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Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)



000
AXPZ20 KNHC 240216
TWDEP 

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
0216 UTC Fri Mar 24 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 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
0200 UTC.

...DISCUSSION...   

OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF MEXICO...

In the Gulf of Tehuantepec, the pressure gradient combined with 
nocturnal drainage flow will continue to support a pulse of fresh
to strong northerly winds through Friday morning. Seas will 
build to 8 ft Friday morning.

Elsewhere, a dissipating cold front moving across the Baja 
California Peninsula will continue SE dissipating tonight into
early Friday. High pressure building behind the front will 
support fresh to strong NW to N flow across the central and
southern Gulf of California through early Friday. NW swell of 
8-10 ft is following the front as well off the coast of Baja 
California, reaching the Revillagigedo Islands. Winds will 
diminish across the area as the gradient relaxes through 
Saturday, along with swell subsiding below 8 ft. 

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

High pressure will prevail across the NW Caribbean and Gulf of 
Mexico allowing for the continuation of fresh to strong gap 
winds across the Gulf of Papagayo through early Saturday with 
seas to 8 ft. Winds will then pulse to fresh thereafter.

Elsewhere, light to gentle winds and combined seas of 3-5 ft are
expected to continue the next several days, except in the Gulf 
of Panama where they will pulse to fresh breeze levels through 
the end of this week.

REMAINDER OF THE AREA...

NW swell in the 8-10 ft range associated with a decayed frontal
boundary will subside through Friday night. A new cold front is 
forecast to reach the NW portion of the discussion area early 
Friday morning followed by a new round of NW swell. Yet another
cold front may arrive by Sunday afternoon, moving across the NW 
portion of the discussion waters through early next week. 

Farther south, combined seas in the 8-10 ft range cover the 
waters along and north of the ITCZ where trades are pulsing to
fresh to strong around a ridge of high pressure anchored by a
1026 mb high located at 29N125W.

$$
LEWITSKY



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