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FZNT24 KNHC 091442
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 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.

GMZ001-100245-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT FROM THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA TO 22N93W TO
18.5N94W WILL MOVE INTO THE YUCATAN CHANNEL LATER TODAY. WINDS TO
GALE FORCE PERSIST ALONG THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM MOUTH OF THE RIO
GRANDE TO SOUTH OF VERACRUZ...WITH MAXIMUM SEAS TO 21 FT. FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE NW GULF WILL END THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS ARE FORECAST TO SLOWLY DIMINISH ON SAT AND SAT NIGHT ALONG
WITH THE SEAS SLOW TO SUBSIDE AS THE STRONG HIGH PRES SLIDES E
WHILE WEAKENING. A WEAK COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO APPROACH THE
NORTHERN GULF TUE.

$$

GMZ011-100245-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 KT ENDING
EARLY AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN E SWELL.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ013-100245-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN NE SWELL.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E
SWELL.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ015-100245-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...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 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ017-100245-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT IN NE SWELL.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN NE TO E
SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ019-100245-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN NE SWELL.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT IN NE
SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ021-100245-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N TO NE
SWELL.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ023-100245-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT IN NW TO N
SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT IN N TO NE
SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT S OF 21N W OF 95W... AND N 20 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT IN N TO NE SWELL. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT S OF 21N W OF 95W...AND NE
15 TO 20 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT IN NE SWELL.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

GMZ025-100245-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
942 AM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SE WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...NE
WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...N TO NE WINDS
10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO E 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN N SWELL.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N SWELL. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN


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