marine weather discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 152 PM EDT Sat may 26 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...
Subtropical storm Alberto near 22.8n 85.2w 999 mb at 2 PM EDT. Maximum sustained winds 35 kt gusts 45 kt. Outside of Alberto, gentle to moderate winds prevail. Seas are in the 2-4 ft range. Alberto will move to 23.8n 84.6w this evening...26.0n 85.1w Sun morning...27.4n 86.0w sun evening...28.7n 86.6w Mon morning...and inland to 31.6n 87.7w Tue morning. Alberto will move inland over 35.6n 88.2w early Wed.
...Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w...
Subtropical storm Alberto has moved into the SW Gulf of Mexico today. Outside of Alberto, moderate to fresh winds prevail over the central Caribbean with gentle to moderate winds prevailing over the remainder of the Caribbean as well as the tropical N Atlc forecast zones. Seas are in the 7-9 ft range over the central Caribbean and 3-6 ft over the remainder of the Caribbean. Over the tropical N Atlc forecast zones, seas are in the 5-7 ft range. Now that Alberto has moved into the Gulf of Mexico, winds and seas will decrease over the western Caribbean. Elsewhere, high pressure in the central Atlc will maintain fresh to strong trade winds in the central Caribbean through early next week with strongest winds along the coast of Colombia and in the Gulf of Venezuela.
...SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas...
Latest satellite derived winds and seas along with surface observations indicate moderate to fresh winds south of 25n and gentle to moderate elsewhere. Outside the Bahamas, seas are in the 4-6 ft S of 25n and 2-4 ft N of 25n. West of the Bahamas, seas are in the 1-3 ft range. The moderate to fresh tradewinds are expected to continue S of 25n through Mon, pulsing to fresh to strong offshore of northern Hispaniola during the afternoon through evening hours each day. Se to S winds will increase to fresh to locally strong W of 77w tonight through Sun night as the pressure gradient tightens between subtropical storm Alberto in the Gulf of Mexico and high pressure over the area. Those conditions should improve by Tue as the pres gradient slackens.
.Warnings...Any changes impacting coastal NWS offices will be coordinated through AWIPS ii collaboration chat, or by telephone:
.Gulf of Mexico... .gmz015...NE Gulf N of 25n E of 87w... Tropical Storm Warning tonight into Sun night. .Gmz021...E Gulf from 22n to 25n E of 87w including Straits of Florida... Tropical Storm Warning today into sun.
.Caribbean Sea and tropical N Atlantic from 07n to 19n between 55w and 64w... .Amz011...Caribbean N of 18n W of 85w including Yucatan basin... Tropical Storm Warning today. .Amz013...Caribbean N of 18n between 76w and 85w including Cayman basin... Tropical Storm Warning today.
.SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas... None.
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.Forecaster al. National Hurricane Center.