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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 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.

GMZ001-010415-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.SYNOPSIS...TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE CENTERED NEAR 24.6N 88.0W AT
1500 UTC AUG 31 NEARLY STATIONARY WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 30
KT GUSTS TO 40 KT. THE DEPRESSION IS FORECAST TO BEGIN MOVING NNE
AND BECOME A TROPICAL STORM NEAR 25.9N 87.4W LATER THIS AFTERNOON
THEN TURN NE AND REACH NEAR 27.3N 86.5W AROUND SUNRISE ON THU.
THE TROPICAL STORM WILL INTENSIFY FURTHER AS IT CONTINUES NE AND
ACCELERATE AND MOVES TOWARD THE FLORIDA BIG BEND REGION
THU...THEN TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN FL FRI MORNING. NUMEROUS SQUALLS
AND SCATTERED TSTMS WILL SPREAD N AND NE FROM THE SE GULF INTO
THE EASTERN GULF THROUGH FRI MORNING. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
DECREASE FRI THROUGH SAT OVER THE EASTERN GULF AS THE TROPICAL
STORM MOVES AWAY.

$$

GMZ011-010415-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ013-010415-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. W OF 90W...NE WINDS
15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT.
SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. W OF 90W...N TO
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS
35 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 FT.
.THU...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. W OF 90W...N WINDS
15 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...NW TO N WINDS 35 TO 40 KT...BECOMING W
TO NW 25 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT W OF 90W...
AND 10 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. W OF 90W...N
WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 FT. ELSEWHERE...W WINDS 15 TO 20KT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ015-010415-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE TO S WINDS 25 TO
30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 12 FT S OF 27N...AND 8 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S OF 27N...S
WINDS 35 TO 40 KT. ELSEWHERE...SE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...INCREASING
TO 35 TO 40 KT LATE. SEAS 12 TO 14 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.THU...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S OF 27N...S TO SW
WINDS 35 TO 40 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
ELSEWHERE...SE WINDS 35 TO 40 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 45 TO 50 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 13 FT S OF 27N...AND 18 TO 19 FT
ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. S OF 27N... SW
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE...SW TO W WINDS
45 TO 50 KT...DIMINISHING TO 35 TO 40 KT LATE...SEAS
16 FT...SUBSIDING TO 11 FT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ017-010415-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ019-010415-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING...

.TODAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NW TO N WINDS 25 TO
30 KT. SEAS 6 FT S OF 24N...AND 11 TO 12 FT ELSEWHERE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED. W WINDS 15 TO
20 KT S OF 24N...AND NW TO N 35 TO 40 KT ELSEWHERE. S OF 24N...
SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 FT LATE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ021-010415-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TODAY...STRAITS OF FLORIDA...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
ELSEWHERE...S TO SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 FT.
SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 20 TO
25 KT. SEAS 6 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...AND 9 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...AND
7 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ023-010415-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

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

$$

GMZ025-010415-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1201 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
CAMPECHE...AND W 15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...
SHIFTING TO N IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...SW TO W WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
CAMPECHE...AND SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.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...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

FORECASTER MCELROY



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