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Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)



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AXNT20 KNHC 251804
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Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
204 PM EDT Tue Jul 25 2017

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 1200 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 
1745 UTC.

...TROPICAL WAVES...

A tropical wave is in the E Atlc with axis extending from 15N20W 
to 06N20W, moving W at 5 kt within the last 24 hours. The wave is
in a region of favorable to neutral vertical wind shear, and is 
being affected by Saharan dry air and dust intrusion. Shallow moisture
confined to the vicinity of the African monsoon along with upper 
level diffluence support scattered showers from 05N to 10N between
20W and 30W and isolated showers elsewhere E of 20W.

A tropical wave is in the central Atlc with axis extending from 
14N30W to 03N30W, moving W at 5 kt within the last 24 hours. The 
wave is in a region of favorable vertical wind shear, however it 
continues to be severely affected by Saharan dry air dust, which 
is limiting convection to isolated showers in the vicinity of the
monsoon trough from 04N to 09N between 30W and 39W.

A tropical wave is in the central Atlc with axis extending from 
22N46W to 10N46W, moving W at 20 kt within the last 24 hours. The
wave is in a region of unfavorable vertical wind shear, and it 
continues being severely affected by intrusion of Saharan dry air 
dust to its environment, which is supporting lack of convection,
except from 20N to 24W between 45W and 49W where scattered showers
are noted underneath upper level confluent flow.

A tropical wave is just E of the Lesser Antilles with axis 
extending from 17N58W to 07N59W, moving W at 15-20 kt within the 
last 24 hours. The wave is in a region of unfavorable to neutral 
vertical wind shear, however it is underneath middle to upper
level diffluent flow that along with shallow moisture support
scattered showers from 08N to 14N between 56W and 63W, including
the Windward Islands.

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

The monsoon trough axis extends from 13N17W and continues along 
09N27W to 06N36W. The ITCZ begins near 06N36W and continues to 
06N44W to 10N54W. For information about convection see the 
tropical waves sections above. Otherwise, scattered showers are in
the western end of the ITCZ from 08N to 11N between 51W and 55W.

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...

An upper level low is situated in the western Gulf near 24N93W
with a surface trough underneath along 24N95W to 17N95W. Diffluent
wind flow in the S-SE periphery of the upper low along with 
abundant moisture is supporting scattered heavy showers and 
isolated tstms in the southwestern Gulf 23N W of 93W. Shallow 
moisture and middle level diffluent flow is generating isolated 
heavy showers and tstms N of that area of convection from 23N to 
26N W of 90W. Scattered showers and isolated tstms are in the SE 
basin in the vicinity of a surface trough that extends from 25N83W
into the NW Caribben near 15N84W. The general area of this 
convection is S of 26N E 90W. Some localized fresh to strong winds
are possible within this area of convection. Surface high 
pressure near 28N90W has developed in the north central Gulf with 
gentle to light anticyclonic flow generaly N of 22N. The overall 
current synoptic pattern is expected to continue through the next 
48 hours.

CARIBBEAN SEA...

A surface trough extends from western Cuba near 22N83W towards
eastern Honduras near 15N84W, which is supporting scattered to
isolated showers across the western basin W of the trough axis. In
the SW part of the sea, the eastern extension of the eastern 
Pacific monsoon trough moves across Costa Rica and Panama to a
1009 mb low pressure center near 10N76W, which is forecast to move
W within the next 24 hours. Scattered to isolated showers associated
to these features are S of 12N. In the NE to N-central Caribbean,
shallow moisture and the influence of an upper level trough
support isolated showers and tstms, including Puerto Rico and
Dominican Republic. A tropical wave is just E of the Lesser
Antilles and is expected to move into E Caribbean waters late
tonight. The wave is already supporting scattered to isolated
showers across the Windward Islands and the SE basin S of 13N E of
63W. The pressure gradient across the area will maintain fresh to
strong winds across the south-central Caribbean the next two 
days. Moderate to locally fresh trades will prevail elsewhere 
across the Caribbean. See tropical waves section for further
information about this feature.

...HISPANIOLA...

Shallow moisture, and the influence of an upper level low in the
central Atlc with associated trough extending SW across the NE and
N-central Caribbean support isolated showers and tstms in the Dominican
Republic. This convection will continue and spread to the rest of
the Island through tonight. On Wednesday, a tropical wave is
forecast to pass just to the south of the Island. Global model
guidance indicate the development of showers and thunderstorm
through the night hours.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...

An upper level trough just E of the SE CONUS support scattered 
heavy showers and tstms in the SW basin W of 77W. In the tropical
Atlc, there are four waves. Refer to the section above for 
details. The remainder of the basin is under the influence of a 
broad surface ridge anchored by a 1030 mb high centered near 
34N33W. No major changes expected through next couple of days.

For additional information please visit 
http://www.hurricanes.gov/marine

$$
Ramos/Tomoff

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