marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 215 am EST Wed Jan 17 2018
Marine weather discussion for the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and tropical North Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w and the southwest North Atlantic including the Bahamas
...Gulf of Mexico...
A strong cold front extends from the Florida Panhandle to near Tampico Mexico. The front will reach from northern Florida to near Veracruz Mexico later this morning, and move south of the basin tonight. Gale force winds are expected west of the front along the coast of Mexico through tonight. Scatterometer data at 0400 UTC showed 33-40 kt NNW winds south of 26n west of the front, and 25-32 kt N to NE winds elsewhere behind the front. High pressure behind the front will slowly shift eastward along the US Gulf Coast through Friday. The next cold front reaches the Texas coast Sun night.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
A weakening stationary front from eastern Cuba to southern Nicaragua will dissipate later today. No recent scatterometer data is available for confirmation of winds associated with the front. Winds west of the front will diminish through Thu. A cold front in the Gulf of Mexico will reach the NW Caribbean tonight, accompanied by widespread showers, then extend from central Cuba to Honduras Thu. Model guidance indicates active convection will be concentrated north of Honduras through Thu morning. Fresh to strong winds are expected behind the front through Thu night. Fresh to locally strong E winds will pulse near the NW Colombia coast each night through Sun night. Large NE swell will maintain high seas in the tropical Atlc through Wed.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
A weakening stationary front from 31n65w to eastern Cuba will dissipate later today. A strong cold front will move off Florida this afternoon, extend from 31n69w to eastern Cuba on Thu, then stall se of the Bahamas from 24n65w to the Windward Passage on Fri. Strong high pressure behind the front will bring strong winds and high seas NE of the Bahamas today through Thu night. An area of low pressure deepening north of the area near Bermuda is expected to induce an band of 30-35 kt winds in far northern waters N of 30n on Thursday, affecting Atlc zones 113 and 115. Marine conditions will improve Thu night through Fri night. The frontal remnants will move west as a trough beginning on Fri.
.Warnings...Any changes impacting coastal NWS offices will be coordinated through AWIPS ii collaboration chat, or by telephone:
.Gulf of Mexico... .gmz017...W central Gulf from 22n to 26n W of 94w... Gale Warning early today. .Gmz023...SW Gulf S of 22n W of 94w... Gale Warning early today into tonight.
.Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w... none.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... .amz113...Atlantic from 27n to 31n between 70w and 77w... Gale Warning Thu. .Amz115...Atlantic from 27n to 31n between 65w and 70w... Gale Warning Thu.
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.Forecaster Mundell. National Hurricane Center.