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Saturday, April 19, 2014
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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  1003 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014  

SYNOPSIS......
 ATLC RIDGING ACROSS THE WATERS WILL SHIFT E AS LOW  PRES AND AN ATTENDANT COLD FRONT CURRENTLY IN THE EASTERN GULF OF  MEXICO APPROACH. THE LOW WILL MOVE TO 31N79W SAT EVENING EXTENDING  THE FRONT THROUGH 27N77W TO 22N77W...THEN FROM 31N76W THROUGH  27N76W TO 22N74W SUN EVENING...FROM 31N70W THROUGH 27N70W TO  22N71W MON EVENING...SHIFTING E OF THE AREA BY TUE EVENING.  ANOTHER COLD FRONT MAY CLIP ACROSS THE FAR NORTHERN WATERS WED.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Updated ~ Friday, April 18, 2014 9:11:31 PM
Friday
Considerable cloudiness. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low around 75F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High near 80F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Saturday Night
Thunderstorms likely in the evening. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms later on. Low 73F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Sunday
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 77F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday
Partly cloudy. High 78F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)

Friday, April 18, 2014


Sea of Abaco: Troy at Dive Guana reports SE breeze at 17-18 knots, lumpy, some whitecaps.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
South Man-War: Jay at Sun Dog reports a bouncy 3: 12 knots from the SE, choppy and bouncy with a 2-3’ chop and 6’ roll.
Tilloo Cut: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour and North Bar: Seerdan (sp?) reports NORTH BAR is having 4-8’ swells from ENE, nothing breaking, and wind from the SE at 10-20; Gordie at Cigatoo reports LITTLE HARBOUR has SE breeze at 16-21; the passage is bumpy and wet, with breakers on the reef and whitecaps in the ocean; wind, waves, tide and a 5’ swell are all coming up the cut; the southern Sea of Abaco has whitecaps, so keep your bow up; temperature is 77 degrees, humidity’s 84%, dew point is 72 degrees and his barometer reads 30.11", steady.

Gordie also added that, on our charts and gps, 1 degree is 60 nautical miles, 1 minute is 1/60th or 6,000.076 feet, and one second is 101 feet. Thanks, Gordie!


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Marsh Harbour 1/1/2013 Magnetic Declination = -8° 20' 5" changing by -4.2' per year
NOAA TIDES Pelican Harbor, Abaco. 26° 23'N -76° 58'W *** TOP

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
4/19/2014 Sat 06:08 AM -0.1 L
4/19/2014 Sat 11:56 AM 2.4 H
4/19/2014 Sat 06:08 PM -0.2 L
4/20/2014 Sun 12:26 AM 3.0 H
4/20/2014 Sun 07:01 AM -0.1 L
4/20/2014 Sun 12:51 PM 2.4 H
4/20/2014 Sun 07:04 PM -0.1 L
4/21/2014 Mon 01:23 AM 2.9 H
4/21/2014 Mon 07:59 AM 0.0 L
4/21/2014 Mon 01:53 PM 2.4 H
4/21/2014 Mon 08:07 PM 0.0 L

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GULF STREAM CROSSING CONDITIONS TO SOUTH FLORIDA (Updated in real time from NOAA) ***** TOP

       
JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH 20nm to 60nm:

SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3
OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE HIGHEST
10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.



AMZ650-670-191615-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 60 NM-
330 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

TORNADO WATCH 84 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING

TODAY
SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT
WEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO WEST
12 TO 17 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 12 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO NORTH NORTHWEST 11 TO 16 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 6 TO 8 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 10 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. NORTH SWELL
AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO NORTH NORTHEAST 9 TO 14 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
NORTH SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY
NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. NORTH SWELL
AROUND 3 FEET IN THE MORNING. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

WEDNESDAY
WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 9 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL
SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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