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FZNT24 KNHC 202112
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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

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.

GMZ001-210915-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extends from near Apalachicola, Florida
southwest to 27N90W and to inland Mexico near 21N97W. The front
will reach from northeastern Florida southwest to 25N94W and
to 18N95W by late tonight. Weak low pressure is forecast to
develop along the frontal boundary over the central Gulf on Fri,
and quickly move northeastward across Florida into the western
Atlantic Sat evening pushing the cold front across the
southeastern Gulf into Sun morning. Strong northerly winds and
building seas will follow behind the front, except for gale force
winds over the far west-central Gulf tonight, and over the
SW Gulf, including the Veracruz region late tonight into Fri.
High pressure will build across the area in the wake of the
front then shift eastward through Mon, at which time fresh to
strong southerly flow develops over the NW Gulf in advance of the
next cold front. This front will move off the Texas coast Mon,
will quickly reach the eastern Gulf Tue and Tue night. Mainly
moderate to fresh northerly winds will follow behind this front.

$$

GMZ011-210915-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered
showers.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Isolated showers.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W to NW 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E to SE swell.
.TUE...N winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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GMZ013-210915-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt W of 90W, and NE 15 to 20 kt
elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE swell. Scattered tstms.
.FRI NIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
Scattered showers.
.SAT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE
swell.

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GMZ015-210915-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

.TONIGHT...S of 27N, E to SE winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, SW winds 10 to 15 kt,
shifting to NW 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S of 27N, NE to E winds 10 kt, becoming N to NE 15
to 20 kt late. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7
ft in NW to N swell. Scattered showers.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered showers.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to NW to N late. Seas
6 to 9 ft in SW to W swell.

$$

GMZ017-210915-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...N winds 25 to 30 kt, except NW to N 30 to 35 kt W of
96W. Seas 8 to 12 ft, except 9 to 13 ft W of 96W. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt, except NW to N 30 to 35 kt S of
24N early. Seas 8 to 12 ft, except 10 to 14 ft S of 24N. Scattered
showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft. Scattered
showers.
.SAT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered
showers.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...NW to N winds 10 kt, shifting to NE in the afternoon. Seas
3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ019-210915-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...S of 24N, NE to E winds 10 kt. Elsewhere, NW winds
10 kt, shifting to NE 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 5 to 7 ft
in E to SE swell.
.FRI...W of line from 26N90W to 23N94W NE to N winds 25 to 35 kt.
Seas 8 to 12 ft. Elsewhere, E to SE winds 10 kt S of 24N, and E
to SE 20 to 25 kt N of 24N. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms near front.
.FRI NIGHT...W of line from 26N89W to 24N93W to 22N94W N to NE
winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 13 ft. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 20
to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
near front.
.SAT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in N to NE
swell.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to W to NW in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NE swell.

$$

GMZ021-210915-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRI...E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft in NW swell. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SAT...Straits of Florida, variable winds less than 5 kt in the
morning. Variable winds less than 5 kt in the afternoon.
Elsewhere, N to NE winds 10 kt in the morning. Seas 3 to 5 ft in
NW to N swell.
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell.

$$

GMZ023-210915-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

...GALE WARNING...

.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 25 to 30 kt, increasing to 30 to 35 kt
late. Seas 8 to 12 ft in N swell. Scattered showers.
.FRI...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 9 to 14 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 10 to 14 ft.
Scattered showers.
.SAT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in N to NE
swell.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...S winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than
5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft in NE swell.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in NE swell.

$$

GMZ025-210915-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
412 PM EST Thu Jan 20 2022

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.FRI...Within 60 nm of coast of Campeche, E to SE winds 10 kt,
shifting to S to SW in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NE winds 10 kt,
shifting to W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in NE
to E swell, building to 9 to 13 ft in W to NW swell in the
afternoon. Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt within 60 nm of coast of
Campeche, and NW to N 20 to 25 kt elsewhere. Seas 9 to 13 ft in
NW swell. Scattered showers.
.SAT...Within 60 nm of coast of Campeche, N to NE winds 10 kt in
the morning, becoming variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, N to NE
winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NW to N swell. Scattered
showers.
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

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Forecaster Aguirre