NWS Marine Forecast


   GMZ001-220300-  Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico  1050 AM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024      .SYNOPSIS...A tight pressure gradient between the E Pacific  monsoonal flow and surface ridging across the northern Gulf of  Mexico is supporting fresh to strong E winds and rough seas in the  Bay of Campeche and moderate to fresh E winds elsewhere. Winds  over the SW basin are forecast to reach near gale-force later today  as a broad area of low pressure is expected to form over SE  Mexico, thus increasing the pressure gradient further. Environmental  conditions appear conducive for gradual development after this  system moves over the Bay of Campeche tonight, and a tropical  depression could form over the SW Gulf of Mexico this weekend  while it moves slowly west-northwestward or northwestward. Winds E  of 90W are forecast to diminish to gentle to moderate speeds Sat  night and to light to gentle speeds on Sun. Conditions are  forecast to improve W of 90W Sun night into Mon.    $$
   GMZ040-220300-  NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-  1050 AM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024    TODAY  E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in E swell.  TONIGHT  E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers  and isolated tstms.  SAT  E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered showers and  isolated tstms.  SAT NIGHT  E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in E to SE  swell.  SUN  E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E to SE swell.  SUN NIGHT  E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.  MON  SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.  MON NIGHT  SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  TUE  SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.  TUE NIGHT  SE to S winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.    $$