marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 304 am EDT Mon Aug 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...
A surface trough will develop along the western Yucatan Peninsula during the late afternoons, then drift westward across the southwest Gulf waters during the overnight hours dissipating along 96w during the late mornings. An east to West Ridge will extend across the Gulf waters between 26n and 27n through tonight with a surface high developing along the ridge near 27n91w on Tue. The high will meander over the western Gulf waters through Thu, as a weak trough stalls over the eastern Gulf waters, then drifts west and dissipate on Fri.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
Strong to near gale force nocturnal easterly trades expected along the northwest coast of Colombia and across the Gulf of Venezuela through the middle of the week. A tropical wave along 75w will continue west and pass through the western Caribbean by mid week. A second tropical wave will reach along 55w tonight, and pass through the east Caribbean by mid of the week. A third tropical wave in the central Atlantic along 31w will reach along 55w on Thu.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
An east to West Ridge will meander from near 30n65w to Port Canaveral Florida for the next several days. A broad north to south orientated surface trough along 73w will continue west passing through the Bahamas through Tue. Gentle to locally moderate southerly winds are expected north of ridge, a gentle northeast to east to southeast wind shift is forecast along the trough, and moderate to fresh trades are expected south of 23n, except becoming locally strong along the north coast of Hispaniola during the late afternoon into early evening hours.
.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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.Forecaster Nelson. National Hurricane Center.