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FZNT24 KNHC 161950
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

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.

GMZ001-170745-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A strong cold front extends from Pensacola to
27N94W and to inland NE Mexico at 25N98W. High pres is present E
of the front, while much stronger high pres follows in behind
the front. The high pres E of the front will shift eastward and
weaken through tonight. The front will quickly reach from the
Florida panhandle to near 26N91W and to just N of Tampico this
evening, then move SE of the area early on Wed. Cold arctic
offshore northerly flow behind the front will bring near gale
force winds with frequent gusts to gale force over the NW Gulf
today and tonight, and gale force NW to N winds near Tampico and
Veracruz tonight through early on Wed. The strong high will
gradually weaken as it shifts eastward through Sat, with a ridge
forecast near or just N of 30N on Sun. A coastal trough will set
up along the Texas and Mexican coasts from Thu through Fri
before moving inland the central Texas possibly as a weak low
late Fri. The next cold front may approach the Texas coast late
Sun night.

$$

GMZ011-170745-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt, except NE 25 to 30 kt with
frequent gusts to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. Areas of rain with
embedded scattered showers.
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt N of
27N in the afternoon. Seas 8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 6 to 8 ft N of
27N in the afternoon. Areas of rain with embedded scattered
showers.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Isolated
showers.
.THU...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated
showers.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW to N 15 to
20 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ013-170745-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING W OF 93W...

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt W of 90W except NE 25 to 30
kt with frequent gusts to 35 kt W of 93W, and N to NE winds 20 to
25 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft E of 90W, and 8 to 11 ft W of
90W. Areas of rain with embedded scattered showers.
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. Isolated
showers.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. Isolated
showers.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Isolated
showers.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ015-170745-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N
swell.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ017-170745-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING W OF 96W...

.TONIGHT...N winds 30 to 35 kt W of 96W, and N to NE 20 to 25 kt
elsewhere. Seas 10 to 14 ft W of 96W, and 6 to 8 ft E of 96W
building to 7 t0 10 ft overnight. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt, except NW to 30 to 35 kt W of
96W early diminishing to 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 16 ft W of 96W,
and 9 to 13 ft E of 96W. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, except NW to N winds W of 96W.
Seas 8 to 12 ft in N swell. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.SAT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds less than 5 kt, becoming N to NE 15 to
20 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ019-170745-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to
6 to 9 ft late N of 25N W of 93w.
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in N to NE
swell.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in N
swell.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW to N swell.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ021-170745-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Isolated showers
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Isolated showers
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in N
swell. Isolated showers
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. Isolated
showers
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ023-170745-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING S OF 21N W OF 95.5W...

.TONIGHT...S of 21N W of 95W, N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming
NW to N 25 to 30 kt late. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 25 to 30 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 7 to 10 ft in N swell late. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED...S of 21N W of 95.5W NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 15
ft. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt in the morning increasing
to winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in the morning, building to
9 to 14 ft in the afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt, except S of 21N W of 96W
NW to N 30 to 35 kt diminishing to 20 to 30 kt late. Seas 8 to 13
ft, except 10 to 15 ft S of 21N W of 96W subsiding to 9 to 13 ft
late. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ025-170745-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
250 PM EST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

Forecaster Aguirre



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