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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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.

GMZ001-081445-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM SW FLORIDA TO
THE SW GULF WILL DRIFT NORTHWARD OVERNIGHT AND REACH THE CENTRAL
GULF THU MORNING. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL EMERGE OFF THE COASTS OF
TEXAS AND LOUISIANA THU MORNING AND GRADUALLY MERGE WITH THE OLD
FRONT. STRONG TO GALE FORCE WINDS WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD ACROSS
MUCH OF THE WESTERN GULF BEHIND THIS NEW COLD FRONT THU THROUGH
LATE FRI AS IT REACHES THE SOUTHERN GULF. WINDS AND SEAS WILL
DIMINISH VERY SLOWLY SAT AND SAT NIGHT ACROSS THE SW GULF AS THE
FRONT SINKS INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN. THE NEXT FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
MOVE INTO THE NW GULF WATERS MON.

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GMZ011-081445-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO NE 20 TO 30 KT
BEHIND FRONT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 7 TO 10
FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 FT.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO N TO NE 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

$$

GMZ013-081445-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W OF 90W...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 20 TO
30 KT BEHIND FRONT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...NE
WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO GALE
FORCE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT W OF 90W... AND 7 TO 10 FT ELSEWHERE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT W OF 90W...AND 7 TO
10 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

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GMZ015-081445-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

$$

GMZ017-081445-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...W OF 96W...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT BY
AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N TO
NE 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W OF 96W...N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
ELSEWHERE...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO E TO SE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

$$

GMZ019-081445-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...S OF 24N...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...S OF 24N...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING
TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE...SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT
LATE. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO
GALE FORCE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ021-081445-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...AND NE
20 TO 25 KT ELSEWHERE. STRAITS OF FLORIDA...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT STRAITS OF FLORIDA...
AND 6 TO 9 FT ELSEWHERE.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ023-081445-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. S OF 21N W OF 95W...SEAS
2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FT. ELSEWHERE...SEAS 3 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 11 TO 16 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...SHIFTING TO N 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 12 TO 17 FT.
.SAT...N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SUN...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ025-081445-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
937 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE.
.THU...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE.
.FRI...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...
SHIFTING TO W TO NW...SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT. ELSEWHERE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SUN...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT IN THE MORNING...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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FORECASTER STRIPLING