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Saturday, February 24, 2018
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SYNOPSIS for the SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas  329 PM EST Sat Feb 24 2018  

SYNOPSIS......
 High pressure centered near 31N70W will weaken and  shift southward tonight through Mon night. A cold front will move  off the SE coast of the U.S. on Mon, then become stationary along  about 28N through Tue, with high pressure building N of the  front. Large swell will reach the zones E of 70W midweek.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Saturday, February 24, 2018
chancerain   
   Saturday:     50% Precip.  
   A few showers developing late. Lows overnight in the low 70s.
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   Saturday Night:     50% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 73F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
chancerain   
   Sunday:     40% Precip.  
   Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 82F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
nt_clear   
   Sunday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Mostly clear skies. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
clear   
   Monday:     20% Precip.  
   Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
nt_clear   
   Monday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Clear skies. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.
clear   
   Tuesday:     20% Precip.  
   Mostly sunny skies. High 81F. Winds light and variable.
nt_clear   
   Tuesday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Clear skies. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable.

4:00:25 PM

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
2/24/2018 Sat 02:30 AM 2.72  H
2/24/2018 Sat 09:05 AM 0.13  L
2/24/2018 Sat 02:50 PM 2.17  H
2/24/2018 Sat 09:10 PM -0.20  L
2/25/2018 Sun 03:37 AM 2.82  H
2/25/2018 Sun 10:13 AM 0.04  L
2/25/2018 Sun 03:59 PM 2.24  H
2/25/2018 Sun 10:17 PM -0.29  L
2/26/2018 Mon 04:41 AM 2.96  H
2/26/2018 Mon 11:17 AM -0.12  L
2/26/2018 Mon 05:04 PM 2.38  H
2/26/2018 Mon 11:21 PM -0.42  L

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GULF STREAM CROSSING CONDITIONS TO SOUTH FLORIDA (Updated in real time from NOAA) TOP

       
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20nm to 60nm:

AMZ575-250930-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
922 PM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

TONIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
a dominant period 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers.

SUNDAY
Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a
dominant period 9 seconds. Slight chance of showers.

SUNDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
a dominant period 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers.

MONDAY
South winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance
of showers.

MONDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest
after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers.

TUESDAY
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Slight chance of showers.

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet.
Slight chance of showers.

THURSDAY
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Slight
chance of showers.

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Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Saturday, February 24, 2018


Sea of Abaco: Troy @ Dive Guana reports breeze from ESE and a light chop.
South Sea of Abaco: Gordie @ Cigatoo reports whitecaps in the middle, so a center console day.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports a 2-3’ roll and a 1’ chop.
South Man-O-War : Jay of Sundog reports a "turbulent 2": 17-18 mph breeze from ESE, very choppy in the cut; the swells are down from yesterday, but it’s still a turbulent 2.
Tilloo Cut: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Gordie @ Cigatoo reports the cut is "nasty"!; he has east breeze of 9 - 15, 5’+ breaking swells in rows across the cut opening; it’s a turbulent 2 now, but may improve when the tide turns; southbound, there are 8’+ swells near and offshore and 15 mph breeze; it may improve tomorrow; air temp is 75, humidity is 76%, dew point is 67 and barometer at 30.27", dropping; vis is 15 miles, UV is 8 and water temp is 73; the best time for fishing is moonrise, 12:48 - 1:48.

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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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK from NOAA - TOP

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
700 PM EST Thu Nov 30 2017

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

This is the last regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlook of
the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.  Routine issuance of the
Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on June 1, 2018.  During the
off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as
conditions warrant.

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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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