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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 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.

GMZ001-202100-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRES OF 1014 MB CENTERED OVER THE NW GULF WATERS
EXTENDS A STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A COLD
FRONT SW TO NEAR TAMPICO MEXICO. THE LOW WILL TRACK ENE ACROSS
THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND
FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL WATERS NEAR SE LOUISIANA TO NEAR TUXPAN
MEXICO TODAY...THEN WILL STALL AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE. SOUTHERLY
RETURN FLOW WILL DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION LATE MON AHEAD
OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW GULF WATERS TUE
MORNING. THE FRONT IS FORECAST TO EXTENDS FROM THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM THE
FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE WED MORNING...AND
WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE WED. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT INTO WED.

$$

GMZ011-202100-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 4
TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ013-202100-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...W OF 90W...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE
10 TO 15 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING
TO N LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 6
FT LATE.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

GMZ015-202100-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.

$$

GMZ017-202100-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W LATE. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING
TO 10 TO 12 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

GMZ019-202100-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S IN LATE.
SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 25 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

$$

GMZ021-202100-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

GMZ023-202100-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. 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...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 9
FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 10 TO 13 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

GMZ025-202100-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
352 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

$$

FORECASTER GR


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