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NHC Gulf of Mexico Offshore Waters Forecast
Posted on Friday December 03, 2021


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FZNT24 KNHC 031528
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 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.

GMZ001-040330-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure across the northern Gulf will shift
slowly ESE across the basin through Sun, supporting tranquil
conditions for the next few days. A weak cold front should enter
the NW Gulf on Mon and quickly move across the northern waters on
Tue.

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GMZ011-040330-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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GMZ013-040330-
N Central Gulf including Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...E to SE winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...W of 90W, S to SW winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, variable winds less than
5 kt, becoming SE 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

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GMZ015-040330-
NE Gulf N of 25N E of 87W-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...N to NE winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...E winds 10 kt S of 27N, and variable less than 5 kt
elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...S of 27N, E winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas
3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming E to SE
10 kt late. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

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GMZ017-040330-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...SE winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft or less,
building to 2 to 4 ft late.

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GMZ019-040330-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 94W-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...E winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...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.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less, building to
2 to 4 ft late.

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GMZ021-040330-
E Gulf from 22N to 25N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...NE to E winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

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GMZ023-040330-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...S of 21N W of 95W, variable winds less than 5 kt in the
afternoon. Elsewhere, NE winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft
or less.
.TONIGHT...S of 21N W of 95W, NE to E winds 10 kt in the evening,
becoming variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, NE to E winds 10 kt.
Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...Variable winds less than 5 kt S of 21N W of 95W, and E
10 kt elsewhere. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
Scattered showers.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.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...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

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GMZ025-040330-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
1028 AM EST Fri Dec 3 2021

.TODAY...Within 60 nm of coast of Campeche, variable winds less
than 5 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered showers.
.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to 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.
.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...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.

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Forecaster Stripling

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.