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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico


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FZNT24 KNHC 151529
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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

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.

GMZ001-160330-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front from the central Florida Panhandle to
21N95W to the Mexican coast south of Veracruz will move eastward
across the entire Gulf through tonight, with reinforcing cold air
supporting strong NW winds and building seas over the northeast
and north central Gulf tonight through Sat. High pressure will
build in the wake of the front and support generally tranquil
marine conditions across the basin Sun into Mon. The high pressure
will shift east of the area early next week, allowing winds and
seas to increase over the northwest Gulf Mon and Tue between the
high pressure and lower pressure farther west over Texas.

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GMZ011-160330-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt, shifting to E late. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less, building to 2 to
4 ft in the afternoon.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

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GMZ013-160330-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas building 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW
swell.
.SUN...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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GMZ015-160330-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...SW to W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.
.SAT...W to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W to NW
swell.
.SUN...W to NW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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GMZ017-160330-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...W of 96W, N winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 kt, shifting to SE 15 to 20 kt late. Seas
2 to 4 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E 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 winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

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GMZ019-160330-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TONIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NW to N
swell.
.SUN...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

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GMZ021-160330-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt Straits of Florida, and NW 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE swell.
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NW
swell.
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in NW swell.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming NW to N
10 kt late. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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GMZ023-160330-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft building 7 to 8
ft near Veracruz late. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered
showers.
.SAT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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GMZ025-160330-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1029 AM EST Fri Jan 15 2021

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...Within 60 nm of coast of Campeche, N winds 10 kt,
shifting to N to NE 15 to 20 kt late. Elsewhere, N
winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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