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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Marine Forecast
Expires:201704280845;;363036
FZNT24 KNHC 272037
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

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.


GMZ011-280845-
NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK-
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 9 TO 12 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 10 TO 12 FT IN SE 
SWELL. 
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT BEHIND
FRONT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 

$$


Expires:201704280845;;363037
FZNT24 KNHC 272037
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

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.


GMZ013-280845-
N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY-
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT W OF 90W... AND SE 15 TO 20 KT
ELSEWHERE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE TO S SWELL. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN SE TO S
SWELL. 
.SUN...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT BEHIND
FRONT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT IN SE SWELL. 
.MON...NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 

$$


Expires:201704280845;;363038
FZNT24 KNHC 272037
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

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.


GMZ015-280845-
NE GULF N OF 25N E OF 87W-
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.TONIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
.SAT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.SUN...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. 
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 TO 10 KT 
BEHIND FRONT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE TO E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 

$$


Expires:201704280845;;363039
FZNT24 KNHC 272037
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

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.


GMZ017-280845-
W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W-
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

...GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUN...

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. 
.FRI...SE TO S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.FRI NIGHT...SE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.SAT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN
E TO SE SWELL. 
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT BEHIND
FRONT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.SUN NIGHT...N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN N TO NE
SWELL.
.MON...N TO NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. 
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. 
.TUE...E TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. 

$$


Expires:201704280845;;363035
FZNT24 KNHC 272037
OFFNT4

OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

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.


GMZ001-280845-
SYNOPSIS FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO
437 PM EDT THU APR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE TO BROWNSVILLE TEXAS WILL DISSIPATE THIS EVENING.
STRONG S WINDS WILL DEVELOP FRI AND SAT OVER THE CENTRAL AND 
WESTERN GULF BETWEEN HIGH PRES IN THE ATLC AND LOW PRES NEAR 
TEXAS. STRONG N WINDS WILL FOLLOW A TRAILING COLD FRONT MOVING OFF
THE TEXAS COAST EARLY SUN. WINDS COULD REACH MINIMAL GALE FORCE
OFFSHORE OF TAMAULIPAS AND VERACRUZ SUN AFTERNOON. THE FRONT WILL
WEAKEN AS IT SLOWLY PROGRESSES EASTWARD MON THROUGH TUE.

$$