Gap Winds Forecast



April 26, 2018, 8:30 pm (UTC: -07:00)
Subject: Gap Winds Forecast


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WARNINGS
.NONE.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
SURFACE TROUGH FROM 10N85W TO 08N100W. ITCZ FROM 08N100W TO
08N120W TO BEYOND 06N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE FROM 04N TO 10N
BETWEEN 80W AND 87W AND FROM 03N TO 11N BETWEEN 115W AND 129W.

A SURFACE TROUGH, THE REMNANTS OF A DISSIPATED COLD FRONT,
EXTENDS FROM 30N127W TO 25N136W. A RIDGE IS BUILDING BEHIND THIS
TROUGH AS THE TROUGH WEAKENS. THE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WELL AFTER THE TROUGH DISSIPATES. MODERATE
TO FRESH NORTHEAST TRADE WINDS AND 7-9 FT SEAS ARE OBSERVED
ACROSS THE TROPICAL WATERS W OF 115W BETWEEN 07N AND 20N, SOUTH
OF THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AND NORTH OF THE THE ITCZ. THESE WINDS
WILL INCREASE TO FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG AS THE PRESSURE
INCREASES NORTH OF THIS REGION INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. THIS
WILL ALSO RESULT IN AN INCREASE OF THE AREAL COVERAGE OF SEAS OF
8-9 FT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DECREASE EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE HIGH
CENTER SHIFTS NORTHWARD.
...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 10N85W TO 08N100W. THE
INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE CONTINUES FROM 08N100W TO 08N120W
TO BEYOND 06N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 03N TO
11N BETWEEN 80W AND 90W AND FROM 03N TO 11N BETWEEN 115W AND
129W. ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 03N TO 08N BETWEEN
103W AND 109W AND FROM 03N TO 07W BETWEEN 132W AND 138W.

FRESH NORTHEAST NOCTURNAL WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN AND DOWNSTREAM
OF THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO BEGINNING SUN NIGHT. GENTLE TO MODERATE
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL ELSEWHERE N OF 09N, AND LIGHT TO
GENTLE SW WINDS ARE EXPECTED S OF 09N WITH SEAS OF 4 TO 6 FT.

SHORT-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TODAY - NE 13-18, Seas SSW 4-6 feet @ 14sec
TONITE - ENE 6-9, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY - ENE 12-17, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - S 1-2, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec

LONG-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
SATURDAY - ENE 12-17, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 13sec
SUNDAY - ENE 16-22, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 14sec
MONDAY - ENE 17-23, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
TUESDAY - ENE 19-26, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
WEDNESDAY - ENE 16-22, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 15sec