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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 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.

GMZ001-022015-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH OVER THE WESTERN WATERS WILL DISSIPATE
TODAY. HIGH PRES WILL PREVAIL WITH SE RETURN FLOW DEVELOPING IN
THE W GULF TUE...SPREADING E THROUGH THE DAY. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT
TO THE E MIDWEEK ENABLING A STRONG COLD FRONT TO MOVE INTO THE NW
WATERS LATE WED NIGHT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE N WINDS WILL SPREAD
BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE WESTERN GULF EARLY THU THROUGH FRI
NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL
BAY OF CAMPECHE BY THU ...STALLING OVER THE EXTREME SE GULF FRI.

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GMZ011-022015-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 4
TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT...BUILDING TO
14 TO 15 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

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GMZ013-022015-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

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GMZ015-022015-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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GMZ017-022015-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO
13 FT IN N TO NE SWELL LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25
KT LATE. SEAS 11 TO 15 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

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GMZ019-022015-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL.

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GMZ021-022015-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

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GMZ023-022015-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S OF 21N W OF 95W...NE TO E WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...
SHIFTING TO SE LATE. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10
KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 30 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT IN N
SWELL.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT IN N SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT IN N SWELL.

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GMZ025-022015-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
311 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT LATE.
.FRI...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN N SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN N SWELL.

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FORECASTER AL


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