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National Hurricane Center - Tropical Weather Discussion (Atlantic)
NHC Tropical Weather Discussion (Atlantic)

  1. 000
    AXNT20 KNHC 040521

    Tropical Weather Discussion
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
    0605 UTC Wed Aug 4 2021

    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 31N. The following information is based on satellite
    imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.

    Based on 0000 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
    0500 UTC.


    A tropical wave is in the Atlantic Ocean along 24W from 23N
    southward, moving W at 10-15 kt. Scattered showers are from 10N to
    14N between 20W and 25W.

    A tropical wave is in the Atlantic Ocean along 38W from 18N
    southward, moving W at 10-15 kt. Scattered showers are from 04N to
    09N between 36W and 47W.

    A tropical wave is in the Atlantic Ocean along 52W from 17N
    southward, moving W at 10-15 kt. No convection is noted at this

    A tropical wave is in the Caribbean Sea along 71W from 15N
    southward across western Venezuela, moving W at 15-20 kt. No
    convection is noted at this time.

    A tropical wave is analyzed in the south-central Bay of Campeche
    along 93W from 20N southward, moving W at 10-15 kt. No convection
    is noted in the Bay of Campeche, however scattered moderate to
    isolated strong convection is noted inland over Mexico near the
    Chivela Pass.


    A monsoon trough extends from the coast of Senegal near 15N17W
    to 09N47W. Along the monsoon trough, a 1014 mb low pressure center is
    analyzed at 12N28W. In addition to the convection described in the
    tropical waves section, an area of scattered moderate convection
    is noted along the monsoon trough and near the low pressure center
    from 12N to 15N between 27W and 31W. Fresh SW to WSW winds are
    noted south of the monsoon trough from 06N to 09N between 30W and
    38W. No segments of the ITCZ are currently analyzed.

    ...GULF OF MEXICO...

    A stationary front is located just inland along the northern Gulf
    coast, with no significant impacts offshore. Upper-level
    divergence is supporting scattered showers in the NE Gulf.
    The subtropical ridge extends WSW across the central Gulf,
    supporting light to gentle anticyclonic flow. Seas are 1 to 3 ft
    across the Gulf of Mexico.

    For the forecast, a frontal boundary will remain along the
    northern Gulf Coast through Fri. Scattered moderate convection
    will continue over the northern Gulf of Mexico this week along and
    south of the front. Similar activity prevails east of 86W and
    will continue through Wed. Moderate to locally fresh southwesterly
    to westerly winds will prevail south of the front in the
    northeastern and north-central Gulf through Wed. Moderate to fresh
    NE to E winds will pulse off the NW Yucatan Peninsula into the
    Bay of Campeche every night through Sun night, in association with
    a diurnal trough. Elsewhere south of the front, a surface ridge
    will dominate the Gulf waters over the next several days producing
    gentle to moderate winds.


    An upper-level low is supporting scattered showers between Cuba
    and Jamaica, and within the Windward Passage. Scattered moderate
    convection associated with the East Pacific Monsoon Trough is
    noted inland over N Colombia. The pressure gradient in the south-central
    Caribbean has evidently weakened, as the latest scatterometer and
    surface data shows moderate to locally fresh trades in this area.
    Fresh trades are noted in the Gulf of Honduras. Elsewhere in the
    basin, trades are gentle to moderate. Seas throughout the
    Caribbean are 3-5 ft.

    For the forecast, the Bermuda high combined with the Colombian
    low will support pulsing fresh to locally strong winds over the
    south-central Caribbean through the end of the week. Expect fresh
    to strong E to SE winds in the Gulf of Honduras tonight and again
    Friday evening. Gentle to moderate trades will prevail elsewhere.


    The subtropical high continues to dominate the Atlantic waters. A
    weak surface trough is analyzed from 26N48W to 22N48W. Gentle to
    moderate trades prevail, turning anticyclonically around a ridge
    axis extending SW through the N Bahamas. North of 27N and west of
    70W, fresh to strong S winds are analyzed ahead of a stationary frontal
    boundary along the southeast coast of the United States. In the
    eastern Atlantic, fresh NE winds are noted within 240 nm of the
    coast of Western Sahara. Seas are 3-6 ft in the W Atlantic, and
    generally 5-7 ft over the remainder of the discussion waters.

    For the forecast W of 65W, fresh to strong S to SW winds and
    scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue offshore NE
    Florida through Wed to the south of a stationary front, which will
    linger along the U.S. East Coast for the rest of the week. Fresh
    to locally strong winds will pulse north of Hispaniola, including
    the approaches to the Windward Passage, Thu night and Fri night.
    Otherwise, a surface ridge associated with the Bermuda-Azores
    high, that currently extends from 31N65W to near Havana Cuba, will
    persist for the next several days.