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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 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.

GMZ001-200915-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRES OF 1014 MB CENTERED OVER THE NW GULF
WATERS EXTENDS A STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND
A COLD FRONT SW TO SOUTH TEXAS. THE LOW WILL TRACK ENE ACROSS THE
FAR NORTHERN WATERS. ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM THE
NORTH CENTRAL WATERS NEAR SE LOUISIANA TO NEAR TAMPICO MEXICO SAT
MORNING...THEN WILL STALL FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO NEAR
TAMPICO MEXICO EARLY SUN WHERE IT WILL DISSIPATE. A STRONG COLD
FRONT IS FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF LATE MON NIGHT. THE FRONT
WILL EXTEND FROM NEAR SE LOUISIANA TO TAMPICO MEXICO TUE AFTERNOON
AND ACROSS THE SE WATERS WED AFTERNOON. MINIMAL GALE FORCE WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE FRONT TUE
NIGHT INTO WED.

$$

GMZ011-200915-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ013-200915-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...W OF 90W...SW WINDS 5 KT. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 10
TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW 10 TO 15
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING SW TO W LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

$$

GMZ015-200915-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW TO W 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.

$$

GMZ017-200915-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO N 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN N SWELL.

$$

GMZ019-200915-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S 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.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.

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GMZ021-200915-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 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 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 5
TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL LATE.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT IN NW SWELL.

$$

GMZ023-200915-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...S OF 21N W OF 95W NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT.
ELSEWHERE NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING
TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.
.WED...S OF 21N W OF 95W NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. ELSEWHERE NW
TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN N SWELL.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL.

$$

GMZ025-200915-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
409 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR
LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.

$$

FORECASTER AL


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