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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  415 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015  

SYNOPSIS......
 A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM NEAR 31N66W TO FLORIDA KEYS  EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE MOVING SE AND REACH FROM  24N65W TO CENTRAL CUBA THIS EVENING...THEN WEAKEN AS IT REACHES SE  WATERS ALONG ABOUT 20N SUN EVENING THROUGH MON. ANOTHER COLD  FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NW WATERS MON WITH SW GALES OCCURRING  ACROSS N PORTIONS AHEAD OF FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL REACH FROM  30N65W TO STRAITS OF FLORIDA TUE MORNING THEN GRADUALLY STALL W TO  E ALONG 23N AND THROUGH CENTRAL BAHAMAS BY WED.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Updated ~ Saturday, January 31, 2015 6:00:58 AM
Saturday
A mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 67F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 63F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy skies. High 71F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy skies. Low 69F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday
Showers early becoming less numerous later in the day. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Monday Night
Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 67F. WSW winds shifting to N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy. High near 70F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
1/31/2015 Sat 05:38 AM 2.7 H
1/31/2015 Sat 12:11 PM 0.0 L
1/31/2015 Sat 05:54 PM 2.1 H
2/1/2015 Sun 12:07 AM -0.2 L
2/1/2015 Sun 06:25 AM 2.7 H
2/1/2015 Sun 12:57 PM -0.1 L
2/1/2015 Sun 06:42 PM 2.2 H
2/2/2015 Mon 12:53 AM -0.2 L
2/2/2015 Mon 07:08 AM 2.7 H
2/2/2015 Mon 01:39 PM -0.1 L
2/2/2015 Mon 07:25 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.



AMZ650-670-010915-
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-
327 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015


SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

SUNDAY
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED AREAS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THURSDAY
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SHOWERS LIKELY.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)

Thursday, January 29, 2015 Elbow Reef Light is undergoing repairs 1/24 - 2/2, so it will be closed those dates and may be dim or even out some of the time.


Sea of Abaco: Troy at Dive Guana reports whitecaps in the middle, fine in the lee.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Troy reports the cut has a 3-4’ short swell.
South Man-War: Jay of SunDog reports a turbulent 2 on their scale of 1-5; he reports a NNE breeze of 19-20, a choppy sea, breaking across the cut; not advised.
Tilloo Cut: Betsy at Rock Point reports this cut, facing south and in the lee, has whitecaps -- you could do it, but it’ll be wet.
Little Harbour and North Bar: Gordie at Cigatoo reports LITTLE HARBOUR cut, running north to south, has 18-24 wind, gusting to 28, lots of whitecaps, get your bow up in the cut, a wet ride, with a NNE 4’ swell at 9 second intervals; out in the ocean, stay in the lee, since seas are 8-9 feet farther out; air temp is 67 (wind chill of 61), 66% humidity, dew point at 55, and his barometer is at 30.21, rising; best time for fishing is 8:30 - 10:30.

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 6,000.076 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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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

*** 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
**** Provided by NOAA - Automatic update in Real-Time. Multiple - updates a day.



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