Offshore Marine Forecast


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FZNT24 KNHC 130203
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

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.

GMZ001-131415-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extending across the Gulf from just S of
Tampa Florida to just S of Brownsville Texas will exit the SE
Gulf by Wed afternoon. Another cold front will enter the northern
Gulf Thu, then reach from the Florida Big Bend area in the NE Gulf
to near Tampico Mexico by Fri afternoon, then stall from Tampa to
the Bay of Campeche on Sat. Gale force winds are possible along
the coast of Mexico near Tampico Fri night.

$$

GMZ011-131415-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds less than 5 kt, shifting to SW to W 5 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 ft in the morning, becoming 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N 15 to 20 kt late.
Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt, shifting to NE 15 kt
late. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE swell.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W to NW 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE to S swell.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ013-131415-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SW to W in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft in the morning, becoming 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...W winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NW to N 20 to 25 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt, shifting to NE 15 kt
late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

$$

GMZ015-131415-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW to N less than 5 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in NW swell.
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and SW to W 10 to
15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 to 4 ft in W to NW swell.
.THU...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ017-131415-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt W of 96W, and NW less than 5 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming N to NE 25 to 30 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...S of 24N and W of 96W N winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas 10
to 13 ft. Elsewhere...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft
in N swell.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to SE to S 10 to 15 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE swell.
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ019-131415-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds less than 5 kt, shifting to S to SW
late. Seas 3 ft.
.THU...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE to E 15 to 20 kt
late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ021-131415-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds less than 5 kt, shifting to E late.
Seas 3 to 4 ft in NW to N swell.
.THU...SE winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft in NW to N swell in the
morning, becoming 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ023-131415-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to N to NE in the
afternoon. Seas 2 ft or less, becoming 3 to 4 ft in the
afternoon.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW to N swell.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW late.
Seas 3 ft in NE swell.

$$

GMZ025-131415-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
903 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

Forecaster McElroy

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