Gap Winds Forecast



May 28, 2017, 8:30 am (UTC: -07:00)
Subject: Gap Winds Forecast


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WARNINGS
.NONE.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
MONSOON TOUGH FROM 08N74W TO 11N104W TO 09N119W. ITCZ FROM
09N119W TO 06N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG WITHIN 60 NM OF
08N84W AND 12N90W.

THE MONSOON TOUGH EXTENDS FROM LOW PRESSURE IN NORTHERN COLOMBIA
CENTERED NEAR 08N74W TO 11N104W TO 09N119W. THE ITCZ CONTINUES
FROM 09N119W TO 06N140W. CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED MODERATE TO
STRONG CONVECTION ARE ALONG THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA
CENTERED NEAR 08N84W AND 12N90W. MINIMAL CONVECTION IS NOTED
ELSEWHERE ALONG THE CONVERGENCE BOUNDARY.

A WEAK HIGH WILL MEANDER OVER NORTHWEST WATERS NEAR 30N135W THE
NEXT 3 DAYS THEN SHIFT WESTWARD INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC. GENTLE
TO MODERATE WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER NORTHERN WATERS WITH 5-7 FT
SEAS. MODERATE TO FRESH NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS WILL PREVAIL IN
SOUTHERN WATERS NORTH OF THE ITCZ, WITH 6-7 FT SEAS INCREASING
SLIGHTLY TO 7-8 FT TUESDAY AS NORTHEAST TRADES STRENGTHEN TO 20
KT FROM 07N TO 15N WEST OF 130W. SEAS ARE EXPECTED TO LINGER UP
TO 8 FT WEST OF 130W WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.
...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
THE MONSOON TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO INTERSECT THE REGION FROM
WEST TO EAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS, SUPPORTING CONVECTION MAINLY
NORTH OF 03N. MAINLY LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS WILL PREVAIL NORTH OF
THE TROUGH AXIS WITH 4 TO 6 FT SEAS. SOUTH OF THE TROUGH AXIS,
MODERATE TO LOCALLY FRESH SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
WITH SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FT.

SHORT-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TODAY - ENE 15-20, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 12sec
TONITE - ENE 11-16, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 18sec
MONDAY - ENE 15-20, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 17sec
MONDAY NIGHT - ENE 11-15, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 16sec

LONG-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TUESDAY - ENE 11-15, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 16sec
WEDNESDAY - ENE 9-13, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 14sec
THURSDAY - SSW 8-10, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 13sec
FRIDAY - ENE 9-12, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 17sec
SATURDAY - ENE 11-16, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 14sec