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Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)



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AXNT20 KNHC 011130
TWDAT 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
805 AM EDT SUN MAY 01 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 0600 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH
1015 UTC.

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...                                    

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS ACROSS W AFRICA INTO THE E TROPICAL
ATLC NEAR 11N15W ALONG 6N16W TO 3N19W WHERE THE ITCZ BEGINS AND
CONTINUES ALONG 4N37W TO OVER SOUTH AMERICA NEAR 2N51W.
SCATTERED MODERATE/ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS WITHIN 120/150
NM N OF ITCZ BETWEEN 20W-32W. CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED MODERATE/
ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION DOT THE AREA FROM THE EQUATOR TO 3N E
OF 27W TO ACROSS THE PRIME MERIDIAN.  

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO... 

A BROAD UPPER RIDGE COVERS THE GULF WITH AN AXIS EXTENDING FROM
E BAY OF CAMPECHE/W YUCATAN PENINSULA OVER NE FLORIDA TO JUST
OFF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL PLAIN
STATES IS SUPPORTING A COMPLEX FRONTAL SYSTEM INLAND OVER THE
CONUS FROM THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO TEXAS GENERATING
SCATTERED SHOWERS/ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS INLAND AND OVER THE NW
GULF N OF 27N W OF 92W WITH SURFACE OBSERVATIONS CONTINUE TO
REPORT PATCHES OF FOG OVER THE SAME AREA. A SURFACE TROUGH IS
OVER THE W GULF JUST OFFSHORE OF MEXICO FROM VERACRUZ TO S OF
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS. LOCALLY DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NW
GULF THROUGH THIS MORNING. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NW GULF
LATE MON AND REACH FROM PENSACOLA FLORIDA THROUGH 23N96W TO
18N95W TUE EVENING. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE
N COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
SHIFT W DURING THE EVENING HOURS THROUGH MON EVENING.

CARIBBEAN SEA...   

THE BROAD UPPER RIDGE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO COVERS THE
CARIBBEAN W OF 77W WITH AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE W ATLC DIPPING
S OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CARIBBEAN. THE UPPER TROUGH IS
GENERATING CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS/ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS N OF 13N W OF 76W TO OVER THE GREATER ANTILLES AND
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS. CARIBBEAN RADARS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY
INDICATE ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE FROM 14N-18N BETWEEN 76W-80W.
SCATTERED SHOWERS COVER THE SE CARIBBEAN SE OF LINE FROM OVER
MARTINIQUE IN THE LESSER ANTILLES TO THE GULF OF VENEZUELA.
FRESH TO STRONG SE TRADE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY MON
ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN N OF NW VENEZUELA. MODERATE TO FRESH TRADE
WINDS ARE EXPECTED N OF HONDURAS TO 18N THROUGH TUE AND
INCREASING TO STRONG EACH NIGHT THROUGH MON NIGHT.  

HISPANIOLA...        

AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE E CARIBBEAN CONTINUES TO GENERATE
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS/ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OFF THE S
COAST OF HISPANIOLA THIS MORNING. LINGERING MOISTURE WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TUE AND COUPLED WITH DAYTIME HEATING COULD
CONTINUE TO PRODUCE AFTERNOON/EVENING SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH TUE.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...         

THE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO EXTENDS OVER THE FAR W
ATLC WITH AN UPPER TROUGH COVERING THE REMAINDER OF THE W ATLC
SUPPORTING A COLD FRONT THAT ENTERS THE REGION NEAR 32N63W ALONG
29N71W TO 19N75W WHERE IT BECOMES STATIONARY BEYOND 32N79W TO
INLAND OVER SOUTH CAROLINA. A SURFACE TROUGH ALSO SUPPORTED BY
THIS UPPER TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 25N72W TO OVER HAITI NEAR 19N73W.
THE UPPER TROUGH IS GENERATING SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS/
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS FROM 18N-22N BETWEEN 52W-67W INCLUDING
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. A SECOND SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS THROUGH
32N56W TO A WEAK 1016 MB LOW NEAR 26N59W TO 22N62W. A THIRD
SURFACE TROUGH IS IN THE E ATLC EXTENDING FROM 28N36W THROUGH A
WEAK 1014 MB LOW NEAR 25N38W TO 22N40W. ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE
POSSIBLE FROM 26N-30N BETWEEN 30W-35W. THE W ATLC COLD FRONT
WILL DRIFT SE THROUGH THIS EVENING AND DISSIPATE THERE TONIGHT.
A SURFACE RIDGE WILL BUILD BEHIND THE FRONT MON STRETCHING ALONG
30N THEN BEGIN TO SHIFT E MON NIGHT AND TUE.

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

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PAW

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