marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 133 PM EST Tue Feb 20 2018
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...
Latest satellite derived winds along with surface observations indicate fresh to locally strong se return flow prevails. Seas are in the 6-8 ft range over much of the forecast waters...except 4-7 ft over the NE Gulf. High pressure will prevail over the forecast waters through the weekend. Fresh return flow will prevail across the basin, except to strong winds through The Straits of Florida and across central portion of the Gulf.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
Latest satellite derived winds along with surface observations indicate strong to near gale winds over the south central Caribbean, with fresh to strong winds prevailing elsewhere E of 83w and moderate to fresh winds over the western Caribbean. Seas are in the 10 to 14 ft range over the south central Caribbean, 10 to 12 ft over the north central Caribbean, and 6-8 ft over the remainder of the forecast waters. High pres across the NW Atlc will build S across the region through Wed then settle across the Bermuda area through the end of the week. Fresh to strong tradewinds will prevail across the Caribbean and tropical N Atlc waters through Thu, with winds nocturnal winds pulsing to gale force winds off of Colombia. High pres will weaken by Sat, with winds and seas diminishing.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
Latest satellite derived winds along with surface observations indicate moderate to fresh winds over the waters off the southeast United States with fresh to strong winds prevailing elsewhere. Seas are in the 6-8 ft range outside the Bahamas, and 2-4 inside the Bahamas. High pres will prevail across the forecast waters. Gentle to moderate winds will prevail N of 25n with fresh to strong winds S of 25n through Thu. NNE swell will move through waters E of 65w Wed through Sat.
.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 tonight into Wed. Gale conditions possible Wed night.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... None.
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