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Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion (Text)



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AXPZ20 KNHC 251503
TWDEP 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                    
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                         
1605 UTC SAT APR 25 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 1200 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
1500 UTC. 

...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...              
ITCZ FROM 9N92W TO 7N100N 8N111W TO 5N120W 7N127W TO 6N140W. 
NUMEROUS STRONG CONVECTION FROM 3N-8N BETWEEN 128W-140W.

...DISCUSSION... 

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WITH AXIS FROM 32N130W TO 26N140W. A 95-
105 KT JETSTREAM SE OF THE TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 23N115W INTO 
SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA TO NORTHERN MEXICO. STRONG SUBSIDENCE 
WITH DRY AND STABLE AIR AT THE MIDDLE AND UPPER LEVELS IS N OF 
15N W OF 115W. UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENCE IS ENHANCING NUMEROUS 
STRONG CONVECTION ALONG THE ITCZ FROM 3N-8N BETWEEN 128W-140W. 
AN ANTICYCLONIC CIRCULATION IS CENTERED OVER SOUTHERN GUATEMALA 
NEAR 14N191W WITH RIDGE SW TO 10N110W.

SURFACE RIDGE IS N OF 15N W OF 108W. THE PRES GRADIENT BETWEEN 
THE RIDGE AND THE ITCZ IS SUPPORTING ELY TRADE WINDS 20-25 KT 
WITH SEAS 8-10 FT W OF A LINE FROM 24N140W TO 15N115W TO 
04N140W. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 20 KT OR LESS TUE...HOWEVER 
8-9 FT NW SWELL BE FROM 9N-17N W OF 120W.

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DGS

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