942  
AGXX40 KNHC 070538  
MIMATS  
 
MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL  
1238 AM EST WED FEB 7 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 MOVING SLOWLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST GULF WATERS WILL  
ACCELERATE SOUTHEAST LATER TODAY, THEN STALL EAST TO WEST ALONG  
25N ON THU. REMNANTS OF THE FRONT WILL LIFT BACK NORTH ACROSS  
THE NORTHERN GULF WATERS ON FRI AND SAT AHEAD OF SECOND COLD  
FRONT MOVING OFF THE TEXAS COAST ON SUN. STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW  
WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTHWEST WATERS LATE THIS AFTERNOON,  
WITH THESE STRONG WINDS SHIFTING SOUTH ALONG THE COAST OF MEXICO  
TONIGHT, AND PERSISTING NEAR VERACRUZ THROUGH SUNRISE ON FRI.  
 
...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN  
55W AND 64W...  
 
STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE TRADES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTH-  
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN THIS WEEK, EXCEPT FOR NOCTURNAL PULSES TO  
MINIMAL GALE FORCE ALONG THE NORTHWEST COAST OF COLOMBIA WITH  
SEAS BUILDING TO AS HIGH AS 15 FT. FRESH TO STRONG TRADES ARE  
FORECAST ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN, INCLUDING THE  
NORTH-CENTRAL PASSAGES THROUGH FRI. THESE STRONG CONDITIONS  
WILL THEN SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE EAST CARIBBEAN AND CONTINUE  
THROUGH SAT NIGHT. 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 COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST TONIGHT  
AND STALL FROM BERMUDA TO SOUTHEAST FLORIDA ON THU NIGHT. FRESH  
TO LOCALLY STRONG TRADES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE TROPICAL WATERS  
SOUTH OF 22N BEGINNING LATE FRI NIGHT.  
 

 
   
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 WED NIGHT.  
GALE WARNING THU NIGHT.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THU NIGHT.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI 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  
 

 
 
.FORECASTER NELSON. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.  
 
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