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Gulf of Mexico Offshore Marine Forecast
Expires:202108011515;;782023
FZNT24 KNHC 010301
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

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.


GMZ011-011515-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

.OVERNIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...S to SW winds 10 kt in the late morning and early
afternoon, becoming variable less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...SW winds 10 kt in the late morning and early afternoon,
becoming variable less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE to S
10 kt early in the morning. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$


Expires:202108011515;;782024
FZNT24 KNHC 010301
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

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.


GMZ013-011515-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

.OVERNIGHT...W of 90W, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SW
10 kt early in the morning. Elsewhere, SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft
or less. 
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt W of 90W, and SW to W 10 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 10 kt
early in the morning. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$


Expires:202108011515;;782025
FZNT24 KNHC 010301
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

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.


GMZ015-011515-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

.OVERNIGHT...S of 27N, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S
10 kt early in the morning. Elsewhere, SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft
or less. 
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt S of 27N, and SW to W 10 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt S of 27N, and SW to W
10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...Variable winds less than 5 kt S of 27N, and SW to W 10 to
15 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 10 kt
early in the morning. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 kt, shifting to SE to S early in the
morning. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE 10 kt
early in the morning. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$


Expires:202108011515;;782026
FZNT24 KNHC 010301
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

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.


GMZ017-011515-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

.OVERNIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.THU NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$


Expires:202108011515;;782022
FZNT24 KNHC 010301
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

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.


GMZ001-011515-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1101 PM EDT Sat Jul 31 2021

.SYNOPSIS...Surface ridging and gentle to locally moderate
return flow will prevail across the basin through the forecast
period. Moderate to locally fresh NE to E winds will pulse off 
the Yucatan peninsula into the Bay of Campeche every night through
Thu. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase
in coverage across the northern Gulf of Mexico Mon into Tue as a 
cold front pushes south toward the basin. 

$$