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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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.

GMZ001-030930-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH AND STATIONARY FRONT OVER THE FAR WESTERN
WATERS WILL DISSIPATE TONIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL PREVAIL WITH SE
RETURN FLOW DEVELOPING IN THE W GULF TUE...SPREADING E THROUGH THE
DAY. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT TO THE E MIDWEEK ENABLING A STRONG COLD
FRONT TO MOVE INTO THE NW WATERS LATE WED NIGHT. STRONG TO GALE
FORCE N WINDS WILL SPREAD BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE WESTERN GULF
EARLY THU THROUGH FRI NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM CENTRAL
FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE BY THU...STALLING OVER THE
EXTREME SE GULF FRI THROUGH SAT.

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GMZ011-030930-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN E
SWELL. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO
13 TO 14 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 10 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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GMZ013-030930-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN E TO SE SWELL.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING
TO 8 TO 11 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 9 TO 13 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ015-030930-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN SE SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ017-030930-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU AND THU NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE TO E SWELL.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO
11 FT LATE.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 11 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 20 TO 25
KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL.

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GMZ019-030930-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NE SWELL.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT IN NE
SWELL.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

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GMZ021-030930-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN SE SWELL.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT IN NW SWELL.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN N TO NE
SWELL.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ023-030930-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU THROUGH FRI...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S OF 21N W OF 95W...NE TO E WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...
SHIFTING TO SE LATE. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10
KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN NE SWELL.
.WED...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT
BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 11 FT BEHIND
FRONT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 40 KT
S OF 21N W OF 95W. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

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GMZ025-030930-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
416 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20
KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.FRI...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT IN N SWELL.

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FORECASTER LEWITSKY