Tropical Weather Discussion
Issued by NWS

Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
AXNT20 KNHC 030530
TWDAT

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
205 AM EDT SUN MAY 03 2015

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.

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS FROM THE AFRICAN COAST NEAR 9N13W TO
4N20W TO 3N25W. THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE AXIS EXTENDS
FROM 3N25W TO 3N33W TO THE COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA NEAR 1S48W.
WIDELY SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 1N-5N BETWEEN 18W-
24W...AND FROM 1N-4N BETWEEN 42W-50W.

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...

AS OF 0300 UTC...A 1020 MB HIGH IS CENTERED OVER THE NE GULF OF
MEXICO NEAR 29N86W. 10 KT ANTICYCLONIC WINDS ARE NOTED OVER THE
GULF WITH MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER. THE LATEST GOES-R IFR PROBABILITY
IMAGERY SHOWS IFR CONDITIONS INLAND W OF TAMPICO MEXICO... BUT
NOT OVER THE GULF. IN THE UPPER LEVELS...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
IS OVER THE GULF WITH AXIS ALONG 87W. STRONG SUBSIDENCE COVERS
THE ENTIRE GULF. EXPECT IN 24 HOURS FOR THE SURFACE HIGH TO MOVE
TO NORTH CAROLINA PRODUCING 15-20 KT SE RETURN FLOW OVER THE
GULF.

CARIBBEAN SEA...

AS OF 0300 UTC...A QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM E CUBA AT
21N77W TO NE NICARAGUA AT 15N83W TO S NICARAGUA AT 11N85W.
SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE WITHIN 120 NM N OF THE FRONT. SCATTERED
MODERATE CONVECTION REMAINS INLAND OVER EL SALVADOR...W
HONDURAS...AND NICARAGUA FROM 11N-15N BETWEEN 86W-91W. SCATTERED
MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION IS INLAND OVER N COLOMBIA FROM 4N-
8N BETWEEN 73W-78W. MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER IS OVER THE CENTRAL AND
EASTERN CARIBBEAN. IN THE UPPER LEVELS...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
IS OVER THE W CARIBBEAN W OF 75W WITH UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE OVER
THE SW CARIBBEAN. AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WITH SOUTHERLY FLOW AND
STRONG SUBSIDENCE IS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE CARIBBEAN. EXPECT
THE FRONT TO DISSIPATE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

...HISPANIOLA...

DRY AND STABLE UPPER LEVEL CONDITIONS ARE OVER THE ISLAND.
EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS TO DEVELOP MOSTLY OVER HAITI DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS WHILE THE FRONT DISSIPATES OVER E CUBA.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...

AS OF 0300 UTC...A COLD FRONT IS OVER THE W ATLANTIC FROM 31N60W
TO E CUBA AT 21N77W. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE WITHIN 120 NM N OF
THE FRONT. A 1020 MB HIGH IS OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC NEAR
24N51W. ANOTHER 1019 MB HIGH IS CENTERED OVER THE E ATLANTIC
NEAR 27N27W. OF NOTE IN THE UPPER LEVELS... AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH IS OVER THE W ATLANTIC W OF 75W WITH STRONG SUBSIDENCE. A
LARGE UPPER LEVEL HIGH IS CENTERED NE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AT
20N55W WITH STRONG SUBSIDENCE. EXPECT OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS FOR
THE COLD FRONT TO MOVE E TO 31N52W WITH MORE SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
HTTP://WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/MARINE

$$
FORMOSA


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.