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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 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.

GMZ001-180845-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAKENING STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM NEAR CAPE
CORAL FLORIDA TO 27N87W TO 26N94W WILL DRIFT N AS A WEAK WARM
FRONT THROUGH EARLY FRI. AN AREA OF LOW PRES IS FORECAST TO
DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT OVER THE NE GULF TONIGHT INTO FRI. A COLD
FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM THE LOW NEAR 29N88W TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF
CAMPECHE BY FRI MORNING...WITH THE LOW MOVING NE AND INLAND AS
THE FRONT EXTENDS FROM TAMPA BAY TO THE NE YUCATAN BY FRI NIGHT...
MOVING E OF THE AREA BY SAT. MINIMAL GALE FORCE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED ON THE NW SEMICIRCLE OF THE LOW CENTER WITH FREQUENT
GUSTS TO GALE FORCE OVER THE NE GULF AHEAD OF THE LOW. A RIDGE
WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE GULF SAT NIGHT THROUGH TUE NIGHT.

$$

GMZ011-180845-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT IN SE SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

GMZ013-180845-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED TSTMS.
.FRI...W OF 89W...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. E OF
89W AND E OF FRONT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS
TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. E OF 89W AND W OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS
25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS
NEAR AND AHEAD OF FRONT AND LOW.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL
E OF 90W...AND 5 TO 7 FT W OF 90W.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.TUE...N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.

$$

GMZ015-180845-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT N OF FRONT...AND E TO SE 15
TO 20 KT S OF FRONT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT N OF FRONT...AND 4 TO 6 FT S
OF FRONT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS N OF FRONT.
.FRI...N OF 26N...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
35 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT W OF FRONT AND LOW. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT W OF FRONT AND LOW. S OF 26N...SE TO
S WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED TSTMS NEAR AND AHEAD OF LOW AND
FRONT.
.FRI NIGHT...E OF FRONT...SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. W
OF FRONT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS E OF FRONT.
.SAT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

$$

GMZ017-180845-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE TO E 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN NE SWELL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 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...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

GMZ019-180845-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT IN MIXED NE
AND SE SWELL.
.TUE...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

GMZ021-180845-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.SAT...STRAITS OF FLORIDA...NW TO N WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...INCREASING
TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT
IN STRAITS OF FLORIDA...AND 3 TO 5 FT ELSEWHERE.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...N TO NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN NW TO N SWELL.
.SUN NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.

$$

GMZ023-180845-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ025-180845-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
434 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

$$

FORECASTER LEWITSKY


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