marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 216 am EST Thu Nov 15 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 to near gale force winds and high seas continue behind a cold front extending from central Florida to the Yucatan Peninsula. The front will pass to the se of the Gulf midday Thu, with winds and seas gradually decreasing behind the exiting front. High pres will build over the Gulf in the wake of the front and prevail through the weekend.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
High pressure across the NW Atlc is supporting fresh to locally strong trade winds over most of the Caribbean. A trough over Hispaniola extending NNE into the adjacent Atlc will move W across Hispaniola tonight. E swell will maintain seas 8 ft or above for tropical N Atlantic through the end of the week. Strong N winds and building seas will follow a cold front entering the Yucatan Channel. Fresh N winds and seas to 10 ft will spread across the NW Caribbean behind the front Thu and Thu night, then diminish Fri into Sat as the front stalls and weakens from central Cuba to eastern Honduras.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
High pressure over the NW Atlc will shift ESE ahead of a cold front moving off the NE Florida coast. The front will reach from near 31n74w to the central Bahamas and central Cuba late Thu night into Fri. Meanwhile, a trough over the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic extending NNE into the adjacent Atlc will move W across Hispaniola tonight, and into the se Bahamas by late Thu. The trough will reside over the Bahamas near 75w early Fri, then lose identity by the time the cold front reaches a position from Bermuda to central Cuba on Sat.
.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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.Forecaster Christensen. National Hurricane Center.