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Saturday, March 23, 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  458 PM EDT Sat Mar 23 2019  

SYNOPSIS......
 A stationary front extends from 26N65W across the  Turks and Caicos Islands and to eastern Cuba. The front will  remain nearly stationary through Sun morning then begin to drift N  and gradually dissipate Sun night. Swell generated behind the  front will dominate the waters E of the Bahamas this weekend. A  new cold front is forecast to reach the north waters Tue evening and  sink southward across the NW half of the area through late Wed.  Low pressure is expected to develop along the front near Bermuda  Tue through Wed and produce strong to near GALE force NE winds  mainly across the NE waters.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Precip.  Temp   WindHumidity Barometer
Clear.gif SAT 8 PM  Clear skies  <1 %  74.8 °F   ENE at 13 mph  54 % 30.27   
Clear.gif SAT 11 PM  Clear skies  <1 %  74 °F   ENE at 15 mph  60 % 30.31   
Sunny.gif SUN 8 PM  Sunny skies  <1 %  73.5 °F   ENE at 20 mph  70 % 30.3   
Overcast.gif SUN 2 PM  Overcast skies  <1 %  75.8 °F   E at 21 mph  72 % 30.31   
PartlyCloudyDay.gif SUN 5 PM  Partly cloudy skies  <1 %  76.9 °F   E at 19 mph  71 % 30.24   
Cloudy.gif SUN 8 PM  Cloudy skies  <1 %  74.6 °F   E at 19 mph  73 % 30.25   
IsoRainSwrsDay.gif MON 8 AM  Light rain shower  85 %  75.4 °F   E at 15 mph  84 % 30.16   
IsoRainSwrsDay.gif MON 2 PM  Light rain shower  77 %  81.5 °F   ESE at 9 mph  77 % 30.15   
OccLightRain.gif MON 5 PM  Patchy rain possible  38 %  81.7 °F   ESE at 7 mph  74 % 30.08   
Clear.gif MON 8 PM  Clear skies  32 %  77.7 °F   ESE at 6 mph  71 % 30.1   
PartlyCloudyDay.gif TUE 8 AM  Partly cloudy skies  69 %  78 °F   NW at 9 mph  74 % 30.06   
Sunny.gif TUE 2 PM  Sunny skies  9 %  81.2 °F   NW at 10 mph  66 % 30.06   
PartlyCloudyDay.gif TUE 5 PM  Partly cloudy skies  7 %  81.7 °F   NW at 13 mph  71 % 30.01   
Clear.gif TUE 8 PM  Clear skies  <1 %  78.7 °F   NNW at 13 mph  67 % 30.04   
Sunny.gif WED 2 PM  Sunny skies  67 %  78 °F   WNW at 4 mph  65 % 30.1   
PartlyCloudyDay.gif THU 2 PM  Partly cloudy skies  10 %  71.4 °F   NNE at 27 mph  70 % 30.2   

10:23:28 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
3/23/2019 Sat 04:55 -0.61 L
3/23/2019 Sat 10:51 2.96 H
3/23/2019 Sat 17:10 -0.64 L
3/23/2019 Sat 23:19 3.19 H
3/24/2019 Sun 05:46 -0.44 L
3/24/2019 Sun 11:40 2.72 H
3/24/2019 Sun 17:57 -0.47 L
3/25/2019 Mon 00:10 3.03 H
3/25/2019 Mon 06:39 -0.22 L
3/25/2019 Mon 12:30 2.47 H
3/25/2019 Mon 18:46 -0.26 L

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:

AMZ575-240830-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
938 PM EDT Sat Mar 23 2019

TONIGHT
East winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant
period 11 seconds.

SUNDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with a
dominant period 11 seconds.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet
with a dominant period 5 seconds.

MONDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight
chance of showers.

MONDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.

TUESDAY
Northwest winds 10 knots becoming north 5 to 10 knots
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of
showers.

WEDNESDAY
North winds 15 to 20 knots and gusty. Seas building
to 4 to 6 feet. Chance of showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas building to 9
to 12 feet. Chance of showers.

THURSDAY
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 10 to 12 feet.
Slight chance of showers.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Saturday, March 23, 2019


Sea of Abaco: Nothing heard.
South Sea of Abaco: Gordie @ Cigatoo reports glassy, small ripples, no swell.
Whale Cay: Bel Canto reports 3’ maximum seas, very calm, "great day to come through".
North Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
South Man-O-War: Jay of Sun Dog reports a "favorable 4" on his 1 to 5 scale: north breeze at 5 mph, 2’ chop, nothing breaking in cut, and 4’ swells at sea.
Tilloo: Nothing heard.
North Bar: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Gordie @ Cigatoo reports temp 66, humidity 63%, dew point of 53 and barometer at 30.17", on a rise; wind west at 4-5 mph, and the cut has no breakers, a 9 second 2’ swell, is a gentle, smooth passage; southbound, 4’ 10 second swell from the NE, light NNW breeze; vis 15 miles, UV 6, and water temp 74 (78 outside); good fishing 9:09 - 10:09, and better 3:44 - 5:44.
PLEASE slow down when entering Little 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.
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 * Some web site references used:
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   Miami Radar Link    Melbourne Radar Link    SE Radar Loop

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