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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
204 AM EST FRI NOV 28 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 TAFB-NWPS USED FOR WAVE PARAMETERS.
HIGH CONFIDENCE.

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA TO THE CENTRAL GULF.
LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH
SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT FRESH WINDS PREVAIL OVER THE
EASTERN GULF...EXCEPT THE FAR SE GULF WHERE FRESH TO STRONG WINDS
PREVAIL...WITH GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS OVER THE WESTERN GULF.
SEAS ARE IN THE 5-7 FT RANGE OVER THE EASTERN GULF...TO 8 FT OVER
THE FAR SE GULF...2-4 FT OVER THE NW GULF...AND 3-5 FT OVER THE SW
GULF. THE FRONT WILL SHIFT SE OF THE AREA TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS OVER THE GULF WATERS. SE RETURN FLOW WILL SET UP OVER THE
WESTERN GULF TODAY AND PREVAIL THROUGH EARLY MON. THE AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL RETREAT EASTWARD MON ENABLING A COLD FRONT TO MOVE
OFF THE TEXAS COAST MON NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM SE
LOUISIANA TO NEAR TAMPICO MEXICO TUE NIGHT.

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

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

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM WESTERN CUBA TO CENTRAL HONDURAS.
LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH
SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT STRONG TO LOCALLY NEAR GALE
WINDS W OF THE FRONT...MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS PREVAIL OVER THE
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN...AND GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS PREVAIL OVER THE
EASTERN CARIBBEAN AS WELL AS THE TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS. SEAS ARE
IN THE 8-12 FT RANGE W OF THE FRONT...5-7 FT OVER THE CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN...3-5 FT OVER THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN....AND 6-7 FT OVER
THE TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS. THE FRONT WILL STALL FROM THE
WINDWARD PASSAGE TO HONDURAS TODAY AND DISSIPATE THROUGH EARLY
SAT. WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE WESTERN WATERS WILL SLOWLY DECREASE
THROUGH SAT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS N OF THE
AREA THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS WILL TIGHTEN THE
PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN AND STRENGTHEN
TRADES BY EARLY SUN.

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

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

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM 31N66W TO EASTERN CUBA. A SECOND FRONT
EXTENDS FROM 31N72W TO SOUTH FLORIDA. LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED
WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT FRESH
TO STRONG WINDS WEST OF THE SECOND FRONT AS WELL AS S OF 25N W OF
THE FIRST FRONT. LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS PREVAIL E OF THE FIRST
FRONT. SEAS ARE IN THE 8-10 FT W OF THE SECOND FRONT...6-7 FT
ELSEWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE BAHAMAS...AND 4-6 FT W OF THE BAHAMAS.
THE SECOND FRONT WILL MERGE WITH THE FIRST FRONT TODAY. THE MERGED
FRONT WILL SHIFT EASTWARD AND EXTEND FROM 31N61W TO EASTERN CUBA
FRI NIGHT...THE FRONT OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS WILL CONTINUE
EAST OF THE AREA BY SAT NIGHT WHILE THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE
FRONT STALLS AND DISSIPATES BY SAT NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT AND PREVAIL THROUGH TUE NIGHT.

$$

.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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