marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 202 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 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...
A stationary front across the northern and western Gulf will slowly dissipate through this evening. A frontal trough will persist west of 94w through early sun. Winds and seas will diminish in the western Gulf as the front weakens. A cold front will enter the Gulf waters Sat, extend from central Florida to southern Texas sun, stall and weaken from S Florida to the Texas/Mexico border Sun night and Mon, then lift northward as a warm front early next week. Fresh to strong NE winds and building seas will occur N of this front through Sun night.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
Occasionally strong winds are expected near the Windward Passage, south of Hispaniola, and south of E Cuba through Sat. Otherwise, moderate to fresh trades will prevail across most of the region through Tue night. A tropical wave will cross the central Caribbean tonight and the western Caribbean this weekend. Another tropical wave will reach 55w late Sat and then reach the E Caribbean on sun. Southwesterly flow aloft will support numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms over the ABC Islands, the northern coast of Venezuela, and the southern Windward Islands over the next couple of days.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
The western part of a cold front extends from 27n65w to 28n81w. Fresh to strong NE winds and building seas are expected north of the front today before diminishing tonight as the front weakens. A stronger cold front will move off northern Florida Sat night, with fresh to strong NE winds and building seas expected behind the front through Mon night as the front extends from 29n65w to 25n70w to 24n80w by early Tue.
.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... None.
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