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Saturday, February 28, 2015
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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  317 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015  

SYNOPSIS......
 A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM 31N67W TO 28N72W THEN  STATIONARY TO THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA. THE COLD FRONT WILL SHIFT E  OF THE AREA TODAY AS THE STATIONARY FRONT SLOWLY DISSIPATES. HIGH  PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT DURING THE WEEKEND.  THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EASTWARD ENABLING NEXT COLD  FRONT TO ENTER THE FORECAST AREA MON. THE FRONT WILL RAPIDLY SHIFT  ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS AND E OF THE AREA BY EARLY TUE AS HIGH  PRESSURE ONCE AGAIN BUILDS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Updated ~ Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:00:58 AM
Saturday
Scattered thunderstorms. High 77F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 72F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 77F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear. Low 72F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday
Mainly sunny. High 77F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Clear to partly cloudy. Low near 70F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy skies. High 76F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
2/28/2015 Sat 04:19 AM 2.5 H
2/28/2015 Sat 10:53 AM 0.2 L
2/28/2015 Sat 04:40 PM 2.1 H
2/28/2015 Sat 10:55 PM 0.0 L
3/1/2015 Sun 05:13 AM 2.5 H
3/1/2015 Sun 11:45 AM 0.1 L
3/1/2015 Sun 05:33 PM 2.1 H
3/1/2015 Sun 11:47 PM 0.0 L
3/2/2015 Mon 06:01 AM 2.6 H
3/2/2015 Mon 12:30 PM 0.1 L
3/2/2015 Mon 06:19 PM 2.2 H

Pelican Harbour Tides    More Bahamas Tide Stations

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.



AMZ650-670-281915-
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-
543 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING

TODAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. 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. DOMINANT PERIOD
8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. 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. DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)

Friday, February 27, 2015


Sea of Abaco: Okay today.
Whale Cay: Scotch Mist reports a 2-3’ roll in Loggerhead Channel, and outside it looks pretty good.
North Man-O-War: Buddy at Mermaid Point reports the cut is flat with just a gentle roll.
South Man-War: Jay of SunDog reports the cut is a flat 5 on their scale of 1 to 5; he has light south breeze at 5 mph, a 1-2’ chop, and outside there’s a 3-4’ long swell.
Tilloo Cut: Jack at Rock Point reports that conditions are the same as south MOW cut.
Little Harbour and North Bar: Gordie at Cigatoo reports LITTLE HARBOUR has a gentle 9-12 mph breeze from the south; the cut is open with a 3-1/2’ swell from the ESE, so it’s a good, safe passage; the south Sea of Abaco has small wavelets; air temperature is 74, humidity is a sticky 95%, and dew point is at 72; the moon is as far north as it gets, so our daytime high tide will be very high; best times for fishing are 6:30 - 8:30 am and 6:45 - 8:45 pm.

Gordie at Cigatoo reminded us last winter that, on our charts and gps, 1 degree is 60 nautical miles, 1 minute is 1/60th or 6,076 feet, and one second is 101 feet. Thanks, Gordie!

Thanks so much to our volunteers who give these reports!

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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  Sources for Wind & Significant Wave Height & Direction Graphics:
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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
  http://www.caribwx.com/latest.html  Caribbean Weather Center: chris@mwxc.com
  Bahamas Dept of Meteorology.
  NOAA NWS Marine Forecast   Caribbean Sea Offshore Waters Forecast
  Accuweather.com    Miami Radar Link    Melbourne Radar Link    SE Radar Loop

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