Sea of Cortez Forecast



September 21, 2017, 8:30 pm (UTC: -07:00)
Subject: Sea of Cortez Forecast


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WARNINGS
.NONE.

.GULF OF CALIFORNIA N OF 29.5N SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS LESS
THAN 8 FT.
.12 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.


A WEAK SURFACE RIDGE EXTENDS ESE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF THE DISCUSSION AREA TO THE CENTRAL PART OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
NEAR 26N. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT MOVING SOUTH INTO THE FAR
NORTHERN WATERS EXTENDS FROM 30N119W TO 29N124W TO 30N133W. THE
PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE BEHIND THE FRONT AND
TROUGHING ACROSS NORTHERN MEXICO IS PRODUCING FRESH TO STRONG SW
WINDS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA, EXPECTED
TO PERSIST THROUGH EARLY FRI MORNING, WITH SEAS BUILDING TO 5-7
FT NORTH OF 29N. AS THE HIGH PRESSURE BEHIND THE DISSIPATING
FRONT BUILDS SE INTO THE AREA DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS,
NWLY WINDS WILL FRESHEN SLIGHTLY WEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA NORTE,
WHILE LITTLE EFFECTS WILL BE SEEN SOUTH OF 29N IN THE GULF OF
CALIFORNIA. ELSEWHERE, THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF LOW PRESSURE
ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST OF MEXICO WILL INCREASE WINDS AND SEAS
BETWEEN 100W AND 107W THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

SHORT-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ NORTHERN HALF (north of 27N)
TODAY - SW 9-12, Seas WSW 1-3 feet @ 3sec
TONITE - WSW 15-20, Seas WSW 2-4 feet @ 3sec
FRIDAY - WSW 11-15, Seas W 2-4 feet @ 4sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - WSW 12-17, Seas NW 1-3 feet @ 5sec

SHORT-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ SOUTHERN HALF (south of 27N)
TODAY - WNW 5-7, Seas SSE 2-4 feet @ 9sec
TONITE - WSW 7-10, Seas SSE 2-4 feet @ 9sec
FRIDAY - WSW 4-6, Seas SSE 2-4 feet @ 9sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - SSW 5-6, Seas SSE 3-5 feet @ 8sec

LONG-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ
SATURDAY - Northern Half WSW 12-17, Seas NW 1-3 feet @ 5sec, Southern Half NW 7-10, Seas S 3-5 feet @ 8sec
SUNDAY - Northern Half NNW 15-21, Seas NW 3-5 feet @ 4sec, Southern Half NW 11-15, Seas S 3-6 feet @ 11sec
MONDAY - Northern Half N 17-23, Seas NNW 4-7 feet @ 5sec, Southern Half NW 10-14, Seas S 3-6 feet @ 10sec
TUESDAY - Northern Half NW 11-16, Seas NW 2-4 feet @ 5sec, Southern Half NW 10-13, Seas SSE 3-6 feet @ 10sec
WEDNESDAY - Northern Half NW 11-15, Seas NW 1-3 feet @ 3sec, Southern Half WNW 8-12, Seas SSE 3-6 feet @ 10sec