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FZNT24 KNHC 120232
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

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.

GMZ001-121445-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge axis will meander from SE Texas to the
Straits of Florida this week, except shifting S across the
Yucatan Peninsula during the middle of the week. A cold front
will move SE across the N-Central and E Gulf waters on Tue,
passing E of the area on Tue night. A second cold front will
move into the NW Gulf on Thu, and race SE across the entire Gulf
by late Fri night. A post frontal ridge will set up from the
Florida Big Bend to Veracruz Mexico on Sat.

$$

GMZ011-121445-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.TUE...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 kt, shifting to W less than 5 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 ft in NE swell in the morning, becoming 2 ft or
less.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S to SW late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming
3 ft late.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ013-121445-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
becoming 3 ft late.
.TUE...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W to NW in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft in NW to N swell in the morning, becoming 2 ft or
less.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming
3 to 4 ft late.
.FRI...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ015-121445-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt S of 27N, and W to NW 20 to
25 kt elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.FRI...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft
in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ017-121445-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N to NE winds less than 5 kt, shifting to W late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.TUE...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU...S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 5 kt, shifting to SW to W late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE 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 to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ019-121445-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NW to N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.TUE...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NW to N winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S to SW
late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming 3 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ021-121445-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.THU...NE winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SE in the afternoon.
Seas 3 ft in NW to N swell in the morning, becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ023-121445-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the evening,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.TUE...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming 3 ft in
the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 kt, shifting to SE to S late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT...N winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE to S in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ025-121445-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
932 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. Scattered showers.
.TUE...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming
3 ft in the afternoon.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
becoming 3 ft late.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

Forecaster Nelson



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