
BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 35 KT WITHIN 60 NM
OF VERACRUZ. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...EXCEPT 8 TO 11 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF
VERACRUZ.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ025-242030-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
323 AM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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FORECASTER LEWITSKY



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