marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 139 PM EDT Wed Aug 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...
A ridge extending extends westward from the Atlantic into the northern Gulf. Latest surface observations indicate gentle to moderate winds over the western Gulf, and light to gentle winds elsewhere. Seas are in the 3-4 ft range over the SW Gulf, 2-3 ft over the NW Gulf, and 1-2 ft elsewhere. The ridge will prevail across the basin through the weekend. A nocturnal trough will move off the Yucatan Peninsula into the SW Gulf each night, accompanied by surge of fresh NE to E winds.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
High pressure prevails N of the area. Latest surface observations indicate moderate to fresh winds over the central Caribbean, and light to gentle winds elsewhere. Seas are in the 5-7 ft range over the central Caribbean, and 3-4 ft over the remainder of the Caribbean. Seas over the tropical N Atlantic are in the 4-6 ft range. The ridge will prevail N of the area and maintain fresh to occasionally strong trade winds over the south- central Caribbean through the weekend. Moderate to fresh trades are expected elsewhere.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
Latest surface observations indicate gentle to moderate winds S of 25n and light to gentle winds N of 25n. Outside the Bahamas, seas are in the 5-6 ft range S of 25n and 3-4 ft N of 25n. West of the Bahamas, seas are in the 1-3 ft range. High pres will prevail across the region through the weekend.
.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 al. National Hurricane Center.