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.    $$
   GMZ045-220300-  W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-  1050 AM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024    TODAY  E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in E swell.  Scattered showers and isolated tstms.  TONIGHT  E winds 25 to 30 kt S of 24N, and E 20 to 25 kt N of  24N. Seas 8 to 12 ft in E swell. Scattered showers and isolated  tstms.  SAT  E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in E to SE  swell. Scattered showers and isolated tstms.  SAT NIGHT  E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered  showers and isolated tstms.  SUN  SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E to SE swell.  SUN NIGHT  E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.  MON  SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  MON NIGHT  SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  TUE  SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  TUE NIGHT  SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.    $$