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Sunday, January 20, 2019
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SYNOPSIS for the SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas  412 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019  

SYNOPSIS......
 Weak high pressure will drift eastward from near  30N73W toward Bermuda from tonight through Sunday. S winds will  strengthen from tonight through Sunday, E of Florida, ahead of a  strong cold front. The cold front will push off the Florida  coast on Sunday morning, then reach from 31N72W to coast of Cuba  near 23N80W on Sunday night, from 30N65W to 25N72W to coast of  Cuba near 22N72W on Monday morning, from 27N65W to coast of Cuba  near 21N77W on Monday night, and stationary on Tuesday afternoon  from 24N65W to the coast of Cuba near 22N77W. Minimal GALE force  winds will be possible on either side of the front N of 28N and  W of 60W Sun through Monday. Seas will build to near 20 feet in  NW swell behind the front near 31N65W on Tuesday. Strong winds  will develop between the front and 25N on Tuesday, as strong  high pressure builds to the N of the front. Winds will subside  on Tuesday night and Wednesday, as the front weakens and high  pressure to the N shifts E.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Saturday, January 19, 2019
chancerain   
   Saturday:     40% Precip.  
   Chance of late night showers. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
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   Saturday Night:     40% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 69F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
tstorms   
   Sunday:     90% Precip.  
   Windy with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 77F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Higher wind gusts possible.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Sunday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph.
mostlycloudy   
   Monday:     0 % Precip.  
   Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 71F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Monday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds for later at night. Low 62F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
cloudy   
   Tuesday:     20% Precip.  
   Cloudy. High 71F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.
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   Tuesday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Cloudy skies. Low around 65F. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph.

4:00:24 PM

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NOAA TIDES Pelican Harbor, Abaco. 26° 23'N -76° 58'W *** TOP
Tides times are in  Local Eastern: LST or LDT as appropriate.

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
1/20/2019 Sun 00:47 -0.69 L
1/20/2019 Sun 07:10 3.32 H
1/20/2019 Sun 13:44 -0.51 L
1/20/2019 Sun 19:29 2.54 H
1/21/2019 Mon 01:42 -0.81 L
1/21/2019 Mon 08:01 3.43 H
1/21/2019 Mon 14:35 -0.65 L
1/21/2019 Mon 20:23 2.67 H
1/22/2019 Tue 02:36 -0.84 L
1/22/2019 Tue 08:53 3.45 H
1/22/2019 Tue 15:25 -0.72 L
1/22/2019 Tue 21:16 2.77 H

Pelican Harbour Tides    More Bahamas Tide Stations

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

       
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20nm to 60nm:

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Small Craft Advisory
Gale Warning
Short Term Forecast
Hazardous Weather Outlook

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Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
924 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
SUNDAY
GALE
WARDING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST
SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY
EVENING

OVERNIGHT
South winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 20 to
25 knots after midnight. Frequent gusts to gale force late in the
night. Seas building to 4 to 6 feet late in the night with a
dominant period 4 seconds. Chance of showers after midnight.

SUNDAY
West winds 25 to 30 knots. Frequent gusts to gale force.
Seas building to 6 to 8 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds.
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning,
then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots diminishing to
15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet with a dominant
period 8 seconds.

MONDAY
North winds 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet.

TUESDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Slight
chance of showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet.
Chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Chance
of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Chance of showers.

THURSDAY
South winds 20 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Showers likely and
slight chance of thunderstorms.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Saturday, January 19, 2019


Sea of Abaco: Troy @ Dive Guana reports 10 knots from the SE, a little bit of chop.
South Sea of Abaco: Brian at Done Rovin’ reports "fairly calm".
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: A boater reports "pretty flat".
South Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
Tilloo Cut: Nothing heard.
North Bar: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Brian at Done Rovin’ reports the cut has no rollers, just wind driven white caps.
PLEASE slow down when entering the harbour, as there are a few manatees and lots of turtles!

Please remember that we are just trying to help out with these reports. You are the captain of your vessel so the decision will be yours alone.
Updates thanks to Jill P

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Listen in on SSB(phone) 7.238 SSB 7:45am, CW 7.047 7am , SSB 14.300 about eighteen hours a day and is always available for emergency assistance. File your Float plan and position reports.

 * Some web site references used:
  WUnderground.com     NOAA: NWS Marine Forecast   Caribbean Sea Offshore Waters Forecast
   Miami Radar Link    Melbourne Radar Link    SE Radar Loop

*** Tide info: NOAA - All times are listed in Local Standard Time(LST) or, Local Daylight Time (LDT), All heights are in feet referenced to Mean Lower Low Water
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