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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico


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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

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.

GMZ001-090845-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front extends from Matagorda Bay, TX to
25N97.5W. The front will reach from the coast of Mississippi to
the south-central Bay of Campeche Thu morning before weakening
and dissipating Thu night. Scattered strong to severe
thunderstorms over the NW Gulf are likely to continue ahead of
and along the front through this evening over the NW Gulf. The
storms will move E to the north-central Gulf tonight and into Thu
morning. Frequent lightning and strong wind gusts are likely
with the storms. Fresh to strong northerly winds will briefly
follow this front over the west-central Gulf through tonight. A
stronger cold front will enter the NW Gulf late Thu night or
early Fri morning, reach from Apalachicola, FL to the central Bay
of Campeche by Fri evening, and move across the Yucatan Channel
by Sat evening. Northerly gale force winds are expected near
Tampico, Mexico Fri afternoon, and offshore Veracruz, Mexico late
Fri afternoon through early Sat. Gales could also persist over
the central Bay of Campeche into Sat morning. Very rough seas are
expected in the wake of the front, especially over the SW Gulf.
Winds and seas will gradually diminish from W to E on Sun.

$$

GMZ040-090845-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft.
.SAT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE to S 10 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.

$$

GMZ041-090845-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to W to NW 10 to 15 kt
late. Seas 6 ft. Chance of tstms.
.THU...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 9 ft.
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt W of 92W, and N to NE 10 kt
E of 92W. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft, building to 5 ft in
the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to SE to S 25 kt
late. Seas 6 to 8 ft.

$$

GMZ056-090845-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Chance of showers.
.THU...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Scattered showers
and chance of tstms.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to NW in the afternoon.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 8 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.SUN...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W of 89W, N winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. E of 89W, NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.MON...W of 89W, SE winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Variable winds
less than 5 kt in the morning. E of 89W, variable less than
5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt
late. Seas 2 ft or less, building to 4 ft late.

$$

GMZ057-090845-
NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. Scattered showers and
chance of tstms.
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to W to NW 15 to
20 kt late. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.SUN...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE 10 to
15 kt late. Seas 3 ft in the evening, subsiding to
2 ft or less.

$$

GMZ058-090845-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.THU...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...N winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 25 to 35 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 8 ft, building to 13 ft in the afternoon.
Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 13 to 15 ft.
.SAT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 9 ft.

$$

GMZ045-090845-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 ft. Scattered
showers.
.THU...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...S of 24N, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming NW
15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. N of 24N, SW to W winds 10 to
15 kt, becoming NW to N 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6 ft,
building to 10 ft in the afternoon. Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 13 ft.
.SAT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 12 to 13 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft.
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.

$$

GMZ046-090845-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 91W-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 ft. Scattered
showers.
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 ft. Scattered showers.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 to 12 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 11 ft.
.SUN...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 8 to 10 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ047-090845-
SE Gulf from 22N to 26N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 ft.
.THU...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft, building to
7 ft late.
.SAT...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.SUN...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 11 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.MON...NE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft.

$$

GMZ048-090845-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

...GALE WARNING...
...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT THROUGH SAT...

.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt, shifting to N 15 to 20 kt late. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.THU...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and NW to N
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 7 ft.
.THU NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.FRI...N winds 10 kt, becoming NW to N 25 to 35 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 5 ft, building to 13 ft in the afternoon.
Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...NW to N winds 30 to 40 kt. Seas 15 to 17 ft.
.SAT...NW to N winds 25 to 35 kt. Seas 15 to 17 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 12 ft, subsiding to 9 ft
late.
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming E to SE 10 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

$$

GMZ049-090845-
Central Bay of Campeche-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT AND SAT...

.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.FRI...NE to E winds 10 kt, shifting to NW in the afternoon.
Seas 4 to 6 ft. Scattered showers.
.FRI NIGHT...S of 20N, NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N
25 to 35 kt late. Seas 9 ft, building to 16 ft late. N of 20N, N
winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 13 to 15 ft.
.SAT...N winds 30 to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 16 to 17 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft.
.SUN...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 7 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ050-090845-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
345 PM EST Wed Feb 8 2023

.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to E to SE late. Seas 6 ft.
.THU...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.
.THU NIGHT...W of 90W, N winds 10 kt, shifting to E late. E of 90W, E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 ft.
.FRI...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.FRI NIGHT...W of 90W, NW winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to N 20 to
30 kt late. Seas 7 ft, building to 13 ft late. E of 90W, N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 ft, building to
7 ft late.
.SAT...N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 14 ft W of 90W, and 10 ft E of
90W.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 9 to 11 ft.
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

Forecaster Hagen