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AXNT20 KNHC 300542
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TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
205 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR NORTH AMERICA...CENTRAL AMERICA...GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN SEA...NORTHERN SECTIONS OF SOUTH AMERICA...AND ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE AFRICAN COAST FROM THE EQUATOR TO 32N. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND METEOROLOGICAL ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 0000 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 0515 UTC.


...SPECIAL FEATURES... TROPICAL WAVE JUST OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA ALONG 17W FROM 5N TO 16N WITH A 1012 MB LOW ALONG THE WAVE NEAR 10N17W HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX AT 30/0530 UTC. TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX IS CENTERED NEAR 21.1N 18.4W AT 30/0530 UTC OR ABOUT 387 NM E-SE OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS MOVING NW AT 10 KT. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED IS 30 KT G TO 40 KT. SCATTERED MODERATE/STRONG CONVECTION IS WITHIN 180 NM OF THE CENTER OVER THE NW QUADRANT. SCATTERED MODERATE/ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS WITHIN 60 NM OF 10N BETWEEN 17W-21W. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST FORECAST/ADVISORY UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS MIATCMAT1/WTNT21 KNHC FOR MORE DETAILS.


...TROPICAL WAVES... TROPICAL WAVE IN THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLC EXTENDS ALONG 46W/ 47W FROM 9N-19N WITH A 1013 MB LOW ALONG THE WAVE NEAR 13N MOVING W NEAR 15 KT OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. SSMI TPW INDICATES THE WAVE IS EMBEDDED WITHIN A SURGE OF DEEP MOISTURE AND THE LAST VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW AN AREA OF AEROSOLS OR DUST RIDING N OF THE INVERTED V THAT IS THE WAVE AXIS. NO ASSOCIATED CONVECTION.

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE LESSER ANTILLES IS ALONG 60W FROM 9N-20N MOVING W NEAR 10 KT OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. SSMI TPW INDICATES THE WAVE IS TRAILING AN AREA OF DEEP MOISTURE. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FROM 12N- 20N BETWEEN THE WAVE AND 63W ENHANCED BY THE TRADE WINDS.


...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM THE



1012 MB LOW IN THE SPECIAL FEATURES NEAR 10N17W ALONG 8N28W TO 7N38W. SCATTERED MODERATE/ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS WITHIN 75 NM OF LINE FROM 8N18W TO 7N23W AND FROM 7N25W TO 6N29W. CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED MODERATE/ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION ARE FROM 5N-10N BETWEEN 29W- 37W. AN UPPER LOW OVER SOUTH AMERICA COUPLED WITH AN UPPER RIDGE ACROSS THE TROPICAL ATLC IS GENERATING CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION BETWEEN THE TROPICAL WAVES FROM 10N-13N BETWEEN 50W-55W.


...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO... AN UPPER LOW IS CENTERED OVER MOBILE BAY ALABAMA DOMINATING THE GULF WATERS. AN UPPER RIDGE IS IN THE W ATLC GIVING THE AREA OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA DIFFLUENT FLOW AND GENERATING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS W OF LINE FROM THE BIG BEND AREA OF FLORIDA NEAR 30N84W ALONG 25N84W TO THE NE TIP OF THE YUCATAN NEAR 21N87W INCLUDING THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA. THUNDERSTORMS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED INLAND OVER THE W COAST OF THE YUCATAN ARE MOVING INTO THE E BAY OF CAMPECHE S OF 20N E OF 92W. THIS IS LEAVING THE REMAINDER OF THE GULF WITH CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT. THE SURFACE TROUGH...REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL TRACK W THROUGH THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA OVERNIGHT THEN NW THROUGH THE E GULF SUN THROUGH TUE.

CARIBBEAN SEA... AN UPPER RIDGE DOMINATES THE W CARIBBEAN WITH THE RIDGE AXIS EXTENDING FROM CENTRAL HONDURAS TO CENTRAL CUBA CONTINUING INTO THE W ATLC. A SURFACE TROUGH...REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA EXTENDS FROM NEAR ANDROS ISLAND ACROSS CUBA NEAR 22N78W TO 21N79W AND IS GENERATING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS N OF 18N TO OVER CUBA BETWEEN 76W-81W. THE UPPER LOW OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO IS GENERATING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS N OF 21N TO OVER W CUBA BETWEEN 81W-86W. A MID LEVEL LOW IS CENTERED S OF SW HAITI NEAR 17N75W WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS N OF 18N TO OVER W HISPANIOLA AND E CUBA BETWEEN 71W-76W. SCATTERED SHOWERS/ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N E OF 80W. THE ACTIVITY OVER THE FAR E CARIBBEAN IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPROACHING TROPICAL WAVE. THE SURFACE TROUGH...REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL MOVE NW ALONG THE N COAST OF CUBA TONIGHT THEN INTO THE E GULF OF MEXICO SUN. WIDESPREAD FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS. WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN TONIGHT THROUGH SUN. A TROPICAL WAVE WILL MOVE INTO THE E CARIBBEAN OVERNIGHT THEN INTO THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN MON AND TUE.


...HISPANIOLA... A MID LEVEL LOW IS CENTERED S OF SW HAITI NEAR 17N75W WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS N OF 18N TO OVER THE SW PORTION OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ALL OF HAITI. THIS ACTIVITY IS MOVING NW OUT OF THE AREA. LINGERING MOISTURE FROM THE RECENT PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL MOVE AWAY FROM THE ISLAND SUN. HOWEVER ADDITIONAL MOISTURE WILL MOVE IN FROM THE E AS THE TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE LESSER ANTILLES MOVES ACROSS THE ISLAND MON AND TUE. THIS WILL BRING SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS TO THE ISLAND MON AND TUE.

ATLANTIC OCEAN... A SURFACE TROUGH...REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA EXTENDS FROM ANDROS ISLAND NEAR 24N78W TO ACROSS CUBA NEAR 22N78W. AN UPPER RIDGE IS IN THE W ATLC ANCHORED NEAR 30N76W COVERING THE AREA W OF 70W. THE AREA OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA HAS DIFFLUENT FLOW AND IS GENERATING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS W OF 78W WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS/ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS FROM 26N-30N BETWEEN 74W-78W. A ELONGATED E/W UPPER LOW IS CENTERED NEAR 25N57W AND IS SUPPORTING A SURFACE TROUGH THAT EXTENDS FORM 31N46W ALONG 28N50W TO 26N56W. SCATTERED SHOWERS/ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE WITHIN 60 NM OF THE SURFACE TROUGH AND FROM 23N-28N BETWEEN 57W-69W. THE REMAINDER OF THE ATLC BASIN IS DOMINATED BY A SURFACE RIDGE WITH A 1023 MB HIGH IN THE W ATLC NEAR 32N66W...A 1020 MB HIGH IN THE CENTRAL ATLC NEAR 24N50W...AND A SECOND 1020 HIGH NEAR 25N40W. THE SURFACE TROUGH...REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL MOVE NW ALONG THE N COAST OF CUBA TONIGHT THEN INTO THE E GULF OF MEXICO SUN. OTHERWISE SURFACE RIDGE WILL SHIFT INTO THE CENTRAL ATLC MON AND TUE.

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

$$ PAW

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