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FZNT24 KNHC 152107
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 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.

GMZ001-160915-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extending from northern Florida to
26N94W to near Tuxpan, Mexico will reach from near Cedar Key
Florida to 26N92W to 20N96W early this evening, then become
stationary from near Tampa to 26N92W to the SW Gulf and the Bay
of Campeche on Saturday. The front will then lift northward as a
warm front through Sunday night. Gale force winds are expected
along the coast of Mexico near Tampico and Veracruz through
tonight. High pres will settle in over the area Sunday evening
through Monday. The high pres will move eastward to the eastern
gulf waters by late Tuesday as a weak cold front moves across the
NW and N central waters.

$$

GMZ011-160915-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 kt late. Seas
6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...W winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW to N 10 to 15 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ013-160915-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt, shifting to NE to E 15 to
20 kt late. Seas 6 to 9 ft W of 90W, and 4 to 6 ft
elsewhere.
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ015-160915-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...S of 27N, W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to
NE. Elsewhere, NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 ft in the afternoon.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ017-160915-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 25 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt
late. Seas 8 to 13 ft W of 96W, and 8 to 11 ft elsewhere.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to SE to S 10 to 15 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt W of 96W, and SE to S
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW to N 10 to
15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ019-160915-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...S of 24N, E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 4 to 6 ft. Elsewhere, NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt,
becoming E 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to N to NE late.
Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ021-160915-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft late.
.SAT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 ft late.

$$

GMZ023-160915-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT...S of 21N W of 95W, NW winds 20 to 30 kt, shifting to NW
to N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, W to NW winds
15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft late.
.SUN...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
late. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

$$

GMZ025-160915-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
407 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Within 60 nm of coast of
Campeche, seas 2 ft or less. Elsewhere, seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 to 5 ft late.
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Within 60 nm of coast of Campeche,
seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 ft in the afternoon. Elsewhere,
seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Within 60 nm of coast of
Campeche, seas 3 ft in the evening, subsiding to 2 ft or less.
Elsewhere, seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less Within 60 nm
of coast of Campeche, and 3 to 5 ft elsewhere.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

Forecaster GR



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