Atlantic & Caribbean Outlook

National Hurricane Center Miami

        
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MIMATS

Marine Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1232 AM EST Tue Jan 23 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 convective cold front currently extending SW from the Florida 
Panhandle to near Veracruz Mexico will reach from SW Florida to 
the Bay of Campeche where it will become stationary NW to near 
22N98W by late this afternoon. The stationary front will meander 
across the SW Gulf through Fri night, then lift N as a warm 
front on Sat. Minimal gale conditions are forecast over the SW 
Gulf waters near Veracruz, Mexico late this afternoon, then 
develop again late Wed and continuing through Wed evening. 
Strengthening high pressure in the wake of the front will 
produce strong to near gale force northerly winds across the 
southern Gulf waters on Thu, with these conditions shifting 
across the E Gulf on Fri and Sat.

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

Nocturnal near gale force to minimal gale force trades are 
forecast along the the NW coast of Colombia through Sat night.
A cold front will move SE across the Yucatan Basin on Tue night, 
and stall and gradually dissipate from Central Cuba to Northern 
Belize on Wed through Fri. Strengthening post-frontal high 
pressure will produce fresh to strong NE winds across the 
Caribbean W of 70W during mid week, with these conditions 
spreading E across the NE Caribbean late in the week. Moderate 
to fresh trades will continue across the tropical Atlc waters E 
of the Windwards through Fri, with fresh to strong NE flow 
forecast on Fri night through Sat night.
  
...SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS...

A cold front will move off the NE Florida coast this afternoon, 
reach a position from near 31N69W to the Straits of Florida late 
Wed, reach a position from Bermuda to Central Cuba late Thu, 
extend from 24N65W to the N-Central Cuba late Fri, then stall E 
to W along 21N on Fri night through Sat night. Strengthening 
high pressure in the wake of this front will produce strong NE 
winds W of the front on Thu evening into Fri, with strong to 
near gale force NE to E winds expected across the entire 
forecast waters S of 29N on Fri, and to the S of 27N on Sat.

$$

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

.GULF OF MEXICO...
.GMZ023...SW GULF S OF 22N W OF 94W...
     Gale Warning today into Wed night. 

.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 CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Wed night.
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Thu night.
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Fri night.
     GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE Sat 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 Nelson. National Hurricane Center.