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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

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.

GMZ001-032115-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM NEAR NEW ORLEANS TO TUXPAN MEXICO
WILL REACH FROM THE W FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO JUST S OF VERACRUZ
MEXICO THIS EVENING...FROM SANIBEL ISLAND FLORIDA TO CENTRAL BAY
OF CAMPECHE WED EVENING...THEN PASS SE THROUGH THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA OVERNIGHT WED NIGHT. LOCALLY DENSE SMOKE AND HAZE IN THE W
GULF WILL SHIFT SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE AHEAD OF
THE COLD FRONT TODAY BEFORE DISSIPATING. HIGH PRES NEAR 27N95W
WITH A RIDGE TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS WILL REMAIN STATIONARY WED
NIGHT AND THU. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT N OF THE AREA THU NIGHT WITH A
RIDGE ALONG 91W SETTING UP SE RETURN FLOW ACROSS THE NW GULF FRI
NIGHT INTO SAT.

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GMZ011-032115-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO W 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...SUBSIDING TO
2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ013-032115-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT W OF FRONT...AND SW 5 TO 10 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ015-032115-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...W OF FRONT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. E OF FRONT SW WINDS 15
TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ017-032115-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ019-032115-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ021-032115-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING NW WINDS BEHIND FRONT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ023-032115-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.WED...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE EVENING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ025-032115-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
511 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO N THIS AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...
BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 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...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT LATE.

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