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FZNT24 KNHC 130835
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 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.

GMZ001-132045-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extending from the SE Gulf near Florida
Bay to NE Mexico will exit the basin by the afternoon. Another
cold front will enter the northern Gulf Thu, then reach from the
Florida Big Bend area in the NE Gulf to near Tampico Mexico by Fri
afternoon, then stall from Tampa to the Bay of Campeche on Sat
before lifting back to the W and NW through Sun. Gale force winds
are possible along the coast of Mexico near Tampico Fri afternoon
and night.

$$

GMZ011-132045-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...N winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SW to W in the
afternoon. Seas 3 ft in the morning, subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N to NE 15 to 20 kt
behind front. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE swell.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to W to NW 5 to 10 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ013-132045-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SW to W in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft in the morning, subsiding to 2 ft or
less.
.TONIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NW to N 20 to 25 kt
behind front. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt late.
Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ015-132045-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW to N less than 5 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in NW swell.
.TONIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...NE to E 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 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ017-132045-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI AND FRI NIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 25 to 25 kt behind
front. Seas 3 ft, building to 5 to 8 ft behind front.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to
25 kt late. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N to NE swell.
.SAT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to E to SE in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ019-132045-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TONIGHT...W winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S to SW late.
Seas 3 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt S of 24N, and S 5 kt
elsewhere. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ021-132045-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt, except 15 to 20 kt early.
Seas 4 to 7 ft.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds less than 5 kt, shifting to E to SE
late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...E to SE winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 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 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ023-132045-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N to NE 15 to 25 kt in
behind front. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 4 to 7 ft behind
front.
.FRI NIGHT...W of front, NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11
ft. E of front, NW to N winds 5 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas 3 to
5 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming W to NW 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 ft in N swell.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SW to W late.
Seas 3 ft.

$$

GMZ025-132045-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
335 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning, subsiding
to 2 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building
to 3 ft late.
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft late.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

Forecaster Lewitsky


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