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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
436 AM EDT TUE APR 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.

GMZ001-282045-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BLEND
TO LOW PRES 1002 MB NEAR 27N93W TO MEXICO NEAR 20N98W. VISIBILITIES
MAY BE LOCALLY RESTRICTED IN SMOKE AND HAZE AHEAD OF THE FRONT
ACROSS THE SW AND S CENTRAL GULF DUE TO AGRICULTURE FIRES. THE
LOW WILL MOVE TO NEAR MOBILE BAY TONIGHT WITH THE FRONT E OF THE
LOW LIFTING N AS A WARM FRONT AND W OF THE LOW EXTENDING AS A COLD
FRONT TO THE CENTRAL YUCATAN PENINSULA. THE FRONT WILL PASS SE OF
THE AREA WED NIGHT WITH RIDGING BUILDING FROM THE W THU AND HIGH
PRES DEVELOPING ACROSS THE NW GULF THU NIGHT AND FRI BEFORE
SHIFTING E ALONG THE N GULF COASTAL PLAIN SAT.

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GMZ011-282045-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ013-282045-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT W OF 90W...AND
6 TO 8 FT ELSEWHERE.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.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. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ015-282045-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. HAZE AND
AREAS OF SMOKE. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN MIXED SW AND NW
SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ017-282045-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT W OF 96W...AND
9 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

$$

GMZ019-282045-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. HAZE AND AREAS OF SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT IN NW SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ021-282045-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. HAZE AND AREAS OF
SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. HAZE AND
AREAS OF SMOKE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS. VSBY 3 NM.
.WED...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ023-282045-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TONIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN N SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ025-282045-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
436 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. HAZE AND AREAS OF SMOKE. VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SEAS 2 FT OR
LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST
OF CAMPECHE...AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...AND 6 TO
9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 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...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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FORECASTER SCHAUER



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