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Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Discussion

AXPZ20 KNHC 192109

Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
2205 UTC Sat Jun 19 2021

Tropical Weather Discussion for the eastern Pacific Ocean from
03.4S to 30N, east of 120W including the Gulf of California, and
from the Equator to 30N, between 120W and 140W. The following
information is based on satellite imagery, weather observations,
radar, and meteorological analysis.

Based on 1800 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
2100 UTC.


Tropical Storm Dolores has moved inland and is centered near 
20.3N 104.1W at 19/2100 UTC moving NNW at 15 kt. Estimated 
minimum central pressure is 999 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed 
is 45 kt with gusts to 55 kt. Numerous moderate to scattered 
strong convection is noted within 60 nm of the center. Scattered
moderate isolated strong convection is elsewhere from 18N to 24N
between 100W and 105W. Dolores will continue to weaken over land
and is forecast to dissipate by Sun. Impacted marine areas will
see an improvement in marine conditions through tonight. Heavy 
rains are forecast over coastal sections of the Mexican states of
Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit, and southern 
Sinaloa through the weekend, which could result in life- 
threatening flash flooding and mudslides.

Please see the latest NHC Public Advisory at and Forecast/ 
Advisory at for 
more details.


The axis of a tropical wave is near 86/87W north of 02N, moving 
west at 10 to 15 kt. Scattered moderate isolated strong 
convection is noted from 04N to 10N between 85W and 90W.


The monsoon trough extends from 09.5N85W to 15N101W to 10N110W 
to 10N133W. The ITCZ continues from 10N133W to 10N140W. Scattered
moderate to isolated strong convection is noted from 00N to 07N 
E of 85W. Scattered moderate convection is noted from 04N to 14N
between 90W and 100W. Scattered moderate isolated strong 
convection is noted from 10N to 12N between 100W and 110W, and
from 08N to 10N between 110W and 135W.


Please see the Special Features section above for information on
Tropical Storm Dolores.

Elsewhere, a surface trough extends just west of 120W. A weak 
pressure gradient prevails across the waters with gentle to 
moderate northwest winds over the forecast waters. Wave heights 
are in the 5-7 ft range. A surface ridge will build across the 
area this weekend as the trough dissipates. Mainly gentle to 
moderate northwest to north winds will prevail into Tue.

In the Gulf of California, gentle to moderate winds will 
continue along with wave heights of 3 ft or less tonight. Winds 
are forecast to increase across the north and central parts of 
the Gulf on Sun and into early next week as the pressure gradient
tightens between the ridge west of Baja California peninsula and
low pressure over north-central Mexico. Wave heights are 
expected to build to 4-5 ft across north and central portions 
with these winds. Winds and seas are expected decrease by 


Gentle to moderate SW to W winds prevail south of the monsoon 
trough, with light to gentle NE winds north of 10N and the 
monsoon trough. Seas are in the 5-7 ft range in SW swell.

Gentle to moderate southwest to west winds will continue over 
the offshore waters S of 10N, with variable winds north of 10N. 
Moderate to fresh winds will pulse in the Gulf of Papagayo 
tonight. New SW swell crossed the equatorial waters overnight 
and will reach the offshore waters tonight through Sun to raise 
seas to 6-8 ft, and continue into early next week.


A surface trough extends from 28N125W to near 23N128W. A high 
pressure ridge is across the waters west of this trough near. The
pressure gradient between this area of high pressure and lower 
pressure within the monsoon trough is supporting gentle to 
moderate winds north of the monsoon trough to near 15N and west 
of 120W. A tighter pressure gradient between the surface ridge 
and the trough is supporting fresh northerly winds north of 28N 
and west of 125W, with seas in the 8-10 ft range. Gentle to 
moderate SW winds prevail south of the monsoon trough. 

Southerly swell has propagated north of the equator. This swell 
will continue to spread north-northeastward into the weekend 
reaching as far as 17N. Wave heights generated by this swell are
expected to be in the 7-9 ft range before starting to subside 
early next week.