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Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)



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AXPZ20 KNHC 300931
TWDEP 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                     
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                         
1005 UTC SAT MAY 30 2015

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 0600 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
0700 UTC. 

...SPECIAL FEATURE...

HURRICANE ANDRES WAS CENTERED NEAR 14.0N 115.6W AT 30/0900 UTC 
MOVING NW OR 325 DEG AT 6 KT. ESTIMATED MINIMAL CENTRAL PRESSURE 
WAS 978 MB. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED INCREASED TO 80 KT WITH 
GUSTS TO 100 KT. NUMEROUS MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION WAS 
WITHIN 90 NM OF THE CENTER OF ANDRES WITH SCATTERED MODERATE 
CONVECTION FOUND ELSEWHERE N OF 07N TO A LINE FROM 18N110W TO 
11N119W BETWEEN 110W AND 119W. ANDRES IS FORECAST TO TAKE A W-NW 
TURN BY TONIGHT. AFTERWARD...ANDRES IS EXPECTED TO STEADILY 
WEAKEN THROUGH MON MORNING AS IT MOVES OVER COOLER WATERS. 
SWELLS GENERATED BY ANDRES COULD IMPACT THE COAST OF MEXICO 
BETWEEN CABO CORRIENTES AND LOS CABOS BY THIS EVENING... 
SPREADING ALONG THE COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA ON SUN. REFER TO 
LATEST NHC PUBLIC/FORECAST ADVISORIES UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS 
MIATCPEP1/MIATCMEP1 AND WTPZ31/WTPZ21 KNHC FOR MORE DETAILS.  

...TROPICAL WAVES/LOWS...

A TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 10N TO 16N ALONG 102W. THE WAVE IS 
SLOWING AS IT ENCOUNTERS THE BROADER CYCLONIC CIRCULATION 
ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE ANDRES. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION 
WAS WITHIN 210 NM EITHER SIDE OF THE WAVE FROM 10N-14N. STRONG 
UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HURRICANE ARE CURRENTLY 
INHIBITING INTENSIFICATION...BUT THEY ARE FORECAST TO WEAKEN 
ALLOWING CONDITONS TO BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE 
DEVELOPMENT BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO FORM 
ALONG THE LOW BY EARLY SUN...WITH WINDS AND SEAS INCREASING TO 
THE ADVISORY THRESHOLDS OF 20-25 KT AND 8 FT...RESPECTIVELY...BY 
SUN AFTERNOON. 

A 1010 MB LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS ANALYZED NEAR 06N91W WITH A 
TROUGH EXTENDING NORTHWARD TO 11N19W. SCATTERED MODERATE WITH 
ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION WAS BETWEEN 60 NM AND 240 NM SW 
QUADRANT OF THE LOW. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO ENCOUNTER 
INCREASING NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS. THIS 
SHOULD INHIBIT FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM AS IT TRACKS 
NW AROUND 10-15 KT. 

...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH AXIS WAS ANALYZED FROM 10N119W TO 07N125W TO 
10N135W TO LOW PRES NEAR 10N138W 1010 MB TO 09N140W. SCATTERED 
MODERATE WITH ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION WAS S OF THE AXIS TO 
02N BETWEEN 119W-136W. SCATTERED MODERATE WITH ISOLATED STRONG 
CONVECTION WAS WITHIN 180 NM W QUADRANT OF THE LOW PRES SYSTEM 
NEAR 10N138W. THIS LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE W-SW AROUND 5 KT OVER 
THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

...DISCUSSION...

A DEEP-LAYERED LOW CENTERED NE OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS HAS 
TURNED NEGATIVE TILT ALOFT AND REFLECTS A FRONT AT THE SURFACE 
FROM 1013 MB LOW PRESSURE NEAR 36N140W TO 36N133W TO 30N134W TO 
26N140W. THE FRONT WILL WEAKEN AS IT SLOWLY PROGRESSES 
SOUTHEASTWARD...DISSIPATING FROM 32N129W TO 23N140W EARLY MON 
MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE FRONT. WINDS 
AND SEAS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW 20-25 KT AND 8 FT...RESPECTIVELY.

THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE TO THE N AND 
THE AFOREMENTIONED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG THE MONSOON TROUGH 
NEAR 10N138W IS MAINTAINING AN AREA OF NE-E 20-25 KT TRADES 
WITHIN 330 NM N AND NW QUADRANTS OF THE LOW WITH COMBINED SEAS 
TO 9 FT. THESE WINDS WERE CAPTURED BY THE 0508 UTC RAPIDSCAT AND 
0300 UTC WINDSAT PASSES. THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE TO THE N WILL 
CONTINUE TO WEAKEN AS THE FRONT INFRINGES UPON IT FROM THE W 
THIS WEEKEND. THESE CONDITIONS WILL SLACKEN THE PRESSURE 
GRADIENT AND CAUSE WINDS TO DIMINISH BELOW A FRESH TO STRONG 
BREEZE LATER TODAY. THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE WILL REBUILD FROM THE 
W BY MON AS THE FRONT TO THE N DISSIPATES. AT THE SAME TIME... 
THE LOW WILL APPROACH THE WESTERN BORDER OF THE AREA. 
STRENGTHENING TRADES NEAR THE LOW SHOULD LIE PRIMARILY W OF THE 
FORECAST AREA.

A NEW BATCH OF LONG PERIOD SW SWELL IS FORECAST TO CROSS THE 
EQUATOR OVER CENTRAL WATERS SUN. PERIODS WILL BE IN THE 19-21 
SECOND RANGE ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS SWELL TRAIN. SEAS ARE 
EXPECTED TO BUILD TO 9 FT PRIMARILY IN WATERS S OF 04N BETWEEN 
110W-125W BY EARLY MON MORNING. 

GAP WINDS...                                                    
GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...THE GRADIENT BETWEEN RIDGING OVER NE 
MEXICO AND LOWER PRESSURE BOTH TO THE S IN THE DEEP TROPICS OF 
THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND TO THE E ASSOCIATED WITH NOCTURNAL 
TROUGHING MOVING W OFF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA EACH NIGHT WILL 
ALLOW FRESH TO STRONG GAP WINDS TO PULSE IN THE GULF OF 
TEHUANTEPEC WITH THE HELP OF NOCTURNAL DRAINAGE FLOW EARLY SUN 
AND EARLY MON WITH SEAS TO 7-9 FT.

$$ 
SCHAUER

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