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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 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.

GMZ001-262015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE EXTENDING FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO THE
CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT E ALLOWING A COLD
FRONT TO MOVE OFF THE TEXAS COAST ON SAT EVENING. THE FRONT WILL
REACH A POSITION FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF
CAMPECHE ON SUN NIGHT...THEN STALL FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO
THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE LATE MON. REMNANTS OF THE FRONT WILL
DRIFT W AND WASH OUT ON TUE.

$$

GMZ011-262015-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W BEHIND FRONT.
SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS
3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...NE TO E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NE 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.

$$

GMZ013-262015-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT W OF 90W...AND E TO SE 15 TO 20 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A FEW SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N BEHIND FRONT.
SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...W OF FRONT NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. E OF FRONT S TO SW
WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ015-262015-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ017-262015-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT W OF 96W...AND SE 10 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.

$$

GMZ019-262015-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ021-262015-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ023-262015-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 10 TO 15 KT W
OF FRONT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT.
SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...E WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ025-262015-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
304 AM EST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.

$$

FORECASTER NELSON


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