846  
AGXX40 KNHC 061732  
MIMATS  
 
MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL  
1232 PM EST TUE FEB 6 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 COLD FRONT IS APPROACHING THE NW GULF WATERS. LATEST SURFACE  
OBSERVATIONS INDICATE GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS PREVAIL ACROSS  
THE AREA. SEAS ARE IN THE 1 TO 3 FT RANGE. THE COLD FRONT WILL  
MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST GULF WATERS EARLY WED, FOLLOWED BY STRONG  
NORTHEAST FLOW BRIEFLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST WATERS ON WED  
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY WED NIGHT. THE COLD FRONT WILL STALL  
ALONG 25N ON THU, THEN LIFT BACK NORTH ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS  
ON FRI AND SAT.  
 
...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN  
55W AND 64W...  
 
LATEST SURFACE OBSERVATIONS DEPICT STRONG TO NEAR GALE WINDS  
PREVAIL OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN, FRESH TO STRONG WINDS  
OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN, AND MODERATE TO FRESH  
WINDS PREVAILING ELSEWHERE. THE STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE TRADES  
ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE SOUTH- CENTRAL CARIBBEAN  
THIS WEEK, EXCEPT FOR NOCTURNAL PULSES TO GALE FORCE ALONG THE  
NORTHWEST COAST OF COLOMBIA. FRESH TO STRONG TRADES ARE FORECAST  
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN, INCLUDING THE NORTH-  
CENTRAL PASSAGES, THROUGH FRI WHEN THESE CONDITIONS WILL SPREAD  
ACROSS THE EAST CARIBBEAN. FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG TRADES,  
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE EAST SWELL, WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE  
TROPICAL WATERS THROUGH SAT.  
 
   
..SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS
 
 
A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM 31N63W TO THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA.  
LATEST SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS OVER  
THE FORECAST WATERS S OF 21N AND W OF 60W, FRESH TO STRONG WINDS  
S OF 22N AND E OF 60W, AND GENTLE TO MODERATE ELSEWHERE. SEAS ARE  
IN THE 7-10 FT RANGE E OF 60W, 3-5 FT OFF THE SE COAST OF THE  
U.S., 6-7 FT ELSEWHERE OUTSIDE THE BAHAMAS, AND 1-3 FT W OF THE  
BAHAMAS. THE STATIONARY FRONT WILL DISSIPATE THROUGH MID WEEK. A  
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST ON WED  
NIGHT AND STALL FROM BERMUDA TO SOUTHEAST FLORIDA ON THU NIGHT.  
FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG TRADES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE TROPICAL  
WATERS SOUTH OF 22N.  
 

 
   
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 TONIGHT INTO THU.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU NIGHT INTO SUN NIGHT.    
AMZ039
 
SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N INCLUDING APPROACHES TO PANAMA  
CANAL...  
GALE WARNING TONIGHT.  
   
SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS
 
 
NONE.  
 

 
 
*FOR DETAILED ZONE DESCRIPTIONS, PLEASE VISIT:  
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/ABOUTTAFBPROD.SHTML#OWF  
 
NOTE: GRIDDED MARINE FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NATIONAL  
DIGITAL FORECAST DATABASE (NDFD) AT:  
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/MARINE/GRIDS.PHP  
 
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:  
HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/MARINE  
 

 
 
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