marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 206 PM EDT sun Mar 24 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 persist over the Gulf through Mon, then shift eastward ahead of a cold front moving into the northern Gulf waters Tue. The front will sweep southeast of the Gulf through late Wed followed by moderate to fresh winds. Winds will then increase to a fresh to strong breeze over the NE Gulf late Wed through Thu as strong high pressure settles over the mid Atlantic states.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
A surface trough, remnants of a frontal boundary, extends from the westernmost tip of Cuba to 16n83w, where it will meander and gradually dissipate through Mon. Elsewhere fresh to strong tradewinds are expected near the coast of Colombia through Thu. A recent scatterometer pass confirmed the presence of fresh to strong NE winds across the south-central Caribbean. N to NE Atlantic swell will continue to spread through the Caribbean passages E of Hispaniola through late today. A new cold front will move southward into the NW Caribbean Wed night, before stalling and weakening from central Cuba to Belize Thu.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
A stationary front reaching from 26n65w to the eastern Cuba will drift northward through tonight while dissipating. Fresh to strong NE winds are noted per scatterometer data N of the front to about 25n between 72w and 78w. Several ship observations from this morning also indicated fresh to strong NE winds in this area. A reinforcing cold front extending from 30n65w to northeast Florida will move south across the north waters before dissipating over the region late today. A third and stronger cold front will move off the northeast Florida coast early Tue. Low pressure may form along the front by mid week, followed by strong to near gale force northerly winds. The front and low pressure will drift slowly eastward through late 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... none.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... None.
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