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FZNT24 KNHC 222108
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 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.

GMZ001-230915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO
S CENTRAL LOUISIANA WILL MOVE N OF THE AREA LATER TONIGHT WITH
INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS. STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS SPREAD OVER
THE ENTIRE GULF LATER TONIGHT AND TUE AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD
FRONT EXPECTED TO ENTER THE NW GULF TUE AFTERNOON. THE FRONT WILL
EXTEND FROM SE LOUISIANA TO THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE
NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
LATE WED...AND CLEAR THE GULF WED NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS AND
ROUGH SEAS ARE EXPECTED WEST OF THE FRONT AND 94W TUE NIGHT AND
WED. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT THU. NEXT
ROUND OF RETURN FLOW SETS IN THU NIGHT AND FRI BEFORE ANOTHER COLD
FRONT ENTERS THE NW GULF SAT.

$$

GMZ011-230915-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 12 FT LATE.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

GMZ013-230915-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO W 20 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE
10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ015-230915-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT S OF 27N...AND 9 TO
11 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ017-230915-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...
BUILDING TO 9 TO 13 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LESS THAN 5 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ019-230915-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ021-230915-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ023-230915-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING 5 TO 8 FT LATE.
.WED...S OF 21N W OF 95W...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...
DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...NW TO N
WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ025-230915-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
408 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT
LATE.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF
CAMPECHE...AND 3 TO 5 FT ELSEWHERE.
.WED...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT
LATE.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

FORECASTER COBB



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