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AGXX40 KNHC 180827
MIMATS

Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
327 AM EST Mon Feb 18 2019

Marine Weather Discussion for the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea,
and Tropical North Atlantic from 07N to 19N between 55W and 64W
and the Southwest North Atlantic including the Bahamas

...GULF OF MEXICO...

A cold front extending from Marsh Island, Louisiana SW to near
Tampico, Mexico will extend from Tarpon Springs, Florida SW to
the central gulf to the Bay of Campeche late today. The front
will then lift N toward the NW Gulf states through Tue evening
before moving off the Texas coast again early Wed and stalling
over the NW Gulf through Fri. Expect fresh to strong NE-E winds
N of 22N and W of the front tonight through Tue morning. Fresh
to strong N-NE winds are expected W of the cold front on Wed.

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

Strong to near gale force winds are expected over the S central
Caribbean through late Fri, reaching minimal gale force along
the coast of Colombia at night each night through mid week.
Strong winds will expand northward to Hispaniola adjacent waters
through late today and westward past Jamaica by Tue night as
strong high pressure builds N of the area. Fresh to strong E to
SE winds are also expected across the Caribbean waters W of 85W,
including the Gulf of Honduras, through Fri. NE to E swell will
build over Atlantic waters E of the Windward and Leeward Islands
by mid week continuing through the weekend.

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

A ridge extending westward over the forecast area is
maintaining gentle to moderate wind flow across the region. A
cold front will move off the NE Florida coast this evening, then
 stall over the waters N of 27N Tue. The western part of the
front  will lift N by Tue night, while the eastern part is
forecast to  move S-SE until dissipating over the SE waters on
Thu. A ridge  will build again by mid week and will prevail
through Fri.

$$

.WARNINGS...Any changes impacting coastal NWS offices will be
coordinated through AWIPS II Collaboration Chat, or by
telephone:

.GULF OF MEXICO...
     None.

.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 early today.
     Gale Warning tonight.
     Gale Warning Tue night.
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Thu 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.nhc.noaa.gov/marine

$$

.Forecaster Christensen. National Hurricane Center.



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