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Atlantic Tropical Discussion

Active Tropical Systems Basin Outlooks Satellite
Atlantic Basin Tropical Discussion
 
071 
AXPZ20 KNHC 230259
TWDEP 

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION                                    
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL                       
0405 UTC WED JUL 23 2014

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN FROM 
THE EQUATOR TO 32N...EAST OF 140W. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS 
BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND 
METEOROLOGICAL ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 0000 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 
0230 UTC.

....SPECIAL FEATURES... A 1008 MB LOW PRES IS CENTERED NEAR 
11N123W MOVING W NEAR 20 KT OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS. THE SYSTEM 
IS MAINTAINING SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION WITHIN 
120 NM IN THE S SEMICIRCLE OF THE CENTER. SOME GRADUAL 
DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOW IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...WITH 
A MEDIUM CHANCE OF THE SYSTEM DEVELOPING INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE 
OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

...TROPICAL WAVES...                                      
TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 21N95W TO 08N97W MOVING W AT 10 KT 
PAST 24 HOURS. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG CONVECTION FROM 08N 
TO 12N WITHIN 240 NM W OF WAVE AXIS. 

TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM FROM 10N TO 17N ALONG 126W MOVING W 
AT 10-15 KT PAST 24 HOURS. NO SIGNIFICANT CONVECTION ASSOCIATED 
WITH THE WAVE.  

...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...            
MONSOON TROUGH FROM 08N78W TO 08N93W. ITCZ FROM 08N93W TO 
10N105W TO 1008 MB LOW PRES 11N123W TO 10N140W. SCATTERED 
MODERATE ISOLATED  STRONG ELSEWHERE WITHIN 240 NM EITHER SIDE OF 
THE ITCZ BETWEEN 108W AND 140W. 

...DISCUSSION...                                                
A BROAD UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE 
DISCUSSION AREA...WITH AXIS FROM 32N132W TO 18N135W. SUBSIDENCE 
WAS NOTED OVER THE AREA N OF 15N W OF 125W AND IN THE VICINITY 
OF THE TROUGH. SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS INDICATED A 90-95 KT 
SUBTROPICAL JET E OF THE UPPER TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 22N130W 
THROUGH 32N125W. UPPER LEVEL DIFFLUENT FLOW IS ENHANCING 
CONVECTION WITH THE SURFACE LOW NEAR 11N123W AND THE SOUTHERN 
PORTION OF THE TROPICAL WAVE ALONG 97W/98W MENTIONED ABOVE. 

A LARGE ANTICYCLONIC CIRCULATION OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO NEAR 
33N106W WITH ASSOCIATED RIDGE EXTENDING SW ACROSS BAJA 
CALIFORNIA TO 20N120W. AN UPPER LEVEL LOW NEAR 19N113W WAS 
MOVING WNW 15 KT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RIDGE WITH STRONGLY 
CONFLUENT FLOW BETWEEN THE LOW AND ANTICYCLONE. SATELLITE 
DERIVED WINDS INDICATED AN EASTERLY JET OF 60-70 KT EMERGING OFF 
THE W COAST OF MEXICO BETWEEN THE TWO FEATURES. 
 
GULF OF PAPAGAYO...GALE FORCE TRADE WINDS OVER THE SW CARIBBEAN 
WILL PULSE THROUGH INTO THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO LATER TONIGHT/EARLY 
WED WITH WINDS REACHING 30 KT DURING THE TIME OF MAXIMUM 
DRAINAGE ON WED. SEAS WILL BUILD 8 TO 10 FT BY LATE WED MORNING. 
THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO PULSE AGAIN WED NIGHT AND THU...THOUGH 
NOT AS STRONG AS TONIGHTS EVENT. 

GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...THE PRES GRADIENT IS EXPECTED TO TIGHTEN 
ACROSS SOUTHERN MEXICO...AND NLY WINDS WILL PULSE TO 20-25 KT 
THROUGH THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC WED THEN DECREASE ON THU.
 
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COBB