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Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)



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AXPZ20 KNHC 231543
TWDEP 

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1349 UTC Fri Jun 23 2017

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 1200 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
1500 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...

Shower and thunderstorm activity has begun to show signs of organization
in association with a broad area of low pressure located a few 
hundred miles south-southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. Environmental
conditions appear conducive for development, and there is a
medium chance this system will become a tropical depression by 
early next week while it moves slowly west-northwestward 
parallel to the coast of Mexico. 

The main impacts over the next several days will include heavy
rainfall along the coast and inland between Puerto Angel and 
Cabo Corrientes, along with strong winds and building seas
offshore. 

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

The monsoon trough extends from 08N78W to the developing low
pressure near 13N97W to 08N125W. The intertropical convergence
zone reaches from 08N125W to beyond 06N140W. Scattered moderate
to isolated strong convection is noted from 09N to 14.5N between
92W and 100W. Scattered moderate convection within 60 nm south of
axis between 115W and 120W. Scattered moderate within 60 nm south
of axis between 135W and 140W.

...DISCUSSION...   

OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF MEXICO...

Weak 1015 mb high pressure remains centered near 26N122W. Ship
observations indicate moderate to occasionally fresh northerly 
wind between the high pressure and the coast of Baja California
Norte and the resident surface trough over the Gulf of
California. A negatively tilted upper trough is migrating across
the waters off Baja California Norte as well, supporting a few
rare thunderstorms off Punta Eugenia overnight. Northerly swell
to 8 ft had been moving into this same area but has been 
decaying since yesterday with 5 to 7 ft. Gentle to moderate 
northerly flow will persist off Baja California Sur with 4 to 6 
ft seas. Gentle to moderate southerly breezes will persist over
the Gulf of California with slight seas.

See Special Features for more information on developing low
pressure southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. 

OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF CENTRAL AMERICA, COLOMBIA, AND 
WITHIN 750 NM OF ECUADOR... 

Gentle to moderate southwest to west winds are expected across 
most of the region during the forecast period, with the exception
of mainly S winds between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 
Seas will subside to 4-5 ft during into early next week. 

REMAINDER OF THE AREA...

A surface trough is digging into the region north of 28N between
125W and 130W. Moderate to fresh northwest winds are noted in 
recent scatterometer data between the trough and high pressure 
farther west. Otherwise weak high pressure is supporting gentle
northeast winds across the area north of the convergence zone.
Altimeter satellite data shows northerly swell of 8 to 12 ft
north of 20N west of 120W, and 6 to 8 ft farther south. Seas 
will gradually subside through the upcoming weekend.

$$
Christensen

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