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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 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.

GMZ001-090230-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A STRONG COLD FRONT FROM PANAMA CITY FLORIDA TO NE
MEXICO WILL MOVE ACROSS MOST OF THE GULF TODAY...REACHING FROM SW
FLORIDA TO VERACRUZ MEXICO BY THIS EVENING. STRONG TO GALE FORCE
WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN GULF BEHIND
THIS FRONT THROUGH LATE FRI AS IT REACHES THE SOUTHERN GULF. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL DIMINISH VERY SLOWLY SAT AND SAT NIGHT ACROSS THE SW
GULF AS THE FRONT SINKS INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN. THE NEXT FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE NW GULF WATERS MON.

$$

GMZ011-090230-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN N TO NE SWELL.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 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 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.

$$

GMZ013-090230-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE W OF 90W...AND NE 20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT IN NE TO E SWELL IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT W OF 90W...AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ015-090230-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

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

$$

GMZ017-090230-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...W OF 96W...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO
35 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING
N TO NE 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NE TO E
SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W OF 96W...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT W OF 96W...
AND 10 TO 15 FT ELSEWHERE.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ019-090230-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 24N...AND NE TO E 20 TO
25 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...S OF 24N...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 14 FT LATE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS
8 TO 13 FT S OF 24N...AND 9 TO 14 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT S OF 24N...
AND 8 TO 13 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ021-090230-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...
AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ023-090230-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

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

.TODAY...S OF 21N W OF 95W...NE TO E WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...
BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E
WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 13 TO 18 FT S OF 21N W OF
95W...AND 12 TO 17 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT S OF 21N W OF 95W...AND N
25 TO 35 KT ELSEWHERE. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT S OF
20N W OF 95W. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT...EXCEPT 12 TO 15 FT S OF 20N W OF
95W.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ025-090230-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
927 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO
10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT.
ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO
6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...NW TO N WINDS
5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO
25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...AND
8 TO 13 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E 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.

$$

FORECASTER CHRISTENSEN



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