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Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion



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AXPZ20 KNHC 271504
TWDEP 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                    
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                         
1605 UTC WED AUG 27 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 1200 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
1500 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...                                           

HURRICANE MARIE WAS CENTERED NEAR 22.3N 123.7W 980 MB AT 1500 
UTC AUG 27 MOVING WNW OR 290 DEG AT 12 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED 
WINDS 65 KT GUSTS 80 KT. CONVECTION CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AND 
SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION IS NOW LIMITED TO WITHIN 
180 NM SE SEMICIRCLE. SEAS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE AS HIGH AS 32 FT 
WITHIN 75 NM IN THE NE QUADRANT OF MARIE. LARGE AND POWERFUL 
WAVES WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF SW MEXICO W OF 100W 
SPREADING NORTHWARD ALONG THE COAST INCLUDING THE SOUTHERN 
PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND INTO THE SOUTHERN 
GULF OF CALIFORNIA. LARGE SWELL FROM MARIE IS NOW AFFECTING THE 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS 
SURF...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING...AND BEACH EROSION LIKELY. MARIE 
WILL CONTINUE ITS WEAKENING TREND AS THE SYSTEM MOVES NW OVER 
COOLER WATERS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SEE LATEST NHC FORECAST/ 
ADVISORY UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS MIATCMEP3/WTPZ23 KNHC FOR MORE 
DETAILS ON MARIE...AND THE LOCAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORECAST 
OFFICES FOR MORE ON IMPACTS FROM SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH MARIE.

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

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 09N83W TO 08N99W TO 12N110W. 
SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION WAS NOTED FROM 05N 
TO 08N BETWEEN 80W AND 85W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG 
CONVECTION WAS NOTED WITHIN 210 NM N AND 60 NM S OF TROUGH AXIS 
BETWEEN 87W AND 93W. SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED STRONG 
CONVECTION WAS NOTED WITHIN 60 NM S OF TROUGH BETWEEN 95W AND 
100W. 

...DISCUSSION...    

THE REMNANT LOW OF LOWELL IS CENTERED NEAR 29N138W WITH A SEA 
LEVEL PRESSURE OF 1008 MB. LOWELL IS STILL PRODUCING AN AREA OF 
FRESH TO STRONG WINDS OVER THE FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 180 NM NE 
QUADRANT WITH SEAS 10 TO 11 FT. THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT 
CONVECTION ASSOCIATED WITH LOWELL. LOWELL WILL CONTINUE TO 
WEAKEN WHILE MOVING WESTWARD AND MOVE W OF THE AREA THU.

THE REMNANT LOW OF KARINA IS CENTERED NEAR 15N126W WITH A 
PRESSURE OF 1006 MB. THERE IS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF CONVECTION 
WITHIN 60 NM SE QUADRANT OF KARINA. THE REMNANT LOW WILL 
CONTINUE TO DISSIPATE TODAY AND THE CIRCULATION WILL BECOME 
ABSORBED INTO THE LARGE CIRCULATION AROUND MARIE. 

MIXED SWELLS IN EXCESS OF 8 FT WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE 
MAJORITY OF THE WATERS W OF 110W THROUGH THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS A 
RESULT OF SWELL PROPAGATING AWAY FROM MARIE INTERACTING WITH 
SWELL THAT HAD BEEN GENERATED BY LOWELL AND KARINA. 
MEANWHILE...THE WATERS E OF 105W WILL BE COMPARATIVELY MORE 
TRANQUIL WITH GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS AND 4 TO 6 FT SEAS 
EXPECTED.

$$
AL



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