Tropical Weather Discussion

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Tropical weather discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1244 am EDT sun Aug 19 2018

Tropical weather discussion for North America, Central America
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South
America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the
Equator to 32n. The following information is based on satellite
imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.

Based on 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 
0515 UTC.

...Tropical waves...

A tropical wave is in the E Atlc with axis extending from 07n-18n
along 25w, moving W at 10 kt. The wave is in a strong deep layer 
environment and is being affected by dry and dust air intrusion in
the lower levels as depicted in GOES-16 water vapor and enhanced 
IR imagery. Scattered moderate convection is from 05n-09n between
16w-25w. 

A tropical wave is in the central Atlc with axis extending from 
06n-18n along 42w, moving W at 15 kt. The wave is entering a low 
deep layer wind shear environment, however, it is being severely 
affected by Saharan dry air and dust that is hindering convection.

A tropical wave is in the E Caribbean with axis extending from 
08n-18n along 66w, moving W at 15 kt. Both CIRA lpw and GOES-16 
water vapor imagery show the northern wave environment being 
affected by low level dry air limiting precipitation over the 
Leeward Islands. Scattered showers are, however, over portions of 
the Windward Islands. 

A tropical wave is in the western Caribbean with axis extending 
from 08n-20n along 82w, moving W at 15 kt. The wave is in a 
moderate to strong deep layer wind shear environment and in a mostly
a dry enviromnent. Shallow moisture in the northern wave 
environment and diffluent wind aloft support scattered showers and
tstms from 17n-21n between 76w-81w. 

...Monsoon trough/ITCZ...

     
the monsoon trough extends from the coast of W Africa near 14n16w
to 07n23w to 09n41w. The ITCZ begins near 09n43w and continues to
09n61w. Besides the convection mentioned in the tropical waves 
section, scattered showers are within 120 nm of the ITCZ.

...Discussion...

Gulf of Mexico...

A 1020 mb high is centered over the W Atlantic near 30n68w. A
ridge axis extends W from the high to E Texas producing 10 kt se
return flow over the Gulf of Mexico. Widely scattered moderate
convection is over the N Gulf N of 29n between 83w-90w. A surface
trough is over the Yucatan Peninsula from 20n90w to 17n92w.
Scattered moderate convection is over the Yucatan Peninsula, S
Mexico , and the E Bay of Campeche. An upper level low is 
centered over W Cuba near 23n83w producing nocturnal thunderstorms
over S Florida, and W Cuba. Expect surface ridging to prevail 
across the basin through Wed. Also expect showers over the N Gulf to
continue through Mon.

Caribbean Sea...

Two tropical waves are over the Caribbean Sea. See above. 
Scattered moderate convection is noted over Hispaniola, N 
Venezuela, N Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, E Nicaragua, and E 
Honduras. Otherwise, surface ridging extending from the Atlantic 
to the northern half of the basin support fresh to strong winds 
in the south-central Caribbean. In addition, expect showers and 
convection to persist over the SW Caribbean for the next several 
days.

Atlantic Ocean...

Two tropical waves are over the tropical Atlantic. See above. A 
1020 mb high is centered over the W Atlantic near 30n68w. Widely 
scattered moderate convection is over the N Bahamas. A surface 
trough is over the central Atlantic from 32n50w to 26n60w. 
Scattered showers are within 90 nm of the trough. A 1026 mb high 
is over the Azores near 39n26w producing ridging and fair weather 
over the E Atlantic. 

For additional information please visit 
http://www.Hurricanes.Gov/marine

$$
Formosa


		
		

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