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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
157 AM EDT Mon Jul 23 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...

Latest surface observations indicate fresh to locally strong winds over the NE Gulf, moderate to fresh over the SW Gulf, and gentle to moderate winds elsewhere. Seas are in the 5-6 ft range over the NE Gulf, and 1-3 ft elsewhere. A cold front will move over the northern Gulf waters through Wed. The front will become stationary and weaken to a trough by Thu. Elsewhere, a surface trough will move off the Yucatan Peninsula into the Bay of Campeche each evening, accompanied by fresh nocturnal winds.


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

Latest surface observations indicate fresh to strong winds over the south central Caribbean, light to gentle winds over the western Caribbean, and moderate to fresh winds over the remainder of the Caribbean as well as the tropical N Atlc forecast zones. Seas are in the 6-8 ft range over the south central Caribbean, 3-4 ft over the western Caribbean, and 4-5 ft over the remainder of the Caribbean waters. Over the tropical N Atlc forecast zones, seas are in the 5-6 ft range. Fresh to strong winds will continue to prevail in the south- central Caribbean, with gentle to moderate winds elsewhere the next several days.


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

Latest surface observations indicate gentle to moderate winds prevail over the forecast waters. Outside the Bahamas, seas are in the 3-5 ft range. West of the Bahamas, seas are in the 1-2 ft range. A ridge of high pressure will dominate the area much of the forecast period, with a surface trough reaching the E part of the region by Thu.

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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... None.


.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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