NWS Marine Forecast


   GMZ001-220900-  Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico  455 PM 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 near gale-force E to NE winds and  rough seas in the Bay of Campeche and moderate to fresh E winds  elsewhere. Winds over the SW basin are forecast to remain near  gale-force as a broad area of low pressure is expected to form  over the Bay of Campeche by this evening, thus increasing the  pressure gradient further. Environmental conditions appear  conducive for gradual development of this system as it moves  slowly west-northwestward or northwestward, and a tropical  depression could form over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this  weekend. 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.    $$
   GMZ057-220900-  NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-  455 PM EDT Fri Jun 21 2024    TONIGHT  E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.  SAT  E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.  SAT NIGHT  SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  SUN  Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming E to SE 10 kt in  the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.  SUN NIGHT  SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.  MON  Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less in S to  SW swell, subsiding to 3 ft or less in the afternoon.  MON NIGHT  S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.  TUE  W of 85W, variable less than 5 kt. Variable winds less  than 5 kt in the morning. E of 85W, SW to W winds 10 kt in the  afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.  TUE NIGHT  SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.  WED  W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.  WED NIGHT  SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.    $$