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NHC Gulf of Mexico Offshore Waters Forecast
Posted on Saturday July 20, 2024


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FZNT24 KNHC 200915
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 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.

GMZ001-202115-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge will remain in place across the Gulf waters
over the next several days. It will support gentle to locally
moderate E to SE winds and slight seas. Pulsing moderate to
fresh winds are expected near and to the NW of the Yucatan
Peninsula during the evening and night hours due to local effects.

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GMZ040-202115-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...SW winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S 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 to S 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 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ041-202115-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ056-202115-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers
and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

$$

GMZ057-202115-
NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 kt S of 27N, and variable less than 5 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

$$

GMZ058-202115-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...Variable winds less than 5 kt W of 96W, and SE 10 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers and isolated
tstms.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...SE 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 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ045-202115-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ046-202115-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 91W-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...SE winds 10 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 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ047-202115-
SE Gulf from 22N to 26N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less, building to
2 to 4 ft late.
.SUN...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ048-202115-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ049-202115-
Central Bay of Campeche-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...E to SE 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 winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.MON...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ050-202115-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
515 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.TODAY...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E to SE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

Forecaster GR

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.