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AGXX40 KNHC 081853  
MIMATS  
 
MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL  
153 PM 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 EXTENDING SOUTHWEST FROM N FLORIDA PANHANDLE TO  
NEAR TUXPAN MEXICO WILL STALL FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO 23N95W  
TO THE BAY OF CAMPECHE THIS AFTERNOON. THE FRONT WILL DISSIPATE  
BY FRI. 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.  
 
...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN  
55W AND 64W...  
 
STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE TRADES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE SOUTH-  
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN THIS WEEK, EXCEPT FOR NOCTURNAL PULSES TO  
MINIMAL GALE FORCE ALONG THE NORTHWEST COAST OF COLOMBIA. FRESH  
TO STRONG TRADES ARE EXPECTED 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 MON NIGHT. STRONG TRADES  
AND BUILDING SEAS ARE FORECAST ACROSS THE TROPICAL WATERS NORTH  
OF 11N THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
   
..SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS
 
 
A COLD FRONT JUST OFF THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA COAST WILL SHIFT E  
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 TONIGHT.  
GALE WARNING FRI NIGHT INTO SAT.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SAT NIGHT INTO TUE 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  
 

 
 
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