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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 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.

GMZ001-011515-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT MEANDERING FROM EXTREME S FLORIDA
WESTWARD ACROSS THE SE WATERS TO 25N87W THEN CONTINUES NW AS WEAK
WARM FRONT TO 25N95W...WILL DRIFT NORTHWARD AND ACROSS N PORTIONS
THROUGH SUN NIGHT WHILE GRADUALLY DISSIPATING. MEANWHILE...A
SURFACE TROUGH WILL PREVAIL OVER W PORTIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
HIGH PRES ALONG THE MID ATLC COAST EXTENDS SW ACROSS THE NORTHERN
WATERS AND WILL PRODUCE FRESH TO STRONG WINDS EARLY TONIGHT...THEN
GRADUALLY WEAKEN THROUGH SUN...BEFORE SE RETURN FLOW DEVELOPS
OVER THE WESTERN GULF MON...AND SPREADS OVER THE ENTIRE REGION
TUE. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE FAR NW WATERS WED EVENING WITH
STRONG TO GALE FORCE N WINDS SPREADING ACROSS W PORTIONS BEHIND
FRONT WED NIGHT AND THU. FRONT TO REACH FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO
CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE BY THU EVENING.

$$

GMZ011-011515-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FT LATE.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...BUILDING TO
13 TO 14 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.

$$

GMZ013-011515-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

$$

GMZ015-011515-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 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.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

$$

GMZ017-011515-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 15 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.

$$

GMZ019-011515-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO N 20 TO 30 KT BEHIND
FRONT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT S OF FRONT AND BUILDING 7 TO 10 FT N OF
FRONT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

$$

GMZ021-011515-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 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 6 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...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 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ023-011515-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.OVERNIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT...
BUILDING TO 14 TO 19 FT LATE.

$$

GMZ025-011515-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1006 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SEAS 2 FT OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...
SEAS 3 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.

$$

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