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MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
140 AM EST FRI MAR 6 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.

...GULF OF MEXICO...

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

A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM NEAR CENTRAL FLORIDA TO THE BAY OF
CAMPECHE. LATEST HIGH RESOLUTION RAPIDSCAT PASS INDICATED WINDS
REACHING STORM FORCE WINDS OVER THE FAR SW GULF WITH GALE FORCE
WINDS S OF 25N AND W OF THE FRONT. STRONG TO NEAR GALE WINDS COVER
THE REMAINDER OF THE WATERS W OF THE FRONT. LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS
PREVAIL W OF THE FRONT. SEAS ARE IN THE 14-20 FT RANGE OVER THE
AREA OF GALE AND STORM FORCE WINDS WITH 8-12 FT SEAS OVER THE
REMAINDER OF WATERS W OF THE FRONT. SEAS ARE IN THE 1-3 FT RANGE E
OF THE FRONT. THE FRONT WILL STALL LATER TODAY AND DISSIPATE
THROUGH EARLY SAT WITH A TROUGH LINGERING OVER THE SW WATERS
THROUGH SUN BEFORE DISSIPATING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL
ELSEWHERE OVER THE FORECAST WATERS THROUGH SUN NIGHT. A SECOND
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW WATERS LATE SUN NIGHT/EARLY MON.
THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO THE CENTRAL
MEXICO COAST MON NIGHT AND FROM THE FLORIDA BIG BEND TO THE BAY OF
CAMPECHE TUE EVENING.

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

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

LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS ALONG WITH
SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT MINIMAL GALE FORCE WINDS OFF
THE COAST OF COLOMBIA. FRESH TO STRONG TRADES PREVAIL OVER THE
REMAINDER OF THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN AS WELL AS THE EASTERN
CARIBBEAN AND TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS. GENTLE TO MODERATE TRADES
PREVAIL OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN. SEAS ARE IN THE 10-15 FT RANGE
OFF THE COAST OF COLOMBIA...9-13 FT OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN...7-9 FT OVER THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN AND TROPICAL
N ATLC WATERS...AND 5-7 FT OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN WATERS.
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PULSE TO MINIMAL GALE FORCE DURING THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS OFF THE COAST OF COLOMBIA THROUGH TUE NIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL PREVAIL N OF THE AREA MAINTAINING THE AREA OF
FRESH TO STRONG WINDS THROUGH SAT. THE RIDGE WILL WEAKEN SUN AND
MON WHICH WILL DECREASE COVERAGE OF THE FRESH TO STRONG WINDS OVER
THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN AND TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS DURING THIS TIME.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL START TO BUILD N OF THE AREA ONCE AGAIN MON
NIGHT AND TUE WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN TRADES OVER THE EASTERN
CARIBBEAN AND TROPICAL N ATLC WATERS.

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

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

HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE PREVAILS ROUGHLY ALONG 27N AS A COLD FRONT HAS
MOVED INTO THE NW WATERS. LATEST SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS AND SEAS
ALONG WITH SHIP...BUOY...AND CMAN DATA DEPICT MODERATE TO FRESH
WINDS OVER THE SOUTHERN WATERS...REACHING STRONG WINDS NEAR THE
APPROACH TO THE WINDWARD PASSAGE. MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS ALSO
PREVAIL W OF THE FRONT WHILE GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS PREVAIL
ELSEWHERE. SEAS ARE IN THE 6-8 FT RANGE OVER THE SOUTHERN
WATERS...4-5 FT OVER THE NORTHERN WATERS...AND 1-3 FT W OF THE
BAHAMAS. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS
MOVING E OF THE AREA BY SAT NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN PREVAIL
THROUGH MON. A SECOND FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE FAR NW WATERS BUT
WILL NOT PROGRESS VERY FAR INTO THE FORECAST AREA BEFORE
STALLING AND DISSIPATING THROUGH TUE.

$$

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

.GULF OF MEXICO...
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W...
     GALE WARNING TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

.CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN
55W AND 64W...
.AMZ031...CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN...
     GALE WARNING TONIGHT AND SAT NIGHT. GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
     SUN NIGHT INTO TUE NIGHT.

.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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