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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Marine Forecast
Expires:201712172100;;016484
FZNT24 KNHC 170846
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.


GMZ011-172100-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...NW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE late.
Seas 3 ft. 
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$


Expires:201712172100;;016485
FZNT24 KNHC 170846
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.


GMZ013-172100-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers. 
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.THU...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft or less,
becoming 3 to 4 ft late. 

$$


Expires:201712172100;;016486
FZNT24 KNHC 170846
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.


GMZ015-172100-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.WED...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft in the evening,
becoming 2 ft or less. 
.THU...S winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft or less. 

$$


Expires:201712172100;;016487
FZNT24 KNHC 170846
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.


GMZ017-172100-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. 
.WED...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas
3 ft. 
.THU...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

$$


Expires:201712172100;;016483
FZNT24 KNHC 170846
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 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.


GMZ001-172100-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
346 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A warm front extends from 28N83W to 1015 mb low pres
near 30N94W. A cold front extends from the low to near 23N98W. 
The low and warm front will move inland this morning with the cold
front transitioning to a frontal trough later today. The trough
will then lift NE into Texas by tonight. High pres will settle in
over the area tonight through Mon night, then move eastward Tue 
night through Wed as a weak cold front moves across the northern 
waters. 

$$