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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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.

GMZ001-211415-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...1015 MB LOW PRES CENTERED NEAR 29N87W WITH STATIONARY
FRONT EXTENDING E ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A STALLED COLD
FRONT EXTENDING SW TO NEAR TUXPAN MEXICO. THE LOW WILL DRIFT E
ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS THROUGH SUN. ASSOCIATED FRONTAL
BOUNDARY WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE THROUGH EARLY MON. SOUTHERLY
RETURN FLOW WILL DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION LATE MON AHEAD
OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF WATERS TUE.
THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO EXTEND FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE
CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO
THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE WED...AND WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE
WED. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W
OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT INTO WED.

$$

GMZ011-211415-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ013-211415-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW
25 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ015-211415-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN W TO NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT IN NW SWELL.

$$

GMZ017-211415-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN N SWELL.
.THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ019-211415-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S 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...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO
12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ021-211415-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 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...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NW SWELL.

$$

GMZ023-211415-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.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 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W OF 95W NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. ELSEWHERE NW TO
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S OF 21N W OF 95W NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. ELSEWHERE NW
TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N SWELL.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7
FT IN N SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ025-211415-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
903 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.OVERNIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

FORECASTER AL



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