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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Marine Forecast
Expires:201812162100;;871152
FZNT24 KNHC 160900
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

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.


GMZ011-162100-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU...NW to N winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NW to N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 

$$


Expires:201812162100;;871153
FZNT24 KNHC 160900
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

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.


GMZ013-162100-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.TODAY...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...S to SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU...W to NW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...NW winds 25 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. 

$$


Expires:201812162100;;871154
FZNT24 KNHC 160900
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

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.


GMZ015-162100-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.TODAY...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.MON...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft in the
afternoon. 
.THU NIGHT...W to NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft. 

$$


Expires:201812162100;;871155
FZNT24 KNHC 160900
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

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.


GMZ017-162100-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 

$$


Expires:201812162100;;871151
FZNT24 KNHC 160900
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

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.


GMZ001-162100-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
400 AM EST Sun Dec 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge will persist across the Gulf of Mexico over the
next 48 to 72 hours as a high pressure center moves from eastern
Texas to SE Louisiana by Sun evening, and toward the Florida 
Panhandle by Mon evening. A low pressure system will move NE from
the coast of Texas Wed to the SE United States Thu, dragging a 
new cold front across the Gulf waters. Marine conditions could 
deteriorate across the region later on Thu as the low pressure 
deepens over the SE of United States.

$$