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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 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.

GMZ001-020845-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A SURFACE TROUGH WILL PREVAIL OVER THE W WATERS
TONIGHT BEFORE DISSIPATING BY MON AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE HIGH
PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL WITH SE RETURN FLOW DEVELOPING OVER THE
WESTERN WATERS TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUE...AND EXPANDING ACROSS ALL
GULF WATERS BY LATE TUE INTO WED. HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT
EASTWARD MIDWEEK ENABLING A STRONG COLD FRONT TO MOVE INTO THE NW
WATERS LATE WED. STRONG TO GALE FORCE N WINDS WILL SPREAD BEHIND
THE FRONT OVER THE WESTERN GULF THU THROUGH FRI NIGHT. THE FRONT
WILL REACH FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE BY
THU EVENING...STALLING OVER THE EXTREME SE GULF FRI.

$$

GMZ011-020845-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU AND THU NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 25
TO 30 KT BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN MIXED NE AND SE SWELL.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT...BUILDING
TO 14 TO 15 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

GMZ013-020845-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU AND THU NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 3 NM.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 3 NM.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

GMZ015-020845-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE TO E 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN MIXED NE AND SE SWELL.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

GMZ017-020845-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU AND THU NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO
13 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING TO N TO NE 20 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL.

$$

GMZ019-020845-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 3 NM.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN N TO NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN NE
SWELL.

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GMZ021-020845-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

GMZ023-020845-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU THROUGH FRI NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE.
SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO
35 KT BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT
BEHIND FRONT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 KT S OF
21N W OF 95W. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 KT S OF 21N W
OF 95W. SEAS 11 TO 18 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 35 KT S OF
21N W OF 95W. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

$$

GMZ025-020845-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
334 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...E TO SE WINDS 10
TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 5 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...E
TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT LATE.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL.

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FORECASTER LEWITSKY



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