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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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*** Tropical Hurricane Graphics Below ***
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  441 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016  

SYNOPSIS......
 A RIDGE EXTENDING FROM BERMUDA TO THE SE BAHAMAS WILL  SHIFT SE AND WEAKEN THROUGH WED. A COLD FRONT MOVING OFF THE  FLORIDA COAST WED AND WED NIGHT WILL EXTEND FROM 31N73W TO  CENTRAL CUBA ON THU...AND FROM 31N68W TO EASTERN CUBA FRI...AND  FROM 28N68W TO HAITI SAT...THEN STALL AND WEAKEN FROM 25N65W TO  THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SUN. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND TSTMS ARE  EXPECTED NEAR THE FRONT. STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED E OF THE FRONT  BEGINNING WED NIGHT.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Tuesday, May 3, 2016
tstorms   
   Tuesday:     50% Precip.  
   Thunderstorms developing late. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
nt_tstorms   
   Tuesday Night:     50% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low near 75F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
chancetstorms   
   Wednesday:     60% Precip.  
   Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
nt_tstorms   
   Wednesday Night:     10% Precip.  
   Becoming windy with thunderstorms likely. Low 74F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
chancetstorms   
   Thursday:     80% Precip.  
   Thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 79F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
nt_clear   
   Thursday Night:     0 % Precip.  
   A mostly clear sky. Low 72F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
clear   
   Friday:     0 % Precip.  
   Sunshine. High 77F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Friday Night:     0 % Precip.  
   A few clouds. Low near 70F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

3:00:04 PM

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
5/3/2016 Tue 05:38 AM 2.8 H
5/3/2016 Tue 12:04 PM -0.3 L
5/3/2016 Tue 06:14 PM 3.0 H
5/4/2016 Wed 12:38 AM -0.3 L
5/4/2016 Wed 06:35 AM 2.9 H
5/4/2016 Wed 12:57 PM -0.5 L
5/4/2016 Wed 07:08 PM 3.2 H
5/5/2016 Thu 01:35 AM -0.5 L
5/5/2016 Thu 07:30 AM 2.9 H
5/5/2016 Thu 01:49 PM -0.7 L
5/5/2016 Thu 08:01 PM 3.4 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.



AMZ650-670-040930-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL OUT
20 NM-
WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
449 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

TONIGHT
SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS
WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
4 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS WITH
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST TO
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET
ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET
IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS
TO 6 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET ALONG
THE COAST AND 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET IN THE
GULF STREAM. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH
SOUTHWEST IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
WEST NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS SMOOTH.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Water temp is 76 in Abaco.

Sea of Abaco: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports whitecaps, bouncy to get around.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports a 1-2’ roll and a 1’ wind chop.
South Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
Tilloo Cut: Not Luft reports breaking all the way across the cut.
North Bar: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Wellington @ Pete’s Pub reports rougher than normal, SE wind 10-15. There is a swell and wind chop but cut is doable.





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