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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
322 AM EST Sun Feb 17 2019

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...

Weak ridging across the Gulf will shift E this morning ahead of a cold front moving off the Texas coast later today. The front will stall across the northern Gulf waters through Mon, lift N toward the northern Gulf states Tue, before moving off the Texas coast again Wed and stalling over the NW Gulf through late week. Expect fresh to strong easterly winds N of the front over the NW and N central Gulf Mon and Mon night.


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

Moderate to fresh winds over the central and eastern Caribbean are increasing over the southern Caribbean as high pres builds N of the area. Strong to near gale force winds are expected over the S central Caribbean tonight through Wed night, reaching minimal gale force at night Sun night through Tue night. Fresh to strong E to SE are also expected across the Caribbean waters W of 85W, including the Gulf of Honduras, through Wed night. NE to E swell over Atlantic waters E of the Windward and Leeward Islands will gradually subside through today, then will rebuild by mid week.


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

A ridge extends westward over the forecast area and is maintaining a gentle to moderate wind flow across the region. A cold front will move off the NE Florida coast late Mon, then stall over the waters N of 27N Tue. The western part of the front will lift N by late Tue, while the eastern part is forecast to remain near 27N. A ridge and southerly return flow will prevail again by mid 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 tonight. Gale Warning Mon night. GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Tue 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 Christensen. National Hurricane Center.

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