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Friday, August 18, 2017
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SYNOPSIS for the SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas  517 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017  

SYNOPSIS......
 The northern part of a strong tropical wave moving  across the southern Bahamas will continue W and reach the  Straits of Florida early Sat, accompanied by fresh to locally  strong winds and active weather. Low pressure in the tropical  Atlc will pass N of the Leeward Islands late Sat, possibly as a  tropical cyclone, and reach the southern Bahamas by early Mon  bringing strong winds and building seas to the waters S of 25N. A  ridge along 28N will move N of the area early next week.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Friday, August 18, 2017
tstorms   
   Friday:     60% Precip.  
   Late night thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the low 80s.
nt_tstorms   
   Friday Night:     60% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy this evening. Scattered thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low around 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
chancetstorms   
   Saturday:     60% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
nt_mostlycloudy   
   Saturday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Mainly cloudy. Low 82F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
chancerain   
   Sunday:     40% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Sunday Night:     10% Precip.  
   A few clouds. Low 81F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
tstorms   
   Monday:     80% Precip.  
   Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
nt_tstorms   
   Monday Night:     80% Precip.  
   Mostly cloudy skies early followed by thunderstorms late. Low near 80F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

3:00:24 PM

Lightning Map

NOAA TIDES Pelican Harbor, Abaco. 26° 23'N -76° 58'W *** TOP

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
8/18/2017 Fri 05:34 AM 2.8 H
8/18/2017 Fri 11:51 AM 0.1 L
8/18/2017 Fri 06:14 PM 3.5 H
8/19/2017 Sat 12:47 AM 0.3 L
8/19/2017 Sat 06:35 AM 3.0 H
8/19/2017 Sat 12:52 PM 0.0 L
8/19/2017 Sat 07:11 PM 3.6 H
8/20/2017 Sun 01:42 AM 0.2 L
8/20/2017 Sun 07:32 AM 3.1 H
8/20/2017 Sun 01:48 PM -0.1 L
8/20/2017 Sun 08:03 PM 3.7 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:

AMZ575-190830-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
319 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

TONIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with
a dominant period 4 seconds.

SATURDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a
dominant period 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the
morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Chance of showers in the
afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms.

SUNDAY
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Chance of
showers and thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM),
Friday, August 18, 2017


Sea of Abaco: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports a light wind chop, very do-able.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports it’s flat with a light wind chop.
South Man-O-War : Nothing heard.
Tiloo Cut: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Nothing heard.
North Bar: Nothing heard.

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

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK from NOAA - Updated real time **** TOP
NOAA tropical Forcast

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm Harvey, located just west of the Windward Islands.

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an area of low
pressure located about 600 miles east-northeast of the Leeward
Islands continues to show signs of organization.  However,
upper-level winds are becoming less favorable, and the chances for
a tropical cyclone to form are diminishing.  The low is expected to
move west-northwestward at about 20 mph during the next few days,
and interests in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the
progress of this disturbance.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

A tropical wave is located over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean
several hundred miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands.  Environmental
conditions are forecast to become more favorable for some
development early next week while the system moves
west-northwestward to northwestward at about 20 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.

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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK from NOAA - See you next season **** TOP

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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:
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   Miami Radar Link    Melbourne Radar Link    SE Radar Loop

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