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Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1223 PM EST Sun Dec 15 2019

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 1200 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 
1700 UTC.


A strong cold front is expected to enter the northwestern Gulf of
Mexico by Monday night. Gale-force northerly winds are forecast 
to occur behind the boundary along the coast near Tampico and 
Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday and Wednesday.


The monsoon trough extends from coastal Sierra Leone near 07N11W 
to 05N13W. The ITCZ continues from there to 05N30W to 03N43W to
01N50W. Scattered moderate convection exists from 01N to 08N
between 25W and 38W. Similar convection exists from 02N to 05N
between 11W and 14W and from 05N to 07N between 41W and 50W.


Generally quiet weather conditions exist across the Gulf of Mexico
today supported by surface high pressure centered over Florida, 
and zonal flow and dry air in the mid- and upper-levels of the 
atmosphere. Surface winds are generally out of the southeast and
south over much of the region, and are strongest over the
northwestern waters closer to a low pressure system located over 
the south-central U.S. A stationary front is located over the far
northeastern waters, just south of the Florida Panhandle, but no 
significant shower activity is noted near the boundary.

Fresh to strong southerly return flow over the western Gulf will 
persist through early Monday. A strong cold front will move off 
the Texas coast Monday night, extend from the Florida Panhandle 
to the Bay of Campeche Tuesday, then move across the SE Gulf on 
Wednesday. See the Special Features section above for more 


Shower activity has persisted during the past several hours near 
and to the south of Hispaniola from 16N to 21N between 68W and 
72W. This activity appears to be primarily associated with a 
surface trough. Otherwise, generally fair weather exists across 
the remainder of the region. The trade winds are lighter than 
normal today due to a cold front that lies to the north of the 

Winds and seas will increase east of 80W tonight through early 
next week as high pressure builds north of the area. A strong cold
front will cross the Yucatan Channel Wednesday, extend from 
western Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras Wednesday night, then stall 
and weaken over the NW Caribbean Thursday and Thursday night.


A cold front extends into the area near 31N67W, extends to 25N77W,
and then becomes a dissipating stationary front to the Straits of
Florida. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are occurring within
150 n mi east of the front north of 27N. Over the central 
Atlantic, an upper-level low and associated surface trough is 
producing a small area of scattered showers and thunderstorms from
21N to 24N between 49W and 51W. Farther east, another cold front 
enters the area near 31N23W, and it extends southwestward to 
28N35W and westward to 30N47W. Strong northwesterly winds and 
isolated showers exist behind this boundary. Elsewhere, high 
pressure is supporting generally fair weather conditions. 

The cold front over the western Atlantic is forecast to weaken as
it quickly moves eastward. A much stronger cold front will move 
off the SE U.S. coast Tuesday night, then extend from near 31N70W 
across the NW Bahamas to central Cuba on Wednesday night. Strong N
winds and building seas are expected across much of the region 
following the front. The front will cross the southern Bahamas on 
Thursday, then stall over the central waters on Thursday night. 


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