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TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...AMENDED
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
205 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

AMENDED THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SECTION

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...

A 1006 MB LOW PRESSURE CENTER IS IN THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE GULF OF MEXICO NEAR 19.5N 95W. THE LOW CENTER IS FORECAST TO MOVE EASTWARD SLOWLY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG FROM 25N SOUTHWARD BETWEEN 83W AND 94W. WIDELY SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG IS ELSEWHERE TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF 30N84W 28N90W 24N98W. THE CHANCE OF THIS FEATURE DEVELOPING INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS IS MEDIUM.

PLEASE REFER TO THE METEO-FRANCE HIGH SEAS FORECAST THAT IS LISTED UNDER GRAND LARGE METAREA II...AT 20/2215 UTC...FOR THE SECTIONS THAT ARE TITLED...IRVING...AND IN MADEIRA TO THE WEST OF MADEIRA. GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE FORECAST FOR THOSE AREAS. THE WMO HEADER FOR THIS FORECAST BY METEO-FRANCE IS FQNT50 LFPW. THE WEB ADDRESS FOR METEO-FRANCE IS WWW.METEO.FR.


...TROPICAL WAVES...

AN ATLANTIC OCEAN TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 49W/50W FROM 16N SOUTHWARD...MOVING WESTWARD NEAR 15 KNOTS. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 8N TO 16N BETWEEN 47W AND 55W.


...THE ITCZ/THE MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH PASSES THROUGH THE COASTAL SECTIONS OF GAMBIA AND SENEGAL NEAR 13N17W TO 11N19W. THE ITCZ CONTINUES FROM 11N19W TO 10N30W 7N40W AND 10N47W. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION... SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 10N SOUTHWARD BETWEEN 30W AND 40W. WIDELY SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 10N SOUTHWARD BETWEEN 10W AND 30W.


...DISCUSSION...


...THE GULF OF MEXICO...

MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL WESTERLY WIND FLOW MOVES FROM MEXICO ACROSS TEXAS...INTO THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL WESTERLY-TO-SOUTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW MOVES FROM CENTRAL MEXICO INTO THE WEST-CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO.

FOR THE OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORM SITES THAT ARE TO THE NORTH OF 27N TO THE WEST OF 88W...LOW CLOUD CEILING REPORTS...

LOW LEVEL CLOUD CEILINGS ARE BEING REPORTED AT...KEMK... KATP...AND AT KIPN.

LOW CLOUD CEILINGS AND WEATHER...FOR THE COASTAL PLAINS OF THE U.S.A. FROM THE DEEP SOUTH OF TEXAS TO FLORIDA...

A VISIBILITY OF 3 MILES OR LESS AND FOG HAS BEEN REPORTED AT PERRY FLORIDA. NAPLES FLORIDA IS REPORTING A LOW LEVEL CLOUD CEILING. RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDER ARE BEING REPORTED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS FROM MARATHON TO THE KEY WEST METROPOLITAN AREA.


...THE CARIBBEAN SEA...

MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL NORTHWESTERLY-TO-NORTHERLY WIND FLOW COVERS THE CARIBBEAN SEA FROM JAMAICA WESTWARD. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 18N NORTHWARD BETWEEN 81W AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF MEXICO.

MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL NORTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW IS CROSSING HISPANIOLA.

MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONIC WIND FLOW COVERS THE CARIBBEAN SEA FROM THE SOUTHERN COAST/COASTAL WATERS OF HISPANIOLA SOUTHWARD FROM 77W EASTWARD. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...ISOLATED MODERATE IN THE AREA OF ANTICYCLONIC WIND FLOW.

UPPER LEVEL SOUTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW IS MOVING FROM THE EXTREME EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ISLANDS INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

RAINSHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE AREA...IN SURFACE- TO-LOW LEVEL EASTERLY AND SOUTHEASTERLY WIND FLOW.

THE 24-HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL IN INCHES FOR THE PERIOD ENDING AT 21/0000 UTC...ACCORDING TO THE PAN AMERICAN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLES...MIATPTPAN/SXCA01 KNHC...IS 0.12 IN CURACAO.

THE MONSOON TROUGH IS ALONG 7N75W IN COLOMBIA...ACROSS WESTERN PANAMA...AND BEYOND SOUTHERN COSTA RICA...INTO THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...ISOLATED MODERATE ELSEWHERE FROM 15N SOUTHWARD FROM 70W WESTWARD.


