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NHC Gulf of Mexico Offshore Waters Forecast
Posted on Saturday April 13, 2024


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FZNT24 KNHC 130238
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 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.

GMZ001-131445-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure in the wake of a cold front dominates
the basin with decaying W-NW swell north of the Yucatan Channel.
Strong winds will pulse off the northwest Yucatan in the evenings
through the next several days. Otherwise, moderate to fresh winds
with slight to moderate seas can be expected through the weekend
and into early next week.

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GMZ040-131445-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt early in
the evening. Seas 6 to 8 ft in SE swell.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE swell.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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GMZ041-131445-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ056-131445-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ057-131445-
NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...W of 85W, SE winds 10 kt. E of 85W, variable winds
less than 5 kt, becoming E 10 kt early in the morning. Seas 2 to
4 ft.
.MON...W of 85W, SE winds 10 to 15 kt. E of 85W, E to SE winds
10 kt in the late morning and early afternoon, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...W of 85W, E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. E of 85W,
variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming E 10 kt early in the
morning. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ058-131445-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ045-131445-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...E winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in E to SE swell.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ046-131445-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 91W-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E swell.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

$$

GMZ047-131445-
SE Gulf from 22N to 26N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ048-131445-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ049-131445-
Central Bay of Campeche-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ050-131445-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1038 PM EDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.OVERNIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to NE 15 to 20 kt early in
the evening. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED...W of 90W, SE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NE 10 kt early
in the evening. E of 90W, E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

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Forecaster AKR

Tropical Storm Ernesto has gradually weakened down to a tropical depression as it has moved into inland Mexico, killing 7 people in its wake.  It has been raining in the flood-prone areas of Mexico’s southern Gulf region where Ernesto had been situated at.  In Veracruz state, a teenage girl who had been riding in a car had been killed early Friday morning when she had been caught in a river current and a 62-year old man had been struck by lightning.  According to the Veracruz state civil protection department in Mexico, 3 members of a family had died Thursday night at a time when strong winds caused a tree to fall on their car.  The deceased included an 8-year old child, his mother and his 38-year old father.

In neighboring Tabasco state, two fishermen had been drowned as Ernesto had passed through the state, according to Tabasco state Governor Andres Granier in a meeting with reporters.  The Governor had said that Ernesto’s winds had ripped apart rooftops from homes in the area.  However at a time when many of the residents had refused to evacuate in the fear of losing their properties, “People have chosen to stay in their homes and we are helping them,”  he said.

Tropical Storm Ernesto had been spotted ashore early Thursday near the waters where oil rigs are operated upon by the state oil company in the region of the southern part of Gulf of Mexico.  As a result, the government has closed the port of Veracruz as well as the smaller ports of Coatzacoalcos and Alvarado.

According to the National Hurricane Center of the US, Ernesto had sustained winds that decreased to 35 mph by early Friday.  Ernesto has continued to weaken but according to the center, it can continue to dole out rainfall as it dissipates.