Gap Winds Forecast



February 22, 2024, 9:01 pm (UTC: -05:00)
Subject: Gap Winds Forecast


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WARNINGS
.NONE.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
EQUATORIAL TROUGH FROM 07N78W TO 03N105W. ITCZ FROM 03N105W TO
01N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE ISOLATED STRONG FROM 02N TO 07N
BETWEEN 91W AND 126W.

THE EQUATORIAL TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 07N78W TO 03N105W. THE ITCZ
CONTINUES FROM 03N105W TO BEYOND 01N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE AND
ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS NOTED FROM 02N TO 07N BETWEEN 91W
AND 126W.

HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILS N OF 20N. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN
THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE AND LOWER PRESSURE IN THE VICINITY OF
THE ITCZ IS SUPPORTING MODERATE TO FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG WINDS
N OF THE ITCZ TO NEAR 16N AND W OF 120W. MODERATE TRADES ARE
ELSEWHERE N OF THE ITCZ TO 20N AND W OF 110W. A COLD FRONT IS
OVER FAR NW WATERS WITH GENTLE TO MODERATE WINDS IN THE VICINITY
OF THE FRONT. THE FRONT HAS USHERED IN A SET OF NW SWELL, WITH
SEAS OF 8-10 FT IN THE FAR NW WATERS. LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS
PREVAIL ELSEWHERE. SEAS ARE IN THE 7-10 FT RANGE OVER THE
WATERS FROM THE EQUATOR TO NEAR 20N AND W OF 95W IN NW
SWELL...MERGING WITH NE SWELL E OF 100W. ELSEWHERE, SEAS OF 6-7
FT ARE NOTED.
FOR THE FORECAST ASIDE FROM THE UPCOMING VERY LARGE NW SWELL,
FRESH TO OCCASIONAL STRONG TRADEWINDS NORTH OF THE ITCZ WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRI BEFORE DIMINISHING. AREAL COVERAGE OF
SEAS GREATER THAN 8 FT WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH FRI AS THE
ORIGINAL NW SWELL DECAYS.
...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...

.WITHIN 11N86W TO 12N86W TO 11N90W TO 09N91W TO 09N90W TO 10N86W
TO 11N86W...INCLUDING THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO... NE TO E WINDS 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 11N88W TO 11N91W TO
09N94W TO 07N94W TO 07N89W TO 09N87W TO 11N88W WINDS 20 KT OR
LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN NE SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS IMPROVE. WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS
LESS THAN 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 11N86W TO 12N86W TO 11N87W TO 10N87W TO
10N86W TO 11N86W...INCLUDING THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO... NE WINDS 20
TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.


...OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF CENTRAL AMERICA, COLOMBIA,
AND WITHIN 750 NM OF ECUADOR

WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED BELOW GALE FORCE IN THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO.
FRESH TO STRONG WINDS EXTEND WELL DOWNSTREAM TO NEAR 91W, WITH
NEAR- GALE FORCE WINDS CLOSER TO THE GULF. SEAS OVER THIS AREA
ARE IN THE 8-10 FT RANGE. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS, AND SEAS OF 6-8
FT, ARE OVER AND DOWNSTREAM THE GULF OF PANAMA. LIGHT TO GENTLE
WINDS ARE ELSEWHERE OVER THE DISCUSSION WATERS. SEAS OF 5-6 FT
PREVAIL ELSEWHERE.
FOR THE FORECAST, FRESH TO STRONG WINDS, LOCALLY TO NEAR GALE,
ACROSS AND DOWNSTREAM THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO WILL BRIEFLY DIMINISH
FRI BEFORE STRENGTHENING AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND. FRESH TO
OCCASIONALLY STRONG N TO NE WINDS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE GULF OF
PANAMA FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

.WITHIN 07N80W TO 05N84W TO 02N83W TO 02N81W TO 04N80W TO
07N80W...INCLUDING THE GULF OF PANAMA AND NEAR THE AZUERO
PENINSULA... NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 FT.
.18 HOUR FORECAST CONDITIONS IMPROVE. WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS
LESS THAN 8 FT.


...OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF CENTRAL AMERICA, COLOMBIA,
AND WITHIN 750 NM OF ECUADOR

WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED BELOW GALE FORCE IN THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO.
FRESH TO STRONG WINDS EXTEND WELL DOWNSTREAM TO NEAR 91W, WITH
NEAR- GALE FORCE WINDS CLOSER TO THE GULF. SEAS OVER THIS AREA
ARE IN THE 8-10 FT RANGE. FRESH TO STRONG WINDS, AND SEAS OF 6-8
FT, ARE OVER AND DOWNSTREAM THE GULF OF PANAMA. LIGHT TO GENTLE
WINDS ARE ELSEWHERE OVER THE DISCUSSION WATERS. SEAS OF 5-6 FT
PREVAIL ELSEWHERE.
FOR THE FORECAST, FRESH TO STRONG WINDS, LOCALLY TO NEAR GALE,
ACROSS AND DOWNSTREAM THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO WILL BRIEFLY DIMINISH
FRI BEFORE STRENGTHENING AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND. FRESH TO
OCCASIONALLY STRONG N TO NE WINDS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE GULF OF
PANAMA FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

SHORT-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TODAY - ENE 20-25, Seas SW 1.9-3.8 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - E 10-12, Seas SW 0-3.4 feet @ 14sec
SATURDAY - ENE 18-23, Seas SW 1.2-3.5 feet @ 14sec
SATURDAY NIGHT - ENE 22-28, Seas SW 2.7-4.1 feet @ 17sec

LONG-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
SUNDAY - ENE 25-31, Seas SW 3.5-4.7 feet @ 16sec
MONDAY - ENE 22-28, Seas SW 2.8-4.1 feet @ 15sec
TUESDAY - ENE 23-29, Seas N/A ?-? feet @ ?
WEDNESDAY - ENE 21-26, Seas N/A ?-? feet @ ?
THURSDAY - Not available yet