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FZNT24 KNHC 171446
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.

GMZ001-180300-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extending from SE Louisiana to 26N94W to
Tampico Mexico will stall this afternoon and transition to a
frontal trough. The trough will then lift northwestward tonight
to inland Texas early on Monday. High pres will settle in over the
area tonight through Monday night, then slide eastward to the
eastern gulf Tuesday night through Thursday as a weak cold front
moves across the northern waters and to E of the Gulf on Thursday.

$$

GMZ011-180300-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers and thunderstorms along front.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE late.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ013-180300-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ015-180300-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
showers.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
showers.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...S winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.

$$

GMZ017-180300-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE 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 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...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ019-180300-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 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 4 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ021-180300-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, except 5 to 7
ft Straits of Florida.
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 5 to 7 ft
Straits of Florida. Isolated showers.
.MON...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 5 to 7 ft
Straits of Florida. Isolated showers.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, except 5 to 7 ft
Straits of Florida.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ023-180300-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...S winds less than 5 kt, shifting to E to SE in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to E to SE late. Seas
2 ft or less.
.THU...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ025-180300-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
946 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Isolated
showers.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
showers.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated showers.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
showers.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

Forecaster Aguirre



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