marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1217 PM EST Sat Feb 16 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...
Dense fog will restrict visibilities in the NW and N central Gulf. High pres ridging and return southerly flow will prevail through Sun afternoon. A cold front will move into the NW Gulf while a trough develops in the SW and W central Gulf by sun evening. The front will stall from just S of the Florida Big Bend to across the northern Gulf to the Texas/Mexico border while the troughing lingers through Mon afternoon. The front and trough will shift NW-W Mon night with high pres prevailing by Tue night. The front will move back offshore Wed, then will gradually retreat again as ridging holds strong.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
Moderate to fresh winds over the central and eastern Caribbean will increase in the southern Caribbean by early sun due to high pres building N of the area. Strong to near gale force winds are expected over the S central Caribbean Sun night through Wed night, reaching minimal gale force at night Sun night through Tue night. Fresh to strong E to se are also expected across the Caribbean waters W of 85w, including the Gulf of Honduras, sun through Wed night. NE to E swell over Atlantic waters E of the windward and Leeward Islands will gradually subside through sun, then will rebuild by mid week.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
Weak high pressure centered near 28n74w is maintaining gentle to moderate winds across the region. A trough from 31n68w to 26n71w will move E today. A cold front will move across the waters N of 29n early sun, pushing E of 65w by early Mon. Another cold front will move across the waters N of 27n Mon afternoon through Tue. High pres ridging and return flow will prevail by mid week.
.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 Sun night. Gale conditions possible Mon night. Gale conditions possible Tue night.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... None.
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.Forecaster lewitsky. National Hurricane Center.