marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 226 PM EDT Tue Mar 19 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 stationary front extends from the Florida Straits near 25n80w to a 1013 mb low pressure located near 23n85w, then continues as a cold front to near 20n91w where it becomes stationary to the central Bay of Campeche. Strong to near gale- force N to NE winds are within about 90 nm NW of the low/front. The low will move towards the NW Bahamas this afternoon dragging the cold front, forecast to move se of the area tonight. Winds and seas will gradually diminish as the front moves se of the Gulf waters. High pressure in the wake of the front will dominate the Gulf region through Sat.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
High pressure centered over the central Atlc will continue to support fresh to strong trade winds over the south- central Caribbean through Wed night, then expect moderate to fresh winds afterwards. Otherwise, gentle to moderate winds will prevail across the remainder of the basin through Sat.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
A cold front extends from a 1015 mb low pressure centered near 30n67w to 27n72w where it becomes stationary to 25n80w. Another low pressure center, currently located over the Gulf of Mexico, will move toward the NW Bahamas this afternoon, then to near 29n67w by Wed morning. Strong to minimal gale force winds are expected on the NW semicircle of the low center Wed and Wed night over the NE corner of the forecast area. Fresh to strong winds are also expected behind the frontal boundary. NE swell behind these features will propagate mainly across the waters N of 27n through at least Thu. A reinforcing cold front will move across the northern waters Thu morning through Fri and then stall from 25n65w to the approaches of the Windward Passage on Sat morning.
.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... none.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... .amz113...Atlantic from 27n to 31n between 70w and 77w... Gale Warning Wed night. .Amz115...Atlantic from 27n to 31n between 65w and 70w... Gale Warning Wed night.
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