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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1241 PM EST Sun Feb 25 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 will move into the NW Gulf tonight, then stall and weaken from the FL panhandle to NE Mexico through Mon night. High pressure will build across the region Tue. Another, stronger cold front will move into the NW Gulf Wed night. Gale conditions are possible over the SW Gulf Thu afternoon and Thu night behind this front.


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

High pres N of the area will support fresh to strong trade winds east of 80W through tonight, with strongest winds over the Windward Passage and along the coast of N Colombia. Winds and seas will gradually diminish for the most part Mon, except strong winds will pulse near the Colombia coast at night through Thu night.


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

High pressure centered near 31N69W will weaken and shift southward tonight through Mon night. A cold front will move off the SE coast of the U.S. on Mon night, and reach the central Bahamas Wed evening. High pressure building N of the front Wed evening. Strong return flow will reach the zones E of 70W Thu. A stronger cold front will begin to affect waters N of 28N Thu night.

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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...
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W... GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Thu night.


.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 Formosa. National Hurricane Center.

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