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AXNT20 KNHC 270534
TWDAT

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
105 AM EST FRI FEB 27 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...


...GALE WARNING FOR THE SW CARIBBEAN...

A GALE WARNING WILL RESUME AT 0600 UTC FRIDAY OFF THE COAST OF COLOMBIA FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 74W AND 76W. THIS WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1800 UTC ON FRIDAY AND EXPECTED ONCE AGAIN BY 0600 UTC ON SATURDAY. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST HIGH SEAS FORECAST UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS MIAHSFAT2/FZNT02 KNHC FOR MORE DETAILS.


...GALE WARNING FOR THE E ATLANTIC...

GALE FORCE WINDS ARE OCCURRING NE OF THE CANARY ISLANDS BETWEEN THE STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AZORES AND LOWER PRESSURE OVER THE TROPICAL EASTERN ATLANTIC. PLEASE SEE THE METEO-FRANCE FORECAST UNDER WMO HEADER FQNT50 LFPW FOR MORE DETAILS.


...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS ACROSS AFRICA INTO THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC NEAR 6N10W TO 1S18W WHERE THE ITCZ BEGINS AND CONTINUES TO 3S30W TO THE COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA NEAR 3S39W. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 3N-5N BETWEEN 10W-14W AND FROM 1S- 4S BETWEEN 22W-24W.


...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...

AS OF 0300 UTC...A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM S FLORIDA AT 26N80W TO THE SE GULF OF MEXICO AT 24N84W. A STATIONARY FRONT CONTINUES TO THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AT 21N87W TO N GUATEMALA AT 18N89W. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE OVER S FLORIDA...WHILE ISOLATED CONVECTION IS WITHIN 30 NM OF THE REMAINDER OF THE FRONTS. 15-25 KT NE WINDS ARE N OF THE FRONT. 10-15 SW WINDS ARE S OF FRONT. MOST OF THE GULF N OF FRONT HAS TEMPERATURES IN THE 40'S AND 50'S... WHILE MIAMI FLORIDA REMAINS IN THE 70'S. IN THE UPPER LEVELS... ZONAL FLOW IS OVER THE GULF. UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE IS OVER THE N GULF N OF 25N. STRONG SUBSIDENCE REMAINS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE GULF. EXPECT IN 24 HOURS FOR THE COLD FRONT TO EXTEND FROM THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA AT 25N80W TO THE NE YUCATAN PENINSULA AT 22N88W WITH SHOWERS AND ISOLATED CONVECTION.

CARIBBEAN SEA...

A GALE IS ALONG THE COAST OF NW COLOMBIA AS OF 0600 UTC TONIGHT. THE GALE IS FORECAST TO PULSE ON AND OFF OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. SEE ABOVE. 15-30 KT TRADEWINDS ARE OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CARIBBEAN. AN AREA OF SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE OVER THE E CARIBBEAN E OF 72W. IN THE UPPER LEVELS...BROAD RIDGING IS OVER THE CARIBBEAN WITH PREDOMINATELY WESTERLY FLOW AND VERY STRONG SUBSIDENCE. EXPECT OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO ADVECT OVER W CUBA...THE YUCATAN CHANNEL...AND THE YUCATAN PENINSULA DUE TO THE GULF OF MEXICO FRONTAL SYSTEM. EXPECT LITTLE CHANGE ELSEWHERE.


...HISPANIOLA...

MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER IS OVER HAITI...WHILE SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE ADVECTING OVER THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM THE E. EXPECT OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS FOR THE ENTIRE ISLAND TO HAVE OCCASIONAL PASSING SHOWERS. STRONG SUBSIDENCE WILL SUPPRESS THE FORMATION OF THUNDERSTORMS.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...

AS OF 0300 UTC...A COLD FRONT EXTENDS OVER THE W ATLANTIC FROM 31N73W TO S FLORIDA AT 26N80W. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE WITHIN 60 NM OF THE FRONT. 10-15 NORTHERLY WINDS ARE N OF FRONT...WHILE 15- 20 KT SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE S OF FRONT. A LARGE 1039 MB HIGH IS CENTERED OVER THE AZORES NEAR 38N26W. MOSTLY EASTERLY FLOW WITH FAIR WEATHER IS OVER THE ATLANTIC FROM 20N-30N BETWEEN 20W-60W. A GALE IS NE OF THE CANARY ISLANDS. SEE ABOVE. IN THE UPPER LEVELS...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW IS CENTERED NEAR 24N140W. EXPECT IN 24 HOURS FOR THE COLD FRONT TO EXTEND FROM 31N69W THROUGH THE N BAHAMAS TO W CUBA AT 23N80W WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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

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