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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1252 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

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.

PRODUCT RELEASED EARLY FOR COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

...GULF OF MEXICO...

MODEL PREFERENCE: LATEST GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS OFFICIAL
FORECAST. TAFB NWPS USED FOR WAVE PARAMETERS. HIGH CONFIDENCE.

HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILS OVER THE GULF WATERS. LATEST SATELLITE
DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA
DEPICT GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS PREVAIL..EXCEPT OVER THE NE WATERS
WHERE LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS PREVAIL. SEAS ARE IN THE SEAS ARE IN
THE 3-5 FT RANGE OVER THE SOUTHERN WATERS...2-4 FT RANGE OVER THE
NW WATERS...AND 1-3 FT OVER THE NE WATERS. MODELS CONTINUE TO BE
IN GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
PREVAIL OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. LOCAL
EVENING TROUGHING WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NW YUCATAN EACH NIGHT.
THE TROUGHING WILL ENHANCE OVERNIGHT WINDS OFF NW YUCATAN AND IN
THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL BAY OF CAMPECHE.

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

MODEL PREFERENCE: LATEST GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS OFFICIAL
FORECAST. TAFB NWPS USED FOR WAVE PARAMETERS. HIGH CONFIDENCE.

LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH
SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS OVER
THE SOUTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WITH GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS
PREVAILING ELSEWHERE OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CARIBBEAN WATERS AS
WELL AS THE TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS. SEAS ARE IN THE 6-8 FT RANGE
OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN...4-5 FT OVER THE N CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN...5-7 FT OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN...3-5 FT OVER THE
EASTERN CARIBBEAN...AND 5-7 FT OVER THE TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS.
MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. FRESH
TO STRONG WINDS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE SOUTHERN WATERS OF THE
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN...INCREASING SOMEWHAT OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE
CARIBBEAN WATERS THROUGH MID WEEK WITH MODERATE TO LOCALLY FRESH
TRADES PREVAILING AFTERWARDS. NE SWELL OVER THE TROPICAL N ATLC
WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE...REACHING 5 TO 6 FT BY TUE.

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

MODEL PREFERENCE: LATEST GFS BLENDED WITH PREVIOUS OFFICIAL
FORECAST. TAFB NWPS USED FOR WAVE PARAMETERS. HIGH CONFIDENCE.

HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILS OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS WITH A STATIONARY
FRONT OVER THE SE WATERS ROUGHLY FROM 23N65W TO THE WINDWARD
PASSAGE. LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH
SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS E OF THE
FRONT...MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS WITHIN 90 NM W OF THE FRONT...AND
GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS ELSEWHERE OVER THE FORECAST AREA..EXCEPT
IN THE VICINITY OF THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTER NEAR 28N76W WHERE CALM
TO LIGHT WINDS PREVAIL. SEAS ARE IN THE 4-5 FT RANGE E OF THE
FRONT...6-8 FT OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE EASTERN WATERS...4-6 FT
OVER THE WESTERN WATERS OUTSIDE THE BAHAMAS...AND 1-3 FT W OF THE
BAHAMAS. MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL GENERALLY REMAIN ALONG 28N THROUGH THE PERIOD.
A COUPLE OF FRONTS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS. WINDS
MAY FRESHEN IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONT N OF 30N...BUT OTHERWISE
WILL HAVE LITTLE AFFECT ON WINDS AND SEAS.

$$

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

.GULF OF MEXICO...
     NONE.

.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 AL. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.



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