...HISPANIOLA...

MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL NORTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW IS PASSING ON TOP OF HISPANIOLA AT THIS TIME. THIS WIND FLOW IS TO THE WEST OF AN ATLANTIC OCEAN 22N63W MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL CYCLONIC CIRCULATION CENTER. MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONIC WIND FLOW IS PASSING JUST TO THE SOUTH OF HISPANIOLA. THIS WIND FLOW IS RELATED TO A 68W/69W RIDGE. EARLIER CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION THAT WAS OCCURRING IN HISPANIOLA HAS WEAKENED AND DISSIPATED. ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION REMAINS IN THE NORTHERN COASTAL WATERS OF HISPANIOLA.

CLOUD CONDITIONS/PREVAILING WEATHER FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...FEW TO SCATTERED LOW LEVEL CLOUDS...AND SCATTERED HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS...ARE BEING REPORTED AT OBSERVING SITES THAT ARE AROUND THE ISLAND.

THE GFS MODEL FORECAST FOR 250 MB SHOWS THAT A RIDGE WILL PUSH NORTHERLY WIND FLOW ACROSS THE AREA. THE GFS MODEL FORECAST FOR 500 MB SHOWS THAT AN EAST-TO-WEST RIDGE WILL COVER HISPANIOLA. THE GFS MODEL FORECAST FOR 700 MB SHOWS THAT SOUTHEASTERLY WIND FLOW WILL CROSS HISPANIOLA...BEING ON THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF AN EAST-TO-WEST ATLANTIC OCEAN RIDGE.


...THE ATLANTIC OCEAN...

THE TROUGH THAT WAS IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN 24 HOURS AGO HAS MOVED AWAY FROM THE AREA. MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL SOUTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW COVERS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST OF THE LINE THAT PASSES THROUGH 32N56W TO 24N65W...TO THE FLORIDA STRAITS. COMPARATIVELY DRIER AIR IN SUBSIDENCE...APPARENT IN WATER VAPOR IMAGERY...IS WITHIN 250 NM ON EITHER SIDE OF THE LINE THAT PASSES THROUGH 32N64W 21N74W. A DISSIPATING STATIONARY FRONT REMAINS ALONG THE LINE THAT PASSES THROUGH 32N61W TO 30N65W 28N72W 29N79W. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...WIDELY SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 28N NORTHWARD BETWEEN 58W AND THE FLORIDA EAST COAST. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 24N TO 26N BETWEEN 66W AND 68W. ISOLATED MODERATE FROM THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS TO THE NORTHERN COASTAL WATERS OF HISPANIOLA.

A MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH PASSES THROUGH 32N52W...TO A WEAKENING 29N52W CYCLONIC CIRCULATION CENTER...TO 23N55W. A SURFACE TROUGH IS ALONG 32N55W...TO A 1015 MB LOW PRESSURE CENTER THAT IS NEAR 26N55W...TO 25N55W. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 25N TO 32N BETWEEN 49W AND 55W. SCATTERED STRONG FROM 23N TO 24N BETWEEN 43W AND 44W...AND WITHIN A 30 NM RADIUS OF 26N48W... ARE IN AN AREA OF UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENT WIND FLOW.

A SURFACE RIDGE PASSES THROUGH 32N42W TO 28N43W AND TO 20N43W.

A MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL CYCLONIC CIRCULATION CENTER IS NEAR 22N63W. CYCLONIC WIND FLOW THAT IS MOVING AROUND THE CENTER COVERS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA FROM 16N TO 24N BETWEEN 56W AND 68W. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...ISOLATED MODERATE IN THE AREA OF CYCLONIC WIND FLOW.

A MIDDLE LEVEL TO UPPER LEVEL CYCLONIC CIRCULATION CENTER IS NEAR 33N24W. CYCLONIC WIND FLOW COVERS THE AREA FROM 10N NORTHWARD...BETWEEN AFRICA AND 40W. THE CYCLONIC CIRCULATION CENTER AND AN ASSOCIATED TROUGH SUPPORT A COLD FRONT THAT PASSES THROUGH 32N12W TO 31N12W. A DISSIPATING STATIONARY FRONT CONTINUES FROM 31N12W...ACROSS THE CANARY ISLANDS...TO 25N20W. CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG FROM 29N NORTHWARD BETWEEN 17W AND 27W. RAINSHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE FROM 20N NORTHWARD BETWEEN AFRICA AND 42W.

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

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