444  
AGXX40 KNHC 091841  
MIMATS  
 
MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL  
141 PM EST FRI FEB 9 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 WEAKENING WARM FRONT EXTENDS ACROSS THE EAST GULF ALONG 30N.  
THE FRONT WILL DISSIPATE BY THIS EVENING. MODERATE TO FRESH  
WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY THIS WEEKEND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT  
THAT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OFF THE TEXAS COAST BY SUN NIGHT. SEAS  
WILL RANGE FROM 4-6 FT THROUGH THE WEEKEND, INCREASING SLIGHTLY  
WITH THE NEXT FRONTAL PASSAGE. THE FRONT WILL STALL AND WEAKEN  
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA TO THE WESTERN BAY OF CAMPECHE BY  
EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 
...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN  
55W AND 64W...  
 
FRESH TO STRONG TRADES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN  
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK. HIGHEST WINDS WILL BE  
ALONG THE NW COAST OF COLOMBIA, WHERE NOCTURNAL PULSES WILL REACH  
GALE-FORCE EACH NIGHT. EXPECT WAVE HEIGHTS TO REACH 12-16 FT WITH  
THE GALE WINDS. ELSEWHERE, WAVE HEIGHT WILL RANGE BETWEEN 9-12  
FT.  
   
..SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS
 
 
A FRONTAL SYSTEM IS WEAKENING NORTH OF THE AREA, ANALYZED AS A  
STATIONARY FRONT THAT EXTENDS ALONG 30N. A RIDGE WILL BUILD  
ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE IN THE  
ATLANTIC WILL MAINTAIN FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS SOUTH OF 25N  
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. SEAS WILL RANGE FROM 8-11 FT WITH THE  
STRONGEST WINDS.  
 

 
   
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 SAT NIGHT.  
GALE WARNING SUN NIGHT.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE MON INTO WED NIGHT.    
AMZ039
 
SW CARIBBEAN S OF 11N INCLUDING APPROACHES TO PANAMA  
CANAL...  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE MON NIGHT.  
GALE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE 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  
 

 
 
.FORECASTER ERA. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.  
 
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