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Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion



000
AXPZ20 KNHC 302159
TWDEP 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                      
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                         
2205 UTC THU JUL 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 1800 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
2145 UTC. 

...SPECIAL FEATURES...                                           

THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GUILLERMO AT 30/2100 UTC WAS NEAR 
9.8N 128.4W 1001 MB...MOVING WNW OR 295 DEG AT 12 KT. MAXIMUM 
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 50 KT WITH GUSTS TO 60 KT. 
GUILLERMO CONTINUES TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED AS IT REMAINS IN 
AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE FOR FURTHER STRENGTHENING AND IS 
FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE ON FRI. NUMEROUS STRONG 
CONVECTION WAS NOTED WITHIN 90 NM OF THE CENTER. ELSEWHERE 
SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION WAS NOTED WITHIN 180 TO 
300 NM IN THE N QUADRANT...AND WITHIN 240 NM IN THE SW QUADRANT. 
 PLEASE READ THE LATEST NHC FORECAST/ADVISORY UNDER AWIPS/WMO 
HEADER MIATCMEP4/WTPZ24 KNHC FOR MORE DETAILS. 

THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE EIGHT-E HAS MOVED WEST OF 
THE AREA. THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CONTINUES TO WEAKEN 
SLOWLY...WITH THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TO THE NORTH INDUCED 
BY THE NE PACIFIC RIDGE MAINTAINING A BROAD ZONE OF 20-
25...LOCALLY 30 KT WINDS AND SEAS TO 11 FT OVER THE FORECAST 
WATERS FROM 17N TO 24N W OF 132W. THESE WINDS AND SEAS ARE 
EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE AND MOVE W OF THE AREA OVERNIGHT OR EARLY 
FRI.  

...TROPICAL WAVES...

TROPICAL WAVE ALONG 92W N OF 09N MOVING WEST 15 KT. THE 
CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAVE IS DESCRIBED 
IN THE MONSOON TROUGH SECTION.

TROPICAL WAVE ALONG 105W FROM 05N TO 14N MOVING WEST 15 KNOTS. 
CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAVE IS DESCRIBED 
IN THE MONSOON TROUGH SECTION.

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

MONSOON TROUGH FROM 10N85W TO 08N95W TO 06N110W. SCATTERED 
MODERATE TO STRONG FROM 09N TO 14N BETWEEN 100W AND 104W...AND 
FROM 08N TO 11N BETWEEN 88W AND 95W. SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED 
STRONG ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM OF AXIS E OF 110W. 

...DISCUSSION...

A WEAKENED SURFACE RIDGE CENTERED ACROSS THE NE PACIFIC EXTENDS 
SE INTO THE AREA AND PASSES THROUGH 30N134W TO 21N113W. THE 
SLACKENED PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE RIDGE AND THE TYPICAL 
TROUGH THAT IS SEEN ALONG BAJA CALIFORNIA HAS ALLOWED NW WINDS 
TO SUBSIDE DURING THE PAST 12-24 HOURS TO THE 10-15 KT RANGE 
WITHIN ABOUT 180 NM W OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA WITH 
RESULTANT SEAS OF 5 TO 6 FT. THE RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY 
STRENGTHEN ACROSS THIS REGION BEGINNING TONIGHT...WITH THE NWLY 
FLOW SLOWLY INCREASING OFFSHORE OF THE BAJA PENINSULA...POSSIBLY 
REACHING 20 KT WITH POCKETS TO 25 KT LATE FRI AFTERNOON AND 
EVENING...WITH SEAS BUILDING 6-8 FT.

AS MENTIONED ABOVE...THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT THAT EXISTS 
BETWEEN THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AND LOWER SURFACE PRESSURES 
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT-E IS RESULTING A  
SWATH OF 20 TO 30 KT TRADE WINDS IN THE FAR WESTERN PART OF THE 
AREA FROM 17N TO 24N AND TO THE WEST OF 132W. THE WINDS WILL 
GRADUALLY MOVE W OF THE AREA BY FRI...BEFORE FRESHENING AGAIN S 
OF 20N ON FRI AS GUILLERMO CONTINUES WNW AND TRACK W OF 130W. 

GAP WINDS...                                                    
THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO...STRONG TRADE WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN 
CARIBBEAN CONTINUE TO FUNNEL ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF 
CENTRAL AMERICA AND SPILL ACROSS THE PACIFIC COASTAL WATERS THAT 
ARE TO THE EAST OF 90W. THE WINDS IN THIS AREA HAVE INCREASED  
AGAIN OVERNIGHT TO 20-25 KT ACROSS THE NICARAGUAN COASTAL WATERS 
IN THE LEE OF LAKES NICARAGUA AND MANAGUA...WILL DIMINISH BY 
LATE AFTERNOON...AND THEN INCREASE AGAIN TO AROUND 20 KT WITH 
ISOLATED AREAS TO 25 KT FRIDAY NIGHT. SEAS DOWNWIND OF THIS 
REGION WILL FLUCTUATE AT 6 TO 8 FT OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

A NARROW PLUME OF NORTHERLY WINDS HAS DECREASED IN THE GULF OF 
TEHUANTEPEC LEAVING A SWATH OF 8 FT SEAS. THE SEAS WILL SUBSIDE 
TO LESS THAN 8 FT TONIGHT. THE NEXT PULSE WILL OCCUR FRI NIGHT 
INTO SAT WITH NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KT AND SEAS TO 8 FT 
EXPECTED.

$$ 
COBB


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