Gulf of Mexico Offshore Forecast


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FZNT24 KNHC 160814
OFFNT4
Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
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.
GMZ001-162015-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.SYNOPSIS...High pres ridge extending SW over the Gulf will 
slowly move E tonight. Fresh to locally strong N to NE winds this 
morning E of 85W will persist until mid morning. A strong cold 
front will enter the NW Gulf this afternoon, reach from the 
Florida panhandle to near 26N91W and to just N of Tampico this 
evening, then move SE of the area early on Wed. Gale force N winds
are expected near Tampico and Veracruz tonight and Wed, and 
frequent gusts to gale force are expected over the NW waters today
and tonight. Strong high pres following in the wake of the front 
will shift E through Fri. Yet another cold front is due to arrive 
Mon.
$$
GMZ011-162015-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft in the
afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. 
.WED...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.SAT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft. 
$$
GMZ013-162015-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.TODAY...W of 90W, NE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt
in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft, building to 5 to 7 ft in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in NE to E
swell. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. 
.THU...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to
3 to 5 ft in the afternoon. 
.THU NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
$$
GMZ015-162015-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in N
swell. 
.THU...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
$$
GMZ017-162015-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
...GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND WED MORNING...
.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft, building to 4 to
6 ft in the afternoon. 
.TONIGHT...S of 24N and W of 96.5W NW to N winds 30 to 35 kt. 
Seas 10 to 14 ft. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to
11 ft in N swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.WED...Until mid morning S of 24N and W of 96.5W NW to N winds 30
to 35 kt. Otherwise, N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 15 ft 
in N swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in N swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. 
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
$$
GMZ019-162015-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 6 to
9 ft late. 
.WED...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in N to NE
swell. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft in N to NE
swell. 
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. 
.THU NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.SAT...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
$$
GMZ021-162015-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.TODAY...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft in N
swell. 
.THU...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. 
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.SAT...E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
$$
GMZ023-162015-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
...GALE WARNING WED...
.TODAY...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to
7 to 10 ft in N swell late. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms. 
.WED...S of 21N and W of 95.5W NW winds 30 to 35 kt. Seas 10 to 
15 ft. Elsewhere, N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft in N 
swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.WED NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 13 ft in N swell.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.THU...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N swell. 
.THU NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to E late. Seas
6 to 8 ft in N to NE swell. 
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
$$
GMZ025-162015-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
314 AM EST Tue Jan 16 2018
.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. 
.THU...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.FRI NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
$$
Forecaster McElroy