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FZNT24 KNHC 201503
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 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.

GMZ001-210315-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO SWEEP ACROSS THE
ENTIRE GULF OVER THE WEEKEND ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE AREA OF STRONG
TO GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS MOST OF THE WATERS N OF 22N BOTH E AND
W OF THE FRONT. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY TUE AS HIGH PRES
BUILDS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

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GMZ011-210315-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...W TO NW WINDS 35 TO 40 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT...BUILDING TO
15 TO 18 FT IN W TO NW SWELL IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 13 FT IN NW SWELL LATE.
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN N SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.

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GMZ013-210315-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...W OF 90W...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW
10 TO 15 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO
25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN SW TO W SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 15 TO 20 FT IN W TO
NW SWELL.
.MON...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT IN W TO NW SWELL...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO
13 FT IN SWELL IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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GMZ015-210315-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN S TO SW
SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN S TO SW SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 14 TO 19 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 16 TO 21 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 12 TO 16 FT IN W SWELL...
SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 12 FT IN SWELL LATE.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN W SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ017-210315-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BECOMING 9 TO
14 FT IN NW TO N SWELL IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN N
SWELL.
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN N SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

GMZ019-210315-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING
TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.SAT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW 25 TO 35 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT... BECOMING 9 TO 14 FT IN SW TO W
SWELL IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT IN NW SWELL.
.MON...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT IN NW SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NW SWELL.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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GMZ021-210315-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN S TO SW
SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN W SWELL.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT IN NW SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN W TO NW
SWELL.
.TUE...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NW SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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GMZ023-210315-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N 20 TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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GMZ025-210315-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1003 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...W TO NW WINDS
5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW LATE. ELSEWHERE...S TO
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NW TO
N SWELL.
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NW TO N SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NW TO N SWELL.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

FORECASTER AL


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