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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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.

GMZ001-221430-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF WILL DISSIPATE THROUGH MON. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW
WILL INTENSIFY LATE MON AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO
ENTER THE NW GULF TUE. THE FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM SE LOUISIANA TO
THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE WED...AND MOVE EAST OF AREA WED
NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE WEST OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT
AND WED. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

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GMZ011-221430-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ013-221430-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO W 20 TO 30
KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN W SWELL.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ015-221430-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W LATE. SEAS
7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN W SWELL.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.


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GMZ017-221430-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
BUILDING TO 8 TO 12 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT IN N SWELL.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ019-221430-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10
KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.


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GMZ021-221430-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUE...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ023-221430-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.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 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN N SWELL.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN N SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT IN N SWELL.
.FRI...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ025-221430-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
918 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.OVERNIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW
SWELL.
.THU...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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FORECASTER AL


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