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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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.

GMZ001-050330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRES PREVAILING OVER THE GULF WILL SHIFT
EASTWARD LATER TODAY AS A STRONG COLD FRONT TO MOVE INTO THE NW
WATERS LATE TONIGHT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE N WINDS WILL SPREAD
BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE WESTERN GULF EARLY THU THROUGH FRI
NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL
BAY OF CAMPECHE BY THU...STALLING OVER THE SE GULF FRI AND
LINGERING THROUGH SUN NIGHT.

$$

GMZ011-050330-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 10
TO 12 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT IN N TO
NE SWELL.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 KT...BECOMING NE LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8
FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

$$

GMZ013-050330-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...W OF 90W...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 25 TO
35 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.
ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT... BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W OF 90W...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13
FT IN N TO NE SWELL. ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ015-050330-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 27N...SE WINDS 5 KT...SHIFTING TO NE
LATE. ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT
S OF 27N...AND 5 TO 7 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ017-050330-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W OF 96W...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 30
TO 40 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT... BECOMING N 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...W OF 96W...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO
N 25 TO 30 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 10 TO
15 FT IN N SWELL.
.FRI...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 9 TO 12 FT IN N SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15
KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ019-050330-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 24N...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE TO E
20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO
9 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...
SHIFTING TO NE 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.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 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ021-050330-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ023-050330-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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

.TODAY...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5
FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT S OF 21N W OF 95W...AND NW
TO N 25 TO 35 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 15
FT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN NE SWELL.

$$

GMZ025-050330-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1016 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

$$

FORECASTER DGS



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