201  
AGXX40 KNHC 191802  
MIMATS  
 
MARINE WEATHER DISCUSSION  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL  
202 PM EDT FRI OCT 19 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 STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN GULF WILL  
SLOWLY DISSIPATE THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FRONTAL TROUGH WILL  
PERSIST WEST OF 94W THROUGH EARLY SUN. WINDS AND SEAS WILL  
DIMINISH IN THE WESTERN GULF AS THE FRONT WEAKENS. A COLD FRONT  
WILL ENTER THE GULF WATERS SAT, EXTEND FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO  
SOUTHERN TEXAS SUN, STALL AND WEAKEN FROM S FLORIDA TO THE  
TEXAS/MEXICO BORDER SUN NIGHT AND MON, THEN LIFT NORTHWARD AS A  
WARM FRONT EARLY NEXT WEEK. FRESH TO STRONG NE WINDS AND BUILDING  
SEAS WILL OCCUR N OF THIS FRONT THROUGH SUN NIGHT.  
 
...CARIBBEAN SEA AND TROPICAL N ATLANTIC FROM 07N TO 19N BETWEEN  
55W AND 64W...  
 
OCCASIONALLY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE WINDWARD  
PASSAGE, SOUTH OF HISPANIOLA, AND SOUTH OF E CUBA THROUGH SAT.  
OTHERWISE, MODERATE TO FRESH TRADES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS MOST OF  
THE REGION THROUGH TUE NIGHT. A TROPICAL WAVE WILL CROSS THE  
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN TONIGHT AND THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN THIS  
WEEKEND. ANOTHER TROPICAL WAVE WILL REACH 55W LATE SAT AND THEN  
REACH THE E CARIBBEAN ON SUN. SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL  
SUPPORT NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE ABC  
ISLANDS, THE NORTHERN COAST OF VENEZUELA, AND THE SOUTHERN  
WINDWARD ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  
   
..SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS
 
 
THE WESTERN PART OF A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM 27N65W TO 28N81W.  
FRESH TO STRONG NE WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS ARE EXPECTED NORTH  
OF THE FRONT TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING TONIGHT AS THE FRONT  
WEAKENS. A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF NORTHERN FLORIDA  
SAT NIGHT, WITH FRESH TO STRONG NE WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS  
EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT THROUGH MON NIGHT AS THE FRONT EXTENDS  
FROM 29N65W TO 25N70W TO 24N80W BY EARLY TUE.  
 

 
   
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...  
NONE.  
   
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 LATTO. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.  
 
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