551  
AGXX40 KNHC 080826  
MIMATS  
 
MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL  
1221 AM EST THU FEB 8 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 EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM THE FLORIDA  
PANHANDLE TO NORTHEAST MEXICO WILL STALL FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA  
TO 23N95W TO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE THIS AFTERNOON. REMNANTS OF THE  
FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE NORTHWEST GULF WATERS ON FRI,  
AND THEN DRIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN COASTAL PLAINS ON  
FRI NIGHT INTO SAT. A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE TEXAS  
COAST LATE SUN, AND STALL FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO THE  
WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE ON MON. STRONG NORTHERLY FLOW CONTINUES  
WEST OF THE CURRENT FRONT ALONG THE COAST OF NORTHEAST MEXICO.  
THESE STRONG WINDS WILL SHIFT SOUTH ALONG THE COAST OF VERACRUZ  
MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON, AND CONTINUE 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 NEAR 12N76W. 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  
WATERS, AND PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST MON NIGHT. FRESH TO LOCALLY  
STRONG TRADES, AND LARGE EAST SWELL, WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE  
TROPICAL WATERS THROUGH FRI, WITH A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT  
FRI NIGHT THEN SUPPORTING STRONG TRADES AND BUILDING SEAS NORTH  
OF 11N THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
   
..SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS
 
 
 
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST TODAY AND  
STALL FROM BERMUDA TO SOUTHEAST FLORIDA EARLY FRI. REMNANTS OF  
THE FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE WATERS NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS  
ON FRI AND SAT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE NORTHEAST  
FLORIDA COAST LATE MON. FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG TRADES ARE  
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ALONG THE NORTH COAST OF HISPANIOLA AND THE  
ATLANTIC APPROACH TO THE WINDWARD PASSAGE THROUGH FRI. A  
TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL THEN SUPPORT STRONG TRADES  
ACROSS ALL THE WATERS SOUTH OF 23N BY LATE 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...   
AMZ031
 
CARIBBEAN FROM 11N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W  
INCLUDING COLOMBIA BASIN...  
GALE WARNING EARLY TODAY INTO FRI NIGHT.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FRI NIGHT INTO MON NIGHT.  
   
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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