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Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion



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AXPZ20 KNHC 280835
TWDEP 

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1005 UTC Sat Mar 28 2020

Tropical Weather Discussion for the eastern Pacific Ocean from
the Equator to 32N, east of 140W. The following information is
based on satellite imagery, weather observations, radar, and
meteorological analysis.

Based on 0600 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 
0830 UTC.

...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...

A surface trough extends from 07N82W to 06N93W. The ITCZ 
continues from 06N93W to 05N140W. Scattered moderate convection 
is noted within 60 nm either side of a line from 05N123W to 
08N132W to 08N140W.

OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF MEXICO...

High pressure west of Baja California will maintain moderate to 
fresh NW winds west of Baja California through Sun, except fresh 
to strong south of Punta Eugenia this morning. Fresh to strong 
NW winds are expected in the southern half of the Gulf of 
California today. Winds will diminish early next week as the 
area of high pressure weakens. Gentle W to NW winds will 
dominate the waters between Cabo Corrientes and Tehuantepec 
through Sun. 

OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF CENTRAL AMERICA, COLOMBIA, AND 
WITHIN 750 NM OF ECUADOR... 

High pressure north of the western Caribbean will maintain 
pulses of moderate to fresh NE to E winds in the Gulf of 
Papagayo region through Sun. Light to gentle winds are expected 
elsewhere across the offshore waters, except for the Gulf of 
Panama, where moderate northerly winds will pulse each night 
this weekend.

REMAINDER OF THE AREA...

A broad ridge extends from high pressure centered near 30N136W 
to near the Revillagigedo Islands. The gradient between the 
ridge and lower pressures in the vicinity of the ITCZ is 
supporting fresh to strong trade winds N of the ITCZ to near 25N 
west of 115W. The area of fresh to strong winds will continue 
through early next week, before high pressure weakens and winds 
diminish. Seas in the 8 to 12 ft range will prevail over this 
region of fresh to strong trades. Seas will start to diminish by 
early next week.

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Mundell