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Friday, August 29, 2014
( Marsh Harbour 26.54N, -77.06W )

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  523 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014  

SYNOPSIS......
 A TROUGH EXTENDING FROM 29N66W TO CAPE CANAVERAL  WILL DISSIPATE THROUGH SAT MORNING AS A RIDGE BUILDS W ALONG  27N. THE RIDGE WILL BECOME ORIENTED FROM 31N72W TO CENTRAL  FLORIDA ON SUN...THEN SHIFT SLOWLY N TO A POSITION FROM 31N70W  TO CAPE CANAVERAL ON MON...FROM 31N72W TO NE FLORIDA TUE THROUGH  WED. A WEAK TROUGH WILL MOVE WESTWARD ACROSS THE SE AND CENTRAL  BAHAMAS MON THROUGH TUE NIGHT...AND THE NW BAHAMAS ON WED.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Updated ~ Friday, August 29, 2014 6:00:01 PM
Friday
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 80s.
Friday Night
A few clouds. Low around 80F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday Night
Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then mainly cloudy overnight with thunderstorms likely. Low 78F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Sunday
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Sunday Night
Scattered thunderstorms early. Skies will become mainly clear overnight. Low 78F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Monday
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)

Friday, August 29 , 2014


Sea of Abaco: Troy at Dive Guana reports a south wind and choppy conditions.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard
North Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
South Man-War: Nothing heard
Tilloo Cut: Nothing heard
Little Harbour and North Bar: Nothing heard.

Gordie at Cigatoo reminded us this 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.

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.



AMZ650-670-301015-
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-
514 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
8/29/2014 Fri 05:12 AM 0.5 L
8/29/2014 Fri 11:16 AM 3.0 H
8/29/2014 Fri 05:36 PM 0.6 L
8/29/2014 Fri 11:29 PM 2.9 H
8/30/2014 Sat 05:48 AM 0.5 L
8/30/2014 Sat 11:57 AM 3.0 H
8/30/2014 Sat 06:19 PM 0.7 L
8/31/2014 Sun 12:09 AM 2.8 H
8/31/2014 Sun 06:28 AM 0.5 L
8/31/2014 Sun 12:42 PM 3.0 H
8/31/2014 Sun 07:07 PM 0.8 L

Pelican Harbour Tides

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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 29 2014
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center has issued the last advisory on
Cristobal, which has become a post-tropical cyclone a few hundred
miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland.
A large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms over
the central Caribbean Sea is associated with a tropical wave.
Upper-level winds are forecast to become a little more favorable
for development on Saturday while the wave moves over the
northwestern Caribbean Sea.  The disturbance is forecast to move
across the Yucatan peninsula on Sunday and into the southwestern
Gulf of Mexico by Monday, where environmental conditions are
expected to be conducive for some gradual development.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...30 percent.
$$
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  Sources for Wind & Significant Wave Height & Direction Graphics:
   Wind/Wave Height Forcast         WaveWatch III forcast       Wind - Marsh Harbour
        Wind - Rocky Point, Green Turtle         Wind Predictions - Sailflow


 * 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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