Offshore Marine Forecast

FZNT24 KNHC 211418
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 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.

GMZ001-220230-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A stationary front extends west from Tampa Bay Florida
to 26N90W then transitions to a northward moving warm front that 
continues northwest to the northeast Texas coast, with fresh to 
locally strong easterly flow north of the fronts. The stationary 
front will begin to move north tonight as well ahead of a new 
cold front reaching the Texas coast around sunrise on Sun preceded
by a pre-frontal squall line. The cold front will reach from the 
Mississippi Delta to the Bay of Campeche on Sun night, from the 
Florida Big Bend to the Yucatan Peninsula on Mon night, then slow 
somewhat on Tue passing through the Straits of Florida late Wed.

$$

GMZ011-220230-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to NW 15 to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to E late. Seas
3 ft or less. 
.WED...NE winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ013-220230-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

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

$$

GMZ015-220230-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and E to SE 15 to
25 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in N to NE swell. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt S of 27N, and E to SE 15 to
25 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in NE swell. 
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TUE...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...W to NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ017-220230-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN...E to SE winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NE late in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.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...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ019-220230-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...E winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to N to NE in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON NIGHT...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ021-220230-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...W to NW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to NW to N late.
Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ023-220230-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...N to NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED...NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 

$$

GMZ025-220230-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1018 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. 
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.MON...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less,
building to 2 to 4 ft late. 
.WED...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. 

$$

Forecaster Nelson