marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 314 am EST Wed Feb 21 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...
Strong high pressure across the W Atlc will persist with a ridge extending W across the Gulf Coast states to produce fresh return flow across most of the basin, except strong winds through The Straits of Florida and across central portion of the Gulf. A weak cold front will move slowly into the far NW waters sun and stall there Sun night.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
High pres across the NW Atlc will build S across the region through Wed then settle across the Bermuda area through the end of the week. Fresh to strong tradewinds will prevail across the Caribbean and tropical N Atlc waters through Thu, with nocturnal winds pulsing to gale force winds off of Colombia. High pres will weaken through the weekend, leading to diminishing winds and seas.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
W Atlc ridge will persist along 33n-34n through Thu then drift SW and slowly weaken through the weekend. Gentle to moderate winds will prevail N of 25n with fresh to strong winds S of 25n through Thu. NNE swell will move through waters E of 65w through Fri night.
.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 early today into tonight. Gale conditions possible Thu night.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... None.
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