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FZNT24 KNHC 150304
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 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.

GMZ001-151515-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front entering the Gulf waters will reach
from the Florida Big Bend in the NE Gulf to near Tampico Mexico
by Friday afternoon, and stall from near Tampa to the Bay of
Campeche on Saturday before lifting back to the W and NW through
Sunday night. Atlantic high pres will build westward across the
area Monday and Monday night. Gale force winds are expected along
the coast of Mexico near Tampico and Veracruz Friday and Friday
night.

$$

GMZ011-151515-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW to N 10 to
15 kt, then, becoming N 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to E to SE 5 to 10 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.TUE...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to N 15 to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ013-151515-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...W of 90W, SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt, shifting to N to NE
in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 3 to 5 ft.
Elsewhere, SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW to W 15 to
20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NE to E 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 5 to 7 ft W of 90W, and 3 to 4 ft elsewhere.
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to N to NE late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ015-151515-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and W to NW 10 to
15 kt elsewhere. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...S of 27N, W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to
 NE to E. Elsewhere, NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 5 kt, shifting to W late. Seas
2 ft or less, building to 3 ft late.

$$

GMZ017-151515-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft, subsiding to
2 ft or less.
.FRI...W of 96W, NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt, shifting to N 25 to
35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Elsewhere, SE to S winds
5 to 10 kt, becoming E to SE 20 to 30 kt, then, shifting to N
25 to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft W of
96W, and 7 to 10 ft elsewhere.
.SAT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to SE to S 10 to
15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW to N 15 to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ019-151515-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...S of 24N, E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 to 5 ft late. Elsewhere, NE to E winds
20 to 25 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...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.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ021-151515-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building
to 3 ft late.
.SAT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ023-151515-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to N to NE 10 to
15 kt, then, becoming N 25 to 30 kt. S of 21N W of 95W, seas
3 ft, subsiding to 2 ft or less. Elsewhere, seas 3 ft in the
morning, subsiding to 2 ft or less, then, building to 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S of 21N W of 95W, NW to N winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas
9 to 11 ft. Elsewhere NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...S of 21N W of 95W, NW winds 20 to 30 kt, shifting to NW
to N 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, W to NW winds 15
to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ025-151515-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1004 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.OVERNIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
building to 3 ft late.
.FRI...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning, subsiding
to 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building
to 3 ft late.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less, building to
3 ft late.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the morning,
subsiding to 2 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

$$

Forecaster GR



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