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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
111 PM EST Tue Nov 13 2018

Marine Weather Discussion for the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Tropical North Atlantic from 07N to 19N between 55W and 64W and the Southwest North Atlantic including the Bahamas


...GULF OF MEXICO...

Northerly gales and building seas follow a cold front from near the Florida Big Bend to the Bay of Campeche. The gales will spread across the western and central Gulf, reaching storm force off Veracruz by this afternoon. The front will reach from near Tampa Florida to the northwest Yucatan Peninsula by late today. Winds and seas will gradually subside through late week as the front sweeps southeast of the area by late Thu. Gentle to moderate northerly flow will cover the Gulf Fri, with high pressure building across the northwest Gulf Sat.


...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W...

High pressure north of the area is supporting fresh trade winds over most of the region. A trough over the Leeward Islands will move through Puerto Rico through late today, and to the north of Hispaniola through Wed. E swell will cover the tropical north Atlantic through mid week. Strong northerly winds and building seas will follow a cold front entering the Yucatan Channel late Wed. Fresh northerly winds and seas to 8 ft will spread across the northwest Caribbean into Fri behind the front, then diminish Fri into Sat the front stalls and weakens from eastern Cuba to eastern Honduras.


...SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS...

Fresh to strong southeast winds north of 28N will diminish through today as high pressure over the western Atlc shifts eastward ahead of a cold front moving off the northeast Florida coast tonight. The front will reach from near 31N74W to the central Bahamas and central Cuba late Thu night into Fri. Meanwhile a trough along and north of the Leeward Islands will move westward through Puerto Rico today, north of Hispaniola Wed, and through the southern Bahamas by late Thu. Low pressure may form along the trough as it reaches the Bahamas then recurve northward Fri to the east of the central Bahamas ahead of the cold front, then move north of the area Sat as the cold front reaches from Bermuda to eastern Cuba.

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.WARNINGS...Any changes impacting coastal NWS offices will be coordinated through AWIPS II Collaboration Chat, or by telephone:


.GULF OF MEXICO...
.GMZ011...NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK... Gale Warning today.
.GMZ013...N CENTRAL GULF INCLUDING FLOWER GARDEN BANKS MARINE SANCTUARY... Gale Warning today.
.GMZ017...W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W... Gale Warning today into tonight.
.GMZ019...CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N BETWEEN 87W AND 94W... Gale Warning today into tonight.
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W... Storm Warning today. Gale Warning tonight into Wed.
.GMZ025...E BAY OF CAMPECHE INCLUDING CAMPECHE BANK... Gale Warning today into Wed.


.CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND 64W... None.


.SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS... None.

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*For detailed zone descriptions, please visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/abouttafbprod.shtml#OWF

Note: gridded marine forecasts are available in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/grids.php

For additional information, please visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine

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.Forecaster AL. National Hurricane Center.

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