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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
( Marsh Harbour 26.54N, -77.06W , Magnetic Declination -8.39° 2019 -.07 W per year)

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SYNOPSIS for the SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas  323 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019  

SYNOPSIS......
 A cold front reaching from 31N72W to Cape Canaveral  Florida will stall along 27N today. The portion of the front W of  75W will lift N of the area as a warm front through early Wed,  while the portion east of 75W dissipates and high pressure builds  near Bermuda. The high pressure will shift SW to halfway between  the northern Bahamas and Bermuda through Sat as a strong frontal  boundary moves though the central Atlantic.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Monday, February 18, 2019
clear   
   Monday:     10% Precip.  
   Clear. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
nt_clear   
   Monday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Clear skies. Low near 70F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
clear   
   Tuesday:     10% Precip.  
   Mostly sunny skies. High near 80F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_clear   
   Tuesday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Mostly clear skies. Low near 70F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
chancerain   
   Wednesday:     30% Precip.  
   Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 79F. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
nt_clear   
   Wednesday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 71F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
partlycloudy   
   Thursday:     20% Precip.  
   Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High 79F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_clear   
   Thursday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Clear skies. Low 71F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

4:00:24 PM

Lightning Map

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
2/19/2019 Tue 01:29 -0.78 L
2/19/2019 Tue 07:44 3.4 H
2/19/2019 Tue 14:14 -0.68 L
2/19/2019 Tue 20:07 2.91 H
2/20/2019 Wed 02:23 -0.84 L
2/20/2019 Wed 08:34 3.41 H
2/20/2019 Wed 15:03 -0.77 L
2/20/2019 Wed 20:59 3.03 H
2/21/2019 Thu 03:17 -0.81 L
2/21/2019 Thu 09:24 3.32 H
2/21/2019 Thu 15:51 -0.79 L
2/21/2019 Thu 21:52 3.08 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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Short Term Forecast
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Small Craft Advisory

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Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
411 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH

WEDNESDAY EVENING

TODAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a
dominant period 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
TONIGHT
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
building to 5 to 7 feet late with a dominant period 5 seconds.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet
with a dominant period 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to
7 feet. Slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Slight chance of showers.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight
chance of showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers.

SATURDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers.

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Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Monday, February 18, 2019


Sea of Abaco: A report came in of only a 6"- 1’ SE light chop.
South Sea of Abaco: Gordie @ Cigatoo, reports it’s beautiful, and dinghy-safe.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
South Man-O-War: Jay @ Sun Dog reports a flat 5: 6 mph from the south, a 2’ chop in the cut and 3’ swells at sea.
Tilloo Cut: Nothing heard.
North Bar: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Gordie @ Cigatoo reports south breeze at 7-10 mph, the cut is as good as it gets,with 2-3’ ESE swell at 8 - 10 second intervals; southbound there is a 3-4’ swell on your beam and 10 mph SE wind; temp 76, 92% humidity, dew point of 74, barometer 30.18, on a fast rise; tides are extremely high and low with the full moon; vis is 8 miles, UV at 9, water temp 73 (77 outside); great fishing 12:32 - 2:32.
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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Shortwave: Waterway Radio and Cruising Club WaterwayRadio.net
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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