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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

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.

GMZ001-210330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...1014 MB LOW PRES CENTERED NEAR 28N89W WITH STATIONARY
FRONT EXTENDING E ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND A COLD FRONT
EXTENDING SW TO JUST S OF TAMPICO MEXICO LATE THIS MORNING. THE
LOW WILL DRIFT E ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS THROUGH SUN
EVENING WITH ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE NE WATERS TO
NEAR TUXPAN MEXICO...THEN WILL STALL AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE EARLY
MON. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL DOMINATE MOST OF THE GULF REGION
LATE MON AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT FORECAST TO ENTER THE NW
GULF WATERS TUE. THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO EXTEND FROM THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM
THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE WED...AND
WILL MOVE EAST OF AREA LATE WED. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE POSSIBLE
OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN WATERS W OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT INTO WED.

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GMZ011-210330-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N WINDS 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 3
FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

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GMZ013-210330-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...W OF 90W...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NW
TO N LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT W OF 90W...AND 3 TO 4 FT ELSEWHERE.
.TONIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW
25 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

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GMZ015-210330-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 11 FT.

$$

GMZ017-210330-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

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GMZ019-210330-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...NW TO N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE.
SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S OF 24N...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO
SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...W TO NW WINDS 5 KT...
SHIFTING TO S LESS THAN 5 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

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GMZ021-210330-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

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GMZ023-210330-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BECOMING 3 FT LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 20 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 3 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

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GMZ025-210330-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
1026 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.TODAY...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

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FORECASTER STRIPLING