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AGXX40 KNHC 221900
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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN
SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN 55W AND
64W...AND THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS.

...GULF OF MEXICO...

MODEL PREFERENCE: LATEST GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS/OFFICIAL
FORECAST. LATEST MWW3 USED FOR WAVE HEIGHTS. HIGH CONFIDENCE.

A WARM FRONT EXTENDS FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO HOUSTON TEXAS
WILL BECOME DIFFUSE LATER TODAY. SOUTHERLY RETURN FLOW WILL
INTENSIFY TONIGHT AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO ENTER
THE NW GULF EARLY TUE. THE FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM SE LOUISIANA TO
THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE TUE NIGHT...FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
TO THE EASTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE WED...AND MOVE EAST OF AREA WED
NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED WEST OF THE FRONT TUE NIGHT
AND WED. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.

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

MODEL PREFERENCE: GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS/OFFICIAL FORECAST.
MWW3 USED FOR WAVE HEIGHTS. HIGH CONFIDENCE.

.FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN THROUGH THE WEEK. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
MOVE INTO THE NW CARIBBEAN WED NIGHT...EXTEND FROM WESTERN CUBA TO
THE GULF OF HONDURAS THU...THEN STALL FROM CENTRAL CUBA TO THE
GULF OF HONDURAS THU NIGHT. STRONG NW TO N WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS
ARE EXPECTED W OF THE FRONT.

...SW N ATLANTIC S OF 31N W OF 55W INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS...

MODEL PREFERENCE: GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS/OFFICIAL FORECAST.
MWW3 USED FOR WAVE HEIGHTS. HIGH CONFIDENCE.

WEAK WARM FRONT OFF NE FLORIDA WILL MOVE N OF THE AREA LATER
TODAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE NW WATERS TUE NIGHT
AND WED AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING INTO THE AREA WED
NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM 31N75W TO W CUBA THU...FROM
31N70W TO CENTRAL CUBA THU NIGHT...AND FROM 30N65W TO CENTRAL CUBA
FRI NIGHT. FRESH TO STRONG NW WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED
BEHIND THE FRONT.

$$

.WARNINGS...ANY CHANGES IMPACTING COASTAL NWS OFFICES WILL BE
COORDINATED THROUGH AWIPS 12 PLANET CHAT OR BY TELEPHONE:

.GULF OF MEXICO...
.GMZ011...NW GULF INCLUDING STETSON BANK...
     GALE WARNING TUE NIGHT.
.GMZ017...W CENTRAL GULF FROM 22N TO 26N W OF 94W...
     GALE WARNING TUE NIGHT.
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT.
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W...
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUE NIGHT INTO 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:
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.HURRICANE WARNINGS.GOV/MARINE

$$

.FORECASTER DGS. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.


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