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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
319 AM 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.

GMZ001-222030-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
AREA TO 1011 MB LOW PRES NEAR 24N96W WILL BECOME DIFFUSE LATER
TODAY. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL INTENSIFY TONIGHT AHEAD OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO ENTER THE NW GULF EARLY TUE. THE
FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM SE LOUISIANA TO THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE
TUE NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE EASTERN BAY OF
CAMPECHE WED...AND MOVE EAST OF AREA WED NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS
ARE EXPECTED WEST OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT AND WED. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

$$

GMZ011-222030-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WARNING TUE NIGHT...

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.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 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 FT...BUILDING TO
9 TO 11 FT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.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 LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 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.

$$

GMZ013-222030-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.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 10 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 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.


$$

GMZ015-222030-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.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...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN SW SWELL.
.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 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ017-222030-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE WARNING TUE NIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.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 4 TO 6 FT...
BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.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 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 KT
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.

$$

GMZ019-222030-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.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.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.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 9 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.

$$

GMZ021-222030-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 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.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.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 IN W SWELL.
.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...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ023-222030-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE WED...

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT
LATE.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 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.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 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
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.

$$

GMZ025-222030-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
319 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E 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...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 IN W SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE 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.

$$

FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN


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