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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1244 PM EST Fri Feb 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 satellite derived winds and seas along with surface observations indicate gentle to moderate winds prevail. Seas are in the 2-4 ft range over the NE Gulf, and 4-6 ft elsewhere. A weak cold front will move into the NW Gulf late Sat night, then stall and weaken from the FL panhandle to NE Mexico Sun through Mon night. High pressure will build across the region Tue.


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

Latest satellite derived winds and seas along with surface observations indicate fresh to strong winds over the central Caribbean, moderate to fresh elsewhere across the Caribbean as well as the tropical N Atlc forecast zones. Seas are in the 8-12 ft range over the central Caribbean, 5-8 ft over the eastern Caribbean, 5-7 ft over the western Caribbean, and 10 to 12 ft over the tropical N Atlc forecast zones. High pres N of the area will support fresh to strong trade winds east of 80W through tonight. Winds and seas will gradually diminish Sat through Tue night.


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

Latest satellite derived winds and seas along with surface observations indicate fresh to strong winds S of 25N, and moderate to fresh winds elasehere. Outside the Bahamas, seas are in the 8-11 ft range S of 25N, and 4-7 ft N of 25N. Seas are in the 1-3 ft range west of the Bahamas. High pressure centered near Bermuda will weaken and shift southward Sat through Mon night. A cold front will move off the SE coast of the U.S. on Mon, then become stationary along 28N through Tue, with high pressure building N of the front.

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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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