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Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion



000
AXPZ20 KNHC 202045
TWDEP 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                      
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                         
2205 UTC SAT SEP 20 2014

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN FROM 
THE EQUATOR TO 32N...EAST OF 140W. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS 
BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND 
METEOROLOGICAL ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 1800 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
2015 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...

TROPICAL STORM POLO IS CENTERED NEAR 21.2N 109.4W AT 20/2100 UTC 
OR ABOUT 105 NM S-SE OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA 
MOVING NW AT 7 KT. ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1002 MB. 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED IS 40 KT WITH GUSTS 50 KT. 
SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS WITHIN 75 NM 
OF LINE FROM 18N109W TO 22N111W. ON THIS FORECAST TRACK POLO 
WILL PASS S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA 
LATER TODAY OR EARLY SUN. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST PUBLIC ADVISORY 
UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS MIATCPEP2/WTPZ32 KNHC AND FORECAST 
ADVISORY UNDER HEADERS MIATCMEP2/WTPZ22 KNHC FOR ADDITIONAL 
DETAILS. 

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...         
MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 10N86W ALONG 11N92W TO 8N109W THEN 
RESUMES NEAR 16N121W ALONG 12N130W TO 12N140W. SCATTERED 
MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS N OF 4N TO OVER PANAMA 
BETWEEN 78W-82W...N OF 6N TO MONSOON TROUGH BETWEEN 85W-108W... 
AND FROM 7N-10N BETWEEN 108W-113W. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION 
IS FROM MONSOON TROUGH TO 13N BETWEEN 86W-97W. 

...DISCUSSION...                                                 

BENIGN UPPER LEVEL FEATURES COVER THE AREA W OF 115W WITH STRONG 
SUBSIDENCE WITH DRY AND STABLE AIR AT THE MID/UPPER LEVELS N OF 
25N W OF 115W AND FROM 14N-25N W OF 120W. 

A SURFACE RIDGE COVERS THE AREA N OF 20N W OF 125W WITH A RIDGE 
AXIS EXTENDING THROUGH 32N140W TO 23N125W. THIS RIDGE IS 
MAINTAINING MODERATE TRADE WINDS ACROSS THE TROPICS N OF THE 
MONSOON TROUGH.

SWELLS GENERATED BY POLO WILL AFFECT THE SOUTHERN BAJA 
CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND THE SOUTHERN GULF OF CALIFORNIA TODAY. 
THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP 
CURRENT CONDITIONS. RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH POLO COULD RESULT 
IN LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES OVER EXTREME 
SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA.

$$
PAW



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