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Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion



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AXNT20 KNHC 272350
TWDAT 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                    
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                         
805 PM EDT MON APR 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 1800 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
2315 UTC.

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...                                     
THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS FROM THE AFRICAN COAST NEAR 8N13W TO 
4N18W. THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE AXIS EXTENDS FROM 
4N18W TO 2N35W TO THE COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA NEAR 0N50W. WIDELY 
SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 2N-5N BETWEEN 22W-
29W...AND FROM 1N-2S BETWEEN 44W-52W.

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...                                           

AS OF 2100 UTC...A 1000 MB LOW IS CENTERED OVER THE NW GULF OF 
MEXICO NEAR 26N95W. A COLD FRONT EXTENDS S FROM THE LOW TO 
TAMPICO MEXICO AT 21N97W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG 
CONVECTION IS NE OF THE LOW CENTER FROM 27N-30N BETWEEN 92W095W. 
SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE ELSEWHERE WITHIN 90 NM OF THE FRONT. 
FURTHER E...THE TAIL END OF A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM MELBOURNE 
FLORIDA AT 28N80W TO TAMPA FLORIDA AT 28N83W TO THE NORTH 
CENTRAL GULF AT 28N90W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION 
IS OVER THE NE GULF N OF FRONT TO 32N BETWEEN 82W-89W. 20-30 KT 
NE WINDS ARE N OF FRONT. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION 
IS ALSO OVER S FLORIDA NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE...AND 
STUART...MOVING E. SMOKE AND HAZE IS SEEN OVER THE YUCATAN 
PENINSULA AND THE SOUTHERN GULF S OF 24N BETWEEN 86W-94W. THE 
REMAINDER OF THE SE GULF HAS 10 KT SOUTHERLY WINDS WITH MOSTLY 
FAIR WEATHER. IN THE UPPER LEVELS...AN UPPER LEVEL LOW IS OVER N 
TEXAS NEAR 34N101W. UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENCE SE OF THE CENTER IS 
ENHANCING THE CONVECTION OVER THE NE GULF OF MEXICO. EXPECT OVER 
THE NEXT 24 HOURS FOR THE LOW TO MOVE TO THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF 
AT 29N90W WITH A COLD FRONT EXTENDING S TO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE 
NEAR 19N93W WITH CONVECTION. ALSO EXPECT THE FRONT OVER FLORIDA 
AND THE NE GULF TO BECOME QUASI-STATIONARY WITH CONVECTION. 

CARIBBEAN SEA...                                               

A 1004 MB LOW IS CENTERED OVER N COLOMBIA NEAR 9N74W. 10-20 KT 
TRADEWINDS ARE OVER THE CARIBBEAN SEA WITH STRONGEST WINDS ALONG 
THE COAST OF N VENEZUELA AND WEAKEST WINDS JUST S OF CUBA. 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE INLAND OVER N 
COLOMBIA...PANAMA...COSTA RICA...AND HISPANIOLA. THE REMAINDER 
OF THE CARIBBEAN HAS MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER. IN THE UPPER LEVELS... 
AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH IS CENTERED S OF JAMAICA AT 16N80W. STRONG 
SUBSIDENCE COVERS THE ENTIRE CARIBBEAN SEA. EXPECT LITTLE CHANGE 
OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 

...HISPANIOLA...                                         

CURRENTLY SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE OVER HISPANIOLA DUE TO AFTERNOON 
AND EVENING HEATING. STRONG SUBSIDENCE AND DRY AIR REMAINS ALOFT 
SUPPRESSING CONVECTION. EXPECT MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER FOR TUE.   

ATLANTIC OCEAN...                                               

AS OF 2100 UTC...A COLD FRONT IS OVER THE W ATLANTIC FROM 31N70W 
TO MELBOURNE FLORIDA AT 28N80W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED 
STRONG CONVECTION IS WITHIN 90 NM OF THE FLORIDA COAST N OF FORT 
LAUDERDALE. A PREFRONTAL TROUGH IS ALSO OVER THE W ATLANTIC FROM 
30N59W TO 26N71W. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 26N-31N 
BETWEEN 43W-67W. A 1021 MB HIGH IS OVER THE E ATLANTIC NEAR 
29N31W. A SURFACE TROUGH IS OVER THE E ATLANTIC FROM 29N25W TO 
25N27W. OF NOTE IN THE UPPER LEVELS...MOSTLY ZONAL FLOW IS W OF 
35W. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS N OF 20N E OF 35W. EXPECT IN 24 
HOURS FOR THE COLD FRONT TO EXTEND FROM 31N50W TO S FLORIDA WITH 
SIGNIFICANT CONVECTION E OF FRONT. 

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

$$ 
FORMOSA


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