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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 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.

GMZ001-080930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM SW FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF NEAR 22N96.5W HAS BEGUN TO DRIFT NORTHWARD
TODAY AND WILL REACH THE CENTRAL GULF THU MORNING. A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL EMERGE OFF THE COAST OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA THU MORNING
AND GRADUALLY MERGE WITH THE OLD FRONT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS
WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN GULF BEHIND THIS
NEW COLD FRONT THU THROUGH LATE FRI AS IT REACHES THE SOUTHERN
GULF. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH VERY SLOWLY SAT AND SAT NIGHT
ACROSS THE SW GULF AS THE FRONT SINKS INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN. THE
NEXT FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE NW GULF WATERS MON.

$$

GMZ011-080930-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO
12 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ013-080930-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. W OF 90W...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT W OF 90W...
AND 7 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT W OF 90W...AND 7 TO
10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ015-080930-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ017-080930-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W OF 96W...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO
30 TO 40 KT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT
W OF 96W...AND 8 TO 11 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...W OF 96W...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
30 KT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ019-080930-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...S OF 24N...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. ELSEWHERE...
NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. S OF 24N... SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ021-080930-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. STRAITS OF FLORIDA...SEAS
2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...
AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ023-080930-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. S OF 21N W OF 95W...SEAS
3 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT S OF 21N W OF 95W...AND N 25 TO
35 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SUN...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ025-080930-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
429 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...SUBSIDING
TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE.
.FRI...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO
15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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