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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Marine Forecast
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FZNT24 KNHC 030842
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Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

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.


GMZ001-032045-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure centered SE of Nova Scotia
extends a ridge SW into the Gulf, supporting light to gentle E to
SE winds and slight seas basin-wide. Moist air moving over colder
waters along the northern Gulf is resulting in patchy fog from
Corpus Christi to Tallahassee, Florida adjacent waters. Foggy
conditions expected through late this morning. Otherwise, expect 
moderate to fresh SE winds over the central and eastern Gulf
tonight into Tue evening, between high pressure over the 
Carolinas and a surface trough that will move across the northern
Gulf. Gentle to moderate SE to E winds will resume across the
basin Tue night through Thu. 

$$


Expires:202403032045;;313397
FZNT24 KNHC 030842
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

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.


GMZ040-032045-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Patchy fog. 
.MON...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Patchy fog. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Patchy fog.
Scattered showers. 
.TUE...S of 27N, SE to S winds 10 kt in the morning. Variable
winds less than 5 kt in the afternoon. N of 27N, variable winds
less than 5 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$


Expires:202403032045;;313398
FZNT24 KNHC 030842
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

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.


GMZ041-032045-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.TODAY...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Patchy fog. 
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.
Scattered tstms. 
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...W of 92W, N to NE winds 10 kt in the evening,
becoming variable less than 5 kt. E of 92W, variable winds less
than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

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Expires:202403032045;;313399
FZNT24 KNHC 030842
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

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.


GMZ056-032045-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
342 AM EST Sun Mar 3 2024

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered showers. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TUE...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. 
.WED...W of 89W, variable winds less than 5 kt in the morning.
Variable winds less than 5 kt in the afternoon. E of 89W, SW
winds 10 kt in the morning. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...W of 89W, E winds 10 kt. E of 89W, variable winds
less than 5 kt, becoming E to SE 10 kt late. Seas 2 to
4 ft. 
.THU...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 

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