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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 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.

GMZ001-182030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM FORT MYERS FLORIDA SW
TO 25N90W...THEN BECOMES A WARM FRONT NW TO INLAND TEXAS JUST N OF
GALVESTON AND SW TO WEAK LOW PRES OF 1016 MB OVER DEEP S TEXAS.
THE STATIONARY PORTION WILL BECOME DIFFUSE BY THIS EVENING...WHILE
THE WARM FRONT PART LIFTS NE ACROSS THE NW GULF THROUGH SAT MORNING
AS THE LOW PRES TRACKS NE. THE LOW WILL REACH THE COAST OF SW
LOUISIANA EARLY FRI NIGHT DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE
WESTERN GULF. THE LOW PRES WILL REACH NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER BY SAT WITH THE FRONT SW TO NEAR TAMPICO...FROM
NEAR APALACHICOLA SW TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE BY EARLY SAT
NIGHT...THEN BEGIN TO WEAKEN AS IT REACHES FROM APALACHEE BAY TO
NEAR 26N89W WHERE IT BECOMES A DISSIPATING STATIONARY FRONT TO THE
EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE SUN...AND TO A POSITION SLIGHTLY E FROM
THERE MON. WEAK HIGH PRES WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF
BEHIND THE FRONT.

$$

GMZ011-182030-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N LATE. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR
LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

GMZ013-182030-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT IN MIXED NE AND SE SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ015-182030-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3
FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

GMZ017-182030-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W OF 96W...SE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. ELSEWHERE...S WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO N LATE. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10
KT LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ019-182030-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ021-182030-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON.  SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ023-182030-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS.

$$

GMZ025-182030-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
331 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S LESS THAN 5 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.

$$

FORECASTER AGUIRRE


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