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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
349 AM EST Thu Feb 22 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...

A weak cold front across the Texas coastal waters will stall this morning before moving back inland this afternoon. Strong high pressure across the W Atlc will maintain a ridge extending W across the Gulf coast states to produce fresh return flow across most of the basin, except strong winds through the Straits of Florida and across central portion of the Gulf. A weak cold front will drift into the Texas coastal waters early Sun and stall there through Sun before moving SE and reaching FL Panhandle to Veracruz Mexico Mon afternoon.


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

Strong high pres across the NW Atlc will dominate the region as it settles across the Bermuda area through the end of the week. Fresh to strong tradewinds will prevail across the Caribbean and Tropical N Atlc waters through Thu, with nocturnal winds pulsing to gale force winds off of Colombia. High pres will weaken through the weekend into early next week, leading to diminishing winds and seas.


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

W Atlc ridge will persist along 33N today then drift SW and slowly weaken through the weekend. Gentle to moderate winds will prevail N of 25N with fresh to strong winds S of 25N through Thu. NNE swell will move through waters E of 65W through Fri night. A weak cold front may move off the NE Florida coast early next week.

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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...
.AMZ031...CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN... Gale Warning early today into tonight. GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Fri night.


.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 Stripling. National Hurricane Center.

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