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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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.

GMZ001-051445-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRES RIDGING OVER THE GULF WILL SHIFT EASTWARD
THROUGH THE NIGHT AS A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW
WATERS LATE TONIGHT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE N WINDS WILL SPREAD
BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE WESTERN GULF AND W CENTRAL GULF EARLY
THU THROUGH FRI NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA
TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE BY THU...STALLING OVER THE SE
GULF FRI AND LINGERING THROUGH SUN NIGHT. REMNANTS OF THE FRONT
WILL DRIFT INTO THE NW GULF SUN NIGHT THROUGH MON NIGHT CREATING
A TIGHT PRES GRADIENT OVER THE NW AND N CENTRAL WATERS.

$$

GMZ011-051445-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING
TO 8 TO 11 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 KT...BECOMING NE LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

GMZ013-051445-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING W OF 90W...

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
AREAS OF DENSE FOG WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.THU...W OF 90W...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 30 TO
35 KT BEHIND FRONT. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...
BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT W OF 90W...AND N TO NE
20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. W OF 90W...SEAS 8 TO 12 FT. ELSEWHERE...
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT W OF 90W...
AND 6 TO 8 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

GMZ015-051445-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE.
SEAS 3 FT. ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT S OF 27N...AND 4 TO
6 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ017-051445-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W OF 96W...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N
30 TO 40 KT BEHIND FRONT. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...
BECOMING N 25 TO 35 KT BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING
TO 8 TO 12 FT BEHIND FRONT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

GMZ019-051445-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING W OF 92W...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E OF 92W...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE TO
E 20 TO 25 KT LATE. W OF 92W...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT E OF 92W...
AND 8 TO 11 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ021-051445-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING
TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10
TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ023-051445-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 KT
EARLY. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ025-051445-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
939 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE
15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SE WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING
3 TO 5 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

FORECASTER LEWITSKY


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