Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)

AXNT20 KNHC 250554

Tropical Weather Discussion 
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 
205 AM EDT SAT JUN 25 2016

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.


Tropical wave in the east Caribbean extends along 64W from 15N
to inland over South America moving west-northwest 15 to 20
kt over the past 24 hours. Wave is embedded within a surge of
moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery.
No associated deep convection.

Tropical wave in the central Caribbean extends along 72W south
of 16N to inland over South America moving west-northwest near
15 kt over the past 24 hours. Wave is embedded within a surge of
moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery.
No associated deep convection.  


The monsoon trough extends across Africa into the east Tropical
Atlantic near 10N14W along 7N20W to 7N31W where the ITCZ begins
and continues along 7N41W 6N47W to near 8N53W. Clusters of
scattered moderate convection are within 90/120 nm along the
coast of Africa between 7N-11N. 



An upper ridge is anchored over the central Gulf near 23N92W
covering the Gulf west of 88W to inland over the southeast CONUS
and Mexico including the Yucatan peninsula. A surface trough,
remnants of tropical wave, is over the west Gulf from 26N95W to
the Bay of Campeche near 19N95W. Isolated showers and possible
thunderstorms are south of 27N between 93W and the coast of
Mexico. The diurnal surface trough has again developed over the
Yucatan peninsula generating scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms south 21N east of 94W to inland over Mexico and
the Yucatan. A small cutoff upper low is over the southeast of
Gulf near 23N86W with a small upper ridge over the Straits of
Florida near 24N81W covering the remainder of the Gulf. A
surface trough has developed at 25/0300 UTC extending from
24N83W through the Yucatan Channel to 19N86W generating
scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Straits of
Florida south of 24N to over Cuba between 80W-84W. A surface
ridge covers the north Gulf extending from the west Atlantic
across central Florida to a 1018 mb high near 27N88W, then
continues to 28N94W. This is giving the remainder of the Gulf
clear skies and tranquil conditions tonight. Surface ridge will
persist into early next week. The surface trough in the west
Gulf will move into Mexico by midday Saturday. 

CARIBBEAN SEA...                                              

An upper ridge over the central Gulf of Mexico covers the
Caribbean west of 84W. The small upper features over the
southeast Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida with a
surface trough extending from 19N86W through the Yucatan Channel
to 24N83W are generating scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms over the northwest Caribbean north of 20N west of
77W to over Cuba and the Yucatan. An upper trough over the west-
central Atlantic extends a trough axis across the Mona Passage
into the Caribbean along 15N73W to Central America near 14N84W
covering the remainder of the Caribbean except the southeast
Caribbean where an upper ridge covers the area anchored in the
west Tropical Atlantic. This upper ridge is advecting moisture
across the the far east Caribbean with possible isolated
showers. The monsoon trough extends from Colombia across Panama
and Costa Rica along 8N/9N generating scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms south of 13N west of 75W to inland over
Colombia to south Nicaragua. Tropical waves will move across the
south Caribbean and South America into early next week. Fresh to
strong trade winds will persist across much of the central
Caribbean into early next week. 


Isolated showers and thunderstorms that developed early this
evening are beginning to dissipate with mostly clear skies
across the Dominican Republic. The upper trough over the east
Caribbean coupled with daytime heating will continue to generate
showers and thunderstorms across the island through the weekend
especially in the afternoon and evening hours. 


An upper trough extends through a series of upper lows from the
northeast Atlantic near 32N26W to a low 30N32W, 27N56W, and
21N66W then continues as a trough through the Mona Passage and
into the Caribbean. A remnant surface trough is in the central
Atlantic extending from 30N55W along 24N51W to 19N50W with
isolated showers within 60 nm either side of the trough axis. A
second weak surface trough extends from 23N44W to 18N45W. The
remainder of the Atlantic is dominated by a surface ridge
anchored by a 1037 mb high northwest of the Azores and a ridge
axis extending through 32N58W along 28N73W across central
Florida into the Gulf of Mexico. A weak front will move into the
northwest waters early Sunday, then dissipate through Monday

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