Gap Winds Forecast



February 21, 2018, 8:30 pm (UTC: -08:00)
Subject: Gap Winds Forecast


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This forecast has not been reviewed. It was generated from an automatic model.

WARNINGS
.NONE.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
TROUGH FROM 08N78W TO 08N86W TO 02N94W TO 02N101W. ITCZ FROM
02N101W TO 07N126W TO 08N140W. NO SIGNIFICANT CONVECTION.

A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 08N78W TO 08N86W TO 02N94W TO
02N101W. THE ITCZ CONTINUES FROM 02N101W TO 07N126W TO 08N140W.
NO SIGNIFICANT CONVECTION IS OBSERVED NEAR THE CONVERGENCE ZONE.

STRONG HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED N OF THE AREA SUPPORTS A RIDGE
THAT EXTENDS SE ACROSS THE FORECAST WATERS TO THE REVILLAGIGEDO
ISLANDS. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE REINFORCED BY STRONGER HIGH PRES
ARRIVING FRI BEHIND A WEAKENING COLD FRONT. THE GRADIENT BETWEEN
THE HIGH AND LOWER PRESSURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ITCZ WILL RESULT
IN FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WINDS ACROSS MOST OF THE TROPICAL
WATERS W OF 115W AND N OF THE ITCZ THROUGH THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...

.WITHIN 45 NM OF LINE FROM 11N86W TO 10N90W...INCLUDING GULF
OF PAPAGAYO...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.
.48 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.


GULF OF PAPAGAYO: STRONG NE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PULSE THROUGH
AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO TO NEAR 90W THROUGH MON
MORNING, WITH SEAS BUILDING TO 8-9 FT DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND
EARLY MORNING HOURS.

SHORT-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TODAY - ENE 17-24, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - ENE 23-31, Seas NE 5-9 feet @ 5sec
THURSDAY - ENE 26-35, Seas NE 6-10 feet @ 5sec
THURSDAY NIGHT - ENE 23-32, Seas ENE 6-9 feet @ 5sec

LONG-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
FRIDAY - ENE 23-32, Seas ENE 6-9 feet @ 5sec
SATURDAY - ENE 22-29, Seas NE 5-8 feet @ 5sec
SUNDAY - ENE 18-25, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
MONDAY - ENE 20-27, Seas SSW 5-8 feet @ 14sec
TUESDAY - ENE 21-29, Seas WSW 5-8 feet @ 17sec