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Tropical Weather Discussion NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1005 UTC Sun Jun 24 2018 Tropical Weather Discussion for the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Equator to 32N, east of 140W. The following information is based on satellite imagery, weather observations, radar, and meteorological analysis. Based on 0600 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 0845 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES... At 0900 UTC tropical depression five-e is located near 15.1N 115.6W or about 580 nm southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving north at 9 kt. The minimum central pressure is 1007 mb. Maximum sustained winds are 30 kt with 40 kt gusts. Numerous moderate convection is within 120 nm of southeast semicircle. Scattered moderate convection is elsewhere from 12N to 17N between 111W and 119W. Depression five is expected to intensify to a tropical storm later today. A weakening trend should begin on Monday, and the cyclone will likely become a remnant low by the middle of next week. See the NHC Forecast/Advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers MIATCMEP5/ WTPZ35 KNHC for further details. ...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH... The monsoon trough extends from 10N85W to 11N95W to low pressure near 14N105W 1010 mb to 14N109W, then resumes near 12N117W to 08N124W. The ITCZ extends from 08N124W and continues to 09N132W. Numerous moderate to strong convection is N of 04N between 81W and 88W. Scattered moderate convection is from 06N to 13N between 88W and 102W, from 12N to 19N between 96W and 110W and from 06N to 12N between 117W and 123W. ...DISCUSSION... OFFSHORE WATERS WITHIN 250 NM OF MEXICO... NW light to gentle winds are across the offshore waters west of Baja California. Winds will remain variable 10 kt or less through early Monday and then will become from the NW increasing to a max of 15 kt in the afternoon near the coast due to the influence of the sea breeze. Southerly winds in the northern Gulf of California are 20 kt north of 29N, while light to moderate winds are elsewhere. Seas in the region of strongest winds are up to 5 ft while 2-3 ft seas are south of 29N. Winds and seas will continue to subside today.

Further south, long period cross-equatorial SW swell continues to gradually build across the regional waters and will affect the waters from central Baja California to Central America through Monday. 5 to 7 ft seas off of Southern Mexico will build to 6-8 ft by Sun morning before slowly subsiding late Sun night and Mon.


The monsoon trough will meander between 09N and 13N the next several days. Light to gentle winds will prevail north of the monsoon trough, with gentle to moderate S to SW winds expected south of the trough axis. Long period cross-equatorial SW swell into the regional waters with a peak near 8 ft will gradually subside today through Mon. A tropical wave across Central America along about 90W will continue a westward track through Wed maintaining active convection in the region during this time. REMAINDER OF THE AREA...

High pressure northwest of the area extends a ridge SE to near 126W. To the S and SW of the ridge to just N of the ITCZ, moderate NE to E winds prevail with seas generally ranging between 5-7 ft. A surface trough west of the ITCZ along 135W supports N to NW winds W of its axis as indicated by latest scatterometer data. The high pressure center is forecast to shift NW and reorganize, while a weak trough offshore of Baja California drifts west to near 120W through Mon. This will gradually freshen winds N of 25N and to the west of 125W, producing NE winds of 15-25 kt, and building seas of 7-10 ft across the northern waters. Typical northerly swell generated offshore of California is propagating into the northern waters today, and will build seas modestly to 8 ft north of 29N between 123W and 127W. The cross- equatorial southerly swell is also moving through the tropical waters south of 20N and west of 120W and will maintain seas 5-7 ft there through Mon. A 1010 mb low pressure is near 14N105W generating scattered moderate to strong convection. See monsoon convection section above for details. Global models indicate that this low will linger across this area through at least Mon and continue to generate active convection.

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