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AGXX40 KNHC 190745
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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
245 AM EST Wed Feb 19 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...

A cold front along the Texas coast will slowly move southeastward
through tonight. Reinforcing cold air will then push the front 
quickly across the remainder of the Gulf Thu through Fri. Gale 
force conditions are possible over the offshore waters of Tampico
Fri morning, and Veracruz Fri evening. Expect strong N-NE winds 
elsewhere behind the front and building seas through early Sat. 

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

High pressure north of the area will support fresh to strong
winds across the central Caribbean through Thu, pulsing to gale
force off the coast of Colombia at night. Winds and seas will 
diminish across the Caribbean and the Tropical N Atlantic Thu 
through Fri night. A cold front in the Gulf of Mexico will reach 
the Yucatan Channel Fri night, and move across the NW Caribbean 
through Sat night. 

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

High pressure N of the area will support fresh to strong winds
in the approaches of the Windward Passage through tonight. A 
cold front moving off the SE U.S. coast today will stall near 30N
through Thu. Reinforcing cold air will push a strong cold front
across the forecast area Thu night through Sat. Near gale force 
winds are expected on both sides of the front on Fri. Winds will
gradually diminish across the region Sat and Sun. Large NE swell
is expected to impact much of the area this weekend. 

$$

.WARNINGS...Any changes impacting coastal NWS offices will be
coordinated through AWIPS II Collaboration Chat, or by
telephone:

.GULF OF MEXICO...
.GMZ017...W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W...
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Fri.
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W...
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Fri into Fri night. 

.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. 

.SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS...
     None.

$$

*For detailed zone descriptions, please visit:
www.nhc.noaa.gov/abouttafbprod.shtml#OWF

Note: gridded marine forecasts are available in the National
Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) at:
www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine/grids.php

For additional information, please visit:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/marine

$$

.Forecaster Mundell. National Hurricane Center.