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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 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.

GMZ001-272045-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A COLD FRONT WILL DIP INTO THE N GULF THIS MORNING
AND STALL ALONG 28N BEFORE RETREATING AS A WARM FRONT OVERNIGHT
TONIGHT. LOW PRES WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE BOUNDARY BY TUE AND A
SECOND COLD FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM THE LOW NEAR BILOXI MISSISSIPPI
TO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE LATE TUE. THE FRONT WILL PASS SE OF THE
AREA WED NIGHT WITH RIDGING BUILDING FROM THE W THU AND HIGH PRES
DEVELOPING IN THE NW GULF FRI. VISIBILITIES MAY BE LOCALLY
RESTRICTED IN SMOKE AND HAZE PRIMARILY ACROSS THE SW AND S
CENTRAL GULF AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT DUE TO AGRICULTURE FIRES.

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GMZ011-272045-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO NW TO N LATE. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
.TUE...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT...SHIFTING TO E 5 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ013-272045-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.


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GMZ015-272045-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SE LATE. SEAS 3
FT. AREAS OF SMOKE. ISOLATED TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
.WED...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT LATE.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ017-272045-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 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 8 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

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GMZ019-272045-
CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
VSBY 3 NM.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SHIFTING TO S TO SW
LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
.TUE NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ021-272045-
E GULF FROM 22N TO 25N E OF 87W INCLUDING STRAITS OF FLORIDA-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW TO W 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...W TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO
15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...NW TO N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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GMZ023-272045-
SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S OF 21N W OF 95W...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...SHIFTING TO
NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. ELSEWHERE...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20
KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 21N W OF
95W...AND 3 TO 5 FT ELSEWHERE. AREAS OF SMOKE. VSBY 3 NM.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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GMZ025-272045-
E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK-
431 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF
SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
AREAS OF SMOKE WITH VSBY 3 NM.
.TUE...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...SHIFTING TO SW TO W
LATE. SEAS 3 FT. AREAS OF SMOKE.
.TUE NIGHT...WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...W TO NW WINDS
10 KT...SHIFTING TO N LATE. ELSEWHERE...NW TO N WINDS 15 TO 20
KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS WITHIN 60 NM OF COAST OF CAMPECHE...AND 3 TO
5 FT ELSEWHERE.
.WED...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.THU...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.FRI...N TO NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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FORECASTER SCHAUER



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