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NWS Forecast

FZNT24 KNHC 240202
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 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.

GMZ001-241330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

SYNOPSIS
A SQUALL LINE FROM APALACHEE BAY SW TO 26N86W WILL
QUICKLY MOVE E THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. A RAPID MOVING COLD FRONT
WILL EMERGE OFF THE TEXAS COAST LATE TONIGHT AND INTO EARLY MON.
THE COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND REGION TO
THE BAY OF CAMPECHE BY MON EVENING...THEN BRIEFLY STALL OVER THE
SE WATERS MON NIGHT INTO TUE. WEAK LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP ALONG
THE FRONT OVER THE SW GULF ON TUE. STRONG HIGH PRES BUILDING
EASTWARD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WILL PUSH THE FRONT SE OF THE
GULF ON WED AND INDUCE NORTHERLY GALE FORCE WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT LATE TUE THROUGH EARLY WED. STRONG HIGH PRES WILL ONCE
AGAIN BUILD ACROSS THE GULF WED THROUGH FRI.



GMZ011-241330-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

OVERNIGHT
SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

MON
N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

TUE
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

TUE NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 5 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

WED NIGHT
W TO NW WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

THU
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



GMZ013-241330-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE NEAR 26N89W EARLY TUE NIGHT


OVERNIGHT
E OF 90W...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT EARLY DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. W OF 90W...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS E OF 90W.

MON
NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

MON NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

TUE
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

TUE NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 30 TO 35 KT NEAR
26N89W EARLY. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.

WED
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...EXCEPT  LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

THU
N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

FRI
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



GMZ015-241330-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS S OF 27N W OF 83W WED


OVERNIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS MAINLY N OF
27N.

MON
NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS EARLY.

MON NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

TUE
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUE NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...SHIFTING TO N 25 TO
30 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

WED
N TO NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE...EXCEPT
30 TO 35 KT S OF 27N W OF 83W. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT...EXCEPT 9 TO 13 FT
S OF 27N.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

THU
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

THU
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

FRI NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



GMZ017-241330-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT


OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT IN SE SWELL.

MON
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

TUE
N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 30 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

TUE NIGHT
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT.

WED
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU
E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

THU NIGHT
E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

FRI
E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



GMZ019-241330-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT


OVERNIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

MON
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
S OF 24N...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. ELSEWHERE...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

TUE NIGHT
N WINDS 30 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT
LATE NW OF LINE FROM 26N90W TO 24N94W. SEAS 8 TO 12
FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 14 FT LATE.

WED
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

WED NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.

THU
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

FRI
NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.



GMZ021-241330-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE W OF 86W EARLY WED


OVERNIGHT
SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

MON
SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON NIGHT
E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

TUE
E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO
3 FT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.

TUE NIGHT
SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW
10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WED
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...EXCEPT 25 TO 35 KT W OF 86W EARLY.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FT E OF 84W...AND BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT W OF 84W
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WED NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 13 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 8 TO 10 FT N OF 24N.

THU
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT S OF 24N...AND 6 TO
8 FT N OF 24N.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

FRI NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.



GMZ023-241330-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT


OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NE LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MON NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

TUE
NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
TSTMS.

TUE NIGHT
NW TO N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30
KT W OF 96W LATE. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

WED
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT N OF 21N
LATE. SEAS 10 TO 15 FT....SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 10 FT N OF 21N LATE.

WED NIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

THU
N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

FRI
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.

FRI NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO
10 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.



GMZ025-241330-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
902 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT INTO WED
.

OVERNIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS WITHIN 60 NM
OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...AND 3 TO 5 FT ELSEWHERE.

MON
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

TUE
E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SW LATE. SEAS 2 FT
OR LESS.

TUE NIGHT
NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 35 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 10 FT LATE.

WED
N WINDS 25 TO 35 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 9 TO 14 FT.

WED NIGHT
N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

THU
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

THU NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

FRI
NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

FRI NIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.



FORECASTER AGUIRRE