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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
323 AM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...AND THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS.


...GULF OF MEXICO...

MODEL PREFERENCE: GLOBAL MODEL CONSENSUS. DECREASING CONFIDENCE STARTING TUE.

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

FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK...THERE IS SOMEWHAT BETTER CONSENSUS AMONG GLOBAL MODELS WITH COMPLEX FRONTAL SYSTEM MON-TUE WITH MODELS INDICATING STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW OVER THE WESTERN GULF LATE TUE BEHIND SECONDARY PUSH FOLLOWING FRONT...WITH GALES POSSIBLE OFF THE COAST OF VERACRUZ BY TUE AS EARLY AS TUE MORNING...THEN ALL MODELS SUGGESTING GALES ACROSS SW PORTIONS BEHIND ADVANCING FRONT BY 00Z WED WITH GALES THROUGHOUT THE DAY BAY OF CAMPECHE...AND SHIFTING ACROSS SE PORTIONS DIRECTLY BEHIND FRONT AND THEN TROUGHYUCATAN CHANNEL 12-18Z. THE GFS ENSEMBLE IS ADVERTISING A 30 PERCENT CHANCE FOR VERACRUZ-BAY OF CAMPECHE GALE WARNING BY 12Z TUE. AS THIS IS BECOMING CLEARER WITH EACH RUN...WILL BEGIN TO INTRODUCE GALES FOR SW PORTIONS STARTING 00Z WED AND ADJUST WITH SUCCESSIVE RUNS.


...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...

MODEL PREFERENCE: GFS-ECMWF CONSENSUS

A FRONTAL TROUGH PERSIST EXTENDS ACROSS THE YUCATAN CHANNEL THIS MORNING...AND IS ACTUALLY MORE OF A SHEAR LINE PER RECENT ASCAT PASS. WINDS AND SEAS HAVE DIMINISHED CONSIDERABLY ACROSS NW PORTIONS PAST 24 HOURS...WITH 42056 NOW DOWN TO 3 FT. MEANWHILE MODERATE TO FRESH TRADES PREVAIL MOST OF BASIN...WITH 20-25 KT FLOW OFF OF COLOMBIA TO 13.5N...AND 20 KT SPILLING THROUGH WINDWARD PASSAGE. WIND SURGE MOVING INTO LESSER ANTILLES LAST NIGHT HAS WEAKENED AS LLVL WEAKNESS INDUCED BY TUTT LOW OVER NE CARIB FORCING PRES GRADIENT WINDS TO THE N AND NE OF ERN CARIB. ASSOCIATED ELY TRADE WIND SWELL HAS SHIFTED WWD AND HAS BLED INTO ERN CARIB AND MOVED W AND NW ACROSS ATLC WATERS OFFSHORE OF NE CARIB WHERE 41043 IS HOLDING AROUND 8 FT...AND SEAS 8-9 FT THERE AND ACROSS N PORTIONS OF TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS. HIGH PRES ACROSS ERN U.S. WILL SHIFT E-SE INTO W ATLC NEXT 24-48 HOURS AND MAINTAIN FRESH TO STRONG WINDS ACROSS SRN ATLC WATERS AND INCREASE PRES GRADIENT ACROSS E CARIB LATE SUN THROUGH MON AS HIGH PASSES DIRECTLY N OF AREA. TUTT LOW TO WEAKEN QUICKLY DURING THIS TIME AND LOSE INFLUENCE ON LOWER TROP AND SFC FLOW. SEAS WILL BUILD ACCORDINGLY TO 8 TO 10 FT THROUGH MON. MEANWHILE WINDS OVER THE TROPICAL N ATLC WILL REMAIN 20 KT WITH ISOLATED SPOTS TO 25 KT AS ATLC RIDGING CONTINUES INTO BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT GULF OF MEXICO FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH YUCATAN CHANNEL WED AND INTO NW CARIBBEAN LATE MORNING THROUGH MIDDAY WED...SIMILAR TO THIS RECENT FRONT. MODELS SUGGESTING NORTHERLY GALE WARNING BEHIND FRONT AS IT MOVES THROUGH NW CARIBBEAN WED AND COULD SPREAD S INTO GULF OF HONDURAS WED EVENING AND NIGHT. GFS- ECMWF BLEND CURRENTLY YIELDING WINDS JUST BELOW GALES BEHIND FRONT AND WILL HOLD THERE FOR THIS PACKAGE. NEW TUTT LOW TO DEVELOP ACROSS TROPICAL ATLC E OF AREA THROUGH MID WEEK WITH INVERTED TROUGH REFLECTED AT SFC ACROSS ATLC SHIFTING W INTO TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS BY THU. PRES GRADIENT INDUCED N OF THIS TROF BY ATLC RIDGE TO REINVIGORATE STRONG TRADES ACROSS N PORTIONS OF TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS TUE-WED BEFORE TROUGH MOVES INTO AREA THU AND GRADIENT WINDS SHIFT N OF AREA.


...SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS...

MODEL PREFERENCE: 12Z GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS FORECAST. NWPS FOR WAVE HEIGHTS.

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.WARNINGS...ANY CHANGES IMPACTING COASTAL NWS OFFICES WILL BE COORDINATED THROUGH AWIPS 12 PLANET CHAT OR BY TELEPHONE:


.GULF OF MEXICO...
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W... GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT.


.CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W... NONE.


.SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS... NONE.

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*FOR DETAILED ZONE DESCRIPTIONS PLEASE VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/ABOUTTAFBPROD.SHTML#OWF

NOTE: GRIDDED MARINE FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NATIONAL DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE (NDFD) AT: HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/MARINE/GRIDS.PHP

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: HTTP://WWW.HURRICANE WARNINGS.GOV/MARINE

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.FORECASTER STRIPLING. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

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