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Friday, October 24, 2014
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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  423 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014  

SYNOPSIS......
 A NEARLY STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM 31N63W TO  A SURFACE LOW IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS. THE LOW WILL RACE NE ALONG  THE FRONT TODAY STRENGTHENING TO A MINIMAL GALE NEAR 26N76W BY THIS  EVENING. THE LOW WILL WEAKEN AS IT CONTINUES NE OF THE AREA LATE  SAT DRAGGING A COLD FRONT E TO A POSITION FROM 31N65W TO NE CUBA.  THE FRONT WILL STALL FROM 28N65W TO THE WINDWARD PASSAGE LATE  SUN. REMNANTS OF THE FRONT WILL DRIFT W AND DISSIPATE ON MON AND  TUE.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Updated ~ Friday, October 24, 2014 5:00:57 AM
Friday
Thunderstorms with locally heavy downpours. High 78F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 2 to 3 inches of rain expected.
Friday Night
Rain showers, with winds diminishing overnight. Low near 75F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 3 to 5 inches of rain expected.
Saturday
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Saturday Night
A few clouds from time to time. Low 74F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Partly cloudy skies. High around 80F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Low 74F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Partly cloudy. High near 80F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
10/24/2014 Fri 02:53 AM 0.2 L
10/24/2014 Fri 09:04 AM 3.3 H
10/24/2014 Fri 03:31 PM 0.3 L
10/24/2014 Fri 09:19 PM 2.9 H
10/25/2014 Sat 03:31 AM 0.1 L
10/25/2014 Sat 09:43 AM 3.4 H
10/25/2014 Sat 04:12 PM 0.2 L
10/25/2014 Sat 09:59 PM 2.8 H
10/26/2014 Sun 04:10 AM 0.1 L
10/26/2014 Sun 10:24 AM 3.4 H
10/26/2014 Sun 04:56 PM 0.3 L
10/26/2014 Sun 10:42 PM 2.8 H

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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.



AMZ650-670-250830-
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-
336 PM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING

TONIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO
9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Friday, October 24, 2014


Sea of Abaco: Very choppy
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: 2-3’ roll with 1-2’ chop, lots of white caps
South Man-War: Breaking on reef
Tilloo Cut: Rough
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.

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 OCT 24 2014
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
A broad area of low pressure over the extreme western Caribbean
Sea is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Nine.
This system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, and
redevelopment, if any, will be slow to occur while the low drifts
eastward or meanders for the next few days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 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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