Sea of Cortez Forecast



November 24, 2017, 8:30 am (UTC: -08:00)
Subject: Sea of Cortez Forecast


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...GALE WARNING...
.WITHIN 30 NM OF LINE FROM 16N95W TO 15N95W TO 14.5N95.5W...
INCLUDING THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...N TO NE WINDS 30 TO 35 KT.
SEAS TO 12 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 60 NM OF LINE FROM 16N95W TO
14N95.5W TO 12N96.5W N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
REMAINDER OF AREA FROM 09N TO 13N BETWEEN 94W AND 100W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT PRIMARILY IN NE SWELL.
.03 HOUR FORECAST WITHIN 60 NM OF LINE FROM 16N95W TO 14N95.5W
TO 12.5N96.5W...INCLUDING THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...N TO NE
WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT. ELSEWHERE FROM 08.5N TO 14N
BETWEEN 93.5W AND 100W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN
MIXED NE AND SW SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS
LESS THAN 8 FT. FROM 03N TO 06N BETWEEN 97W AND 115W WINDS 20 KT
OR LESS. SEAS TO 8 FT IN MIXED NE AND SW SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC N OF 14.5N BETWEEN 94.5W
AND 95.5W N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.STATIONARY FRONT JUST NW OF AREA. W OF LINE FROM 30N121W TO
12N137W TO 12N140W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW
SWELL...EXCEPT 12 TO 13 FT FROM 16N TO 26N W OF 135W.
.24 HOUR FORECAST COLD FRONT FROM 30N138W TO 28N140W. NW OF
FRONT NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 9 TO 10 FT. N OF 28N E OF FRONT
TO 133W S TO SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. ELSEWHERE NW
OF LINE FROM 30N132W TO 25N140W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 FT
IN NW SWELL. W OF LINE FROM 22N140W TO 23N123W TO 12N125W TO
04N140W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT IN MIXED NW SWELL
AND NE WIND WAVES.
.48 HOUR FORECAST PRIMARY COLD FRONT FROM 30N129W TO 20N139W.
SECONDARY COLD FRONT FROM 30N134W TO 26N140W. NW OF SECONDARY
FRONT NW TO N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 14 FT. ELSEWHERE NW
OF LINE 30N134W TO 23N140W WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT
IN NW SWELL. FROM 10N TO 15N W OF 135W...AND S OF 10N W OF 125W
WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN NW SWELL.

.FROM 10N TO 11.5N E OF 87.5W...INCLUDING THE GULF OF
PAPAGAYO...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.12 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 11N E OF 88.5W...INCLUDING THE
GULF OF PAPAGAYO...NE TO E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8
FT.
.36 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 11N E OF 87W...INCLUDING THE GULF
OF PAPAGAYO...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

CONVECTION VALID AT 1500 UTC FRI NOV 24...

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
MONSOON TROUGH FROM 09N84W TO 08N90W TO 07N101W. THE ITCZ
CONTINUES FROM 07N101W TO 11N117W TO 10N130W TO 09N135W TO
BEYOND 10N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO STRONG FROM 05.5N TO 10N E
OF 85.5W...AND FROM 07N TO 11N BETWEEN 117W AND 134W.

GULF OF CALIFORNIA: OVERNIGHT SCATTEROMETER DATA INDICATED
GENTLE TO LOCALLY MODERATE WINDS ACROSS THE ENTIRE GULF. THIS
FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
RELAX FURTHER, WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH
MON. STRONG TO NEAR GALE FORCE NW FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF MON NIGHT, WITH FRESH TO STRONG WINDS
SPREADING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
THE GULF THROUGH TUE NIGHT. SEAS WILL QUICKLY BUILD TO AROUND 8
FT ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF BY TUE MORNING AND THEN 6-8 FT
THROUGH CENTRAL PORTIONS BY TUE NIGHT.

SHORT-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ NORTHERN HALF (north of 27N)
TODAY - WNW 6-8, Seas NW 1-2 feet @ 4sec
TONITE - S 5-8, Seas NW 0-1 feet @ 3sec
SATURDAY - SSE 6-8, Seas SSE 0-1 feet @ 1sec
SATURDAY NIGHT - WSW 2-3, Seas SSE 0-0 feet @ 1sec

SHORT-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ SOUTHERN HALF (south of 27N)
TODAY - NW 3-4, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 14sec
TONITE - NNW 2-3, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 13sec
SATURDAY - W 3-4, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 13sec
SATURDAY NIGHT - WNW 3-5, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 13sec

LONG-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ
SUNDAY - Northern Half NW 6-9, Seas NW 0-1 feet @ 1sec, Southern Half WNW 7-9, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 13sec
MONDAY - Northern Half S 7-10, Seas SW 0-1 feet @ 2sec, Southern Half NW 6-8, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 12sec
TUESDAY - Northern Half NNW 19-26, Seas NNW 5-8 feet @ 5sec, Southern Half W 3-4, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 17sec
WEDNESDAY - Northern Half NW 13-18, Seas NW 3-5 feet @ 5sec, Southern Half NW 7-9, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 14sec
THURSDAY - Northern Half NW 14-20, Seas NW 3-6 feet @ 6sec, Southern Half NW 13-17, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 13sec