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NHC Gulf of Mexico Offshore Waters Forecast
Posted on Friday August 12, 2022


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FZNT24 KNHC 122016
OFFNT4

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Gulf of Mexico
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

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.

GMZ001-130830-
Synopsis for the Gulf of Mexico
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.SYNOPSIS...Weak high pressure extending from the western
Atlantic westward along 29N to the N central Gulf will sink
southeast through Tue. This will allow for gentle to moderate
winds over the basin to weaken to light to gentle into next week.
Moderate NE to E winds will pulse to fresh during the late
afternoon and evenings off the NW Yucatan peninsula through early
next week. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms
associated with a low pressure trough and weak low pressure that
is along it are over most of the northern Gulf waters. This
system will drift west-southwestward over the NW Gulf and toward
the Texas coast during the weekend. Development, if any, of this
system is expected to be slow to occur. Strong gusty winds and
rough seas can be expected with this activity. Meanwhile, a weak
frontal boundary is expected to stall just north of the central
and NE Gulf during the weekend.

$$

GMZ040-130830-
NW Gulf including Stetson Bank-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Winds and
seas higher in and near scattered to numerous showers and
thunderstorms.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered to
numerous showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered
to numerous showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ041-130830-
SW Louisiana Offshore Waters including Flower Garden Bank Marine
Sanctuary-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Winds and seas
higher in and near scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered to numerous
showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt, shifting to SE late. Seas 3 to
4 ft. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE to
S swell.
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 10 kt
late. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE to S swell.

$$

GMZ056-130830-
N Central Gulf Offshore Waters-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Winds and seas higher
in and near scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft or less. Scattered to
numerous showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...W of 89W, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming E
to SE 10 kt late. E of 89W, variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas
2 to 3 ft in SE to S swell. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE to S
10 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE to
S swell.
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 10 kt
late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE...Variable winds less than 5 kt W of 89W, and SW to W 10 kt
E of 89W. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt W of 89W, and SW to W
10 kt E of 89W. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt W of 89W, and W 10 kt E of
89W. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W of 89W, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S
to SW 10 kt late. E of 89W, SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

GMZ057-130830-
NE Gulf N of 26N E of 87W-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in
SE to S swell. Winds and seas higher in and near scattered to
numerous showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms..
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE
to S swell. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE to S
swell. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE
to S swell. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MON...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in SE to S
swell.
.MON NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

GMZ058-130830-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N W of 94W-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms N of 24N. Isolated showers and thunderstorms S of
24N.
.SAT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms N of 24N. Isolated showers and thunderstorms S of
24N.
.SAT NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.MON NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ045-130830-
W Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 91W and 94W-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...S of 24N, E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. N of 24N,
variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE 10 kt late.
Seas 3 ft or less.
.SAT...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

$$

GMZ046-130830-
Central Gulf from 22N to 26N between 87W and 91W-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...S of 24N, E winds 10 to 15 kt. N of 24N, variable
winds less than 5 kt, becoming E to SE 10 kt late. Seas 2 to 3
ft. Scattered showers and thunderstorms N of 24N. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms S of 24N.
.SAT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms N of 24N. Isolated showers and thunderstorms S of
24N.
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.
.SUN...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt S of 24N, and E to SE 10 kt N of
24N. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED...S of 24N, E to SE winds 10 kt. N of 24N, SE to S winds
10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to
4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...S of 24N, E winds 10 to 15 kt. N of 24N, variable
winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE 10 kt late. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ047-130830-
SE Gulf from 22N to 26N E of 87W including Straits of Florida-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.
.SAT...E to SE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...S of 24N, E winds 10 kt. N of 24N, variable winds
less than 5 kt, becoming E 10 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...E winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than
5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 kt S of 24N, and variable less than 5 kt
N of 24N. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.TUE...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in E to SE
swell.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt S of 24N, and variable less than
5 kt N of 24N. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in E to SE
swell.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt S of 24N, and variable less than
5 kt N of 24N. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

$$

GMZ048-130830-
SW Gulf S of 22N W of 94W-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.
.SAT...SE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less than
5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft in NE to E swell. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.SAT NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.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 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.WED NIGHT...E to SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ049-130830-
Central Bay of Campeche-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SAT...S of 20N, SE to S winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. N of 20N, E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft or less.
.SUN...Variable winds less than 5 kt S of 20N, and E to SE 10 to
15 kt N of 20N. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.SUN NIGHT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
.MON...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
.MON NIGHT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED...E to SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

$$

GMZ050-130830-
E Bay of Campeche including Campeche Bank-
416 PM EDT Fri Aug 12 2022

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

$$

Forecaster Aguirre

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.