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AGXX40 KNHC 160700
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Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EST Mon Dec 16 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...

Fresh to strong southerly return flow over the western Gulf will
persist through Mon. A strong cold front will move off the Texas
coast Mon night, extend from the Florida Panhandle to the Bay of
Campeche Tue, then move across the SE Gulf on Wed. Gale force
northerly winds and building seas are expected west of the front
near the coast of Mexico Tue through Wed. Winds and seas will
diminish over the central and western Gulf Thu through Fri.
Strong NE to E winds will continue over the Straits of Florida
Thu through Fri night.  

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

Fresh to strong trades and building seas will develop east of
80W overnight and persist through mid week as high pressure
builds north of the area. Winds will pulse to near gale force
speeds on Mon night near the coast of Colombia. A strong cold
front will cross the Yucatan Channel Wed, extend from western
Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras Wed night, then stall and weaken
over the NW Caribbean Thu into Thu night. Winds and seas will
gradually diminish over the NW Caribbean Fri and Fri night.
Northerly swell will maintain seas 8 ft or greater over the
Tropical N Atlantic waters through Fri.  

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

A cold front extending from 31N62W to 28N65W to 24N73W will
stall and weaken overnight into Mon across the northern waters.
A stronger cold front will move off the  southeast U.S. coast
Tue night, then extend from near 31N70W  across the NW Bahamas
to western Cuba on Wed night. Strong N to NE winds and building
seas are expected across much of the  region following frontal
passage. The front will cross the  southern Bahamas on Thu, then
stall over the central waters Thu  night through Fri night.   

$$

.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 Warning Tue into Tue night. 
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W...
     Gale Warning Tue into Tue night. 
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Wed.

.CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN
55W AND 64W...
     None.

.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 Landsea. National Hurricane Center.