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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
924 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

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.

GMZ001-251330-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
924 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WARM FRONT FROM TAMPA TO SE LOUISIANA WILL WEAKEN
THROUGH EARLY SAT. A WEAK ATLC RIDGE WILL EXTEND WESTWARD ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH SUN NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL DIP INTO THE
NORTHERN GULF MON MORNING AND STALL ALONG 28N BEFORE LIFTING
BACK N AS A WARM FRONT LATE MON NIGHT. LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE BOUNDARY NEAR SW LOUISIANA BY EARLY TUE. THE LOW WILL
TRACK NE TO SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA BY TUE NIGHT TRAILING A COLD
FRONT S TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE. THE LOW WILL RACE NE TO
NEAR THE GEORGIA/FLORIDA BORDER BY LATE WED WITH THE TRAILING
COLD FRONT SW TO THE NW YUCATAN PENINSULA AS HIGH PRES BUILDS
EASTWARD IN ITS WAKE. VISIBILITIES MAY BE LOCALLY RESTRICTED IN
THE SW AND S CENTRAL GULF IN SMOKE AND HAZE DUE TO AGRICULTURE
FIRES.

$$

GMZ011-251330-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO W TO NW
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.

$$

GMZ013-251330-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE TO S 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF HAZE WITH VSBY 5 NM.
.SAT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF HAZE WITH VSBY 5 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF
HAZE WITH VSBY 5 NM.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO SE TO S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.TUE NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

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GMZ015-251330-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW TO W 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SW TO W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO S LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3
FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.

$$

GMZ017-251330-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. HAZE.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. HAZE.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT IN SE SWELL.

$$

GMZ019-251330-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. HAZE.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. HAZE.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. HAZE.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. HAZE.
.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 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW LATE. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.

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GMZ021-251330-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW TO W 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT LATE.

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GMZ023-251330-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE
WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.SAT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE WITH
VSBY 3 NM.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.MON NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO NW LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5
TO 7 FT LATE.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN  IN NE SWELL.

$$

GMZ025-251330-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
927 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE WITH
VSBY 3 NM. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE WITH
VSBY 3 NM. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT LATE.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

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FORECASTER AGUIRRE



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