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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1051 AM EST Thu Feb 27 2020

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...

The cold front has moved SE of the Gulf early this morning, leaving strong northerly winds across E and SW portions of the gulf as high pressure builds into the area. Altimeter data overnight showed seas as high as 25.5 ft in SW Gulf, and wave models 5+ ft low, suggesting peak now near 18 ft or so. Hazardous seas will gradually subside from N to S today, with tranquil conditions prevailing by Fri. A weak reinforcing cold front will sweep through the NE Gulf Fri night, bringing fresh NW winds. High pressure will shift east of the Gulf Sun, with fresh return flow increasing to strong over much of the Gulf early next week.


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

A cold front has entered the NW Caribbean overnight and extends from central Cuba to the north central coast of Honduras along 87W this morning. The front will move SE and reach from E Cuba into E Honduras by this evening, then slow and stall this weekend from Hispaniola to near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border, then dissipate early next week. Strong N winds will prevail behind the front as high pressure builds into the region, highest near the coast of Central America. NE winds may reach near gale force in the Windward Passage Mon and Mon night. Otherwise, moderate to fresh tradewinds will prevail est of the front through early Fri. Strong winds will return to offshore Colombia waters Fri night through early next week.


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

A cold front from 31N73W to central Cuba will move through the area today, reaching Bermuda to E Cuba by the evening, then slowing and gradually stalling into the weekend over the SE waters and Hispaniola. A secondary surge of high pressure and reinforcing cold front will likely sweep across northern areas Fri through Sat nights, bringing another round of strong W to NW winds. Improving conditions are expected for the start of 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... 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 Stripling. National Hurricane Center.

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