marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 201 PM EDT Thu Mar 21 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...
A ridge will dominate the Gulf region over the next several days producing mainly a moderate to locally fresh wind flow, except off the W coast of the Yucatan Peninsula where late evening local effects will keep brief periods of NE winds to 20 kt with seas in the 3 to 5 ft range.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
A cold front extending from eastern Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras is allowing for a relaxed pressure gradient in the south-central Caribbean. However, fresh to strong winds are expected to pulse at night within 90 nm off the coast of Colombia through Fri night. The cold front will drift se today and tonight while gradually dissipating. Gentle to moderate winds will dominate across the remainder of the basin through sun.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
A frontal boundary extends from 30n65w to a 1011 mb low pressure centered near 29n68w then continues SW to another 1013 mb low pressure located near the central Bahamas to eastern Cuba. This front will remain nearly stationary today and tonight. Then, a reinforcing cold front will merge with the stationary front on Fri, and the merged front will extends from 27n65w to the Turks and Caicos Islands and eastern Cuba by Fri night. Swell generated by these fronts will dominate the waters E of the Bahamas through the upcoming weekend. Recent scatterometer data indicate fresh to strong winds on either side of the front between 61w and 67w.
.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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