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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 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.

GMZ001-080215-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM SW FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF WILL DRIFT NORTHWARD TODAY...REACHING THE CENTRAL GULF
BY THURSDAY MORNING WHILE WEAKENING FURTHER. A STRONGER COLD
FRONT WILL EMERGE OFF THE COAST OF TEXAS AND LOUISIANA BY THURSDAY
MORNING AND GRADUALLY MERGE WITH THE OLD FRONT. STRONG TO GALE
FORCE WINDS WILL FOLLOWED THE STRONG COLD FRONT FORECAST TO CROSS
THE GULF WATERS THU AND THU NIGHT.

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GMZ011-080215-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ013-080215-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7
FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT W OF 90W...
AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ015-080215-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ017-080215-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT W OF 96W...AND NE 20 TO 30 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 KT S OF 24N W
OF 96W EARLY. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ019-080215-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT S OF 24N...AND NE TO E 20 TO 25 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 24N...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ021-080215-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...AND NE
20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. STRAITS OF FLORIDA...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.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 WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ023-080215-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI...

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO
15 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ025-080215-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
902 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN



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