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AXNT20 KNHC 241030
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TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
805 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR NORTH AMERICA...CENTRAL
AMERICA...GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN SEA...NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
SOUTH AMERICA...AND ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE AFRICAN COAST FROM THE
EQUATOR TO 32N. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS BASED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND METEOROLOGICAL
ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 0600 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH
1015 UTC.

...TROPICAL WAVES...

A TROPICAL WAVE IS OFF THE AFRICAN EXTENDING FROM 11N32W TO
2N34W MOVING W AT 15 KT. SSMI TPW IMAGERY SHOWS ABUNDANT LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE AROUND THE WAVE WHILE A LARGE AREA OF DRY AIR AND
DUST IS N OF THE WAVE. WIDELY SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS
FROM 4N-7N BETWEEN 30W-35W.

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS ACROSS AFRICA INTO THE TROPICAL
ATLANTIC NEAR 11N15W TO 7N19W. THE ITCZ EXTENDS FROM 7N19W TO
5N32W. THE ITCZ RESUMES W OF THE TROPICAL WAVE AT 5N35W TO THE
COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA NEAR 2N50W. BESIDES THE CONVECTION
MENTIONED IN THE TROPICAL WAVE SECTION...SCATTERED MODERATE
CONVECTION IS OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA FROM 1N-3N BETWEEN 0W-5W
...FROM 4N-7N BETWEEN 12W-14W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED
STRONG CONVECTION IS FROM 4N-7N BETWEEN 25W-30W. ISOLATED
MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 4N-7N BETWEEN 35W-52W.

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...

A LARGE 1030 MB HIGH IS CENTERED OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA AT
38N71W PRODUCING 10-20 KT SW RETURN FLOW OVER THE GULF OF
MEXICO. STRONGEST WINDS ARE ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTH TEXAS WHERE
A SQUALL LINE EXTENDS FROM 28N96W TO 26N97W. SCATTERED MODERATE
TO STRONG CONVECTION IS FROM 24N-30N BETWEEN 95W-100W. THE
REMAINDER OF THE GULF OF MEXICO HAS MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER. THE
GOES IFR PROBABILITY IMAGERY ALSO SHOWS THE GULF IS PRESENTLY
VOID OF ANY IFR FOG OR STRATUS. IN THE UPPER LEVELS... AN UPPER
LEVEL RIDGE IS OVER THE GULF WITH AXIS ALONG 88W. SIGNIFICANT
UPPER AIR MOISTURE IS OVER THE GULF EXCEPT OVER THE STRAITS OF
FLORIDA WHERE STRONG SUBSIDENCE PERSISTS. EXPECT OVER THE NEXT
24 HOURS FOR SURFACE RETURN FLOW TO PERSIST WITH STRONGER WINDS
OVER THE WESTERN GULF AND BAY OF CAMPECHE. ALSO EXPECT THE
CONVECTION OVER TEXAS TO MOVE E TO ARKANSAS... LOUISIANA...AND
THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO.

CARIBBEAN SEA...

10-30 KT TRADEWINDS ARE OVER THE CARIBBEAN SEA WITH STRONGEST
WINDS ALONG THE N COAST OF COLOMBIA AND WEAKEST WINDS ALONG THE
S COAST OF CUBA. A 1008 MB LOW IS CENTERED OVER N COLOMBIA NEAR
9N74W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS
INLAND OVER NW COLOMBIA...E PANAMA...AND COSTA RICA. SCATTERED
SHOWERS ARE OVER HONDURAS...AND THE GULF OF HONDURAS. IN THE
UPPER LEVELS...MOSTLY ZONAL FLOW IS OVER THE CARIBBEAN SEA.
UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE IS OVER CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE W
CARIBBEAN. STRONG SUBSIDENCE IS OVER THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN
AROUND JAMAICA. EXPECT LITTLE CHANGE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

...HISPANIOLA...

SCATTERED SHOWERS LINGER OVER HISPANIOLA. EXPECT SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORM AGAIN SUN ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
DUE TO OROGRAPHIC LIFTING AND DAYTIME HEATING.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...

A QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT OVER THE W ATLANTIC EXTENDS FROM 31N70W
TO 28N79W. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE WITHIN 45 NM OF THE FRONT. A
1034 MB HIGH IS OVER THE E ATLANTIC NEAR 42N31W WITH SURFACE
RIDGING OVER THE E ATLANTIC N OF 20N E OF 45W. NEAR GALE FORCE
WINDS...OR BEAUFORT SCALE 6...ARE OVER THE CANARY ISLANDS
BETWEEN ISLANDS. OF NOTE IN THE UPPER LEVELS...AN UPPER LEVEL
LOW IS CENTERED OVER THE W ATLANTIC NEAR 25N60W. ISOLATED
MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 22N-26N BETWEEN 57W-60W. ANOTHER
LARGE UPPER LEVEL LOW IS CENTERED OVER THE E ATLANTIC NEAR
30N40W. EXPECT IN 24 HOURS FOR A COLD FRONT TO DIP INTO THE
CENTRAL ATLANTIC FROM 31N58W TO 29N70W WITH SHOWERS AND
CONVECTION.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/MARINE

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