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Saturday, March 28, 2015
( Marsh Harbour 26.54N, -77.06W )

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SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  916 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015  

SYNOPSIS......
 A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFF THE SE GEORGIA AND NE  FLORIDA COASTS EARLY TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL THEN REACH FROM  NEAR BERMUDA TO EASTERN CUBA SAT...FROM NEAR 27N65W TO THE  WINDWARD PASSAGE EARLY ON SUN...THEN STALL AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE  ACROSS THE NORTHERN TROPICAL WATERS MON THROUGH TUE NIGHT. A  WEAKER COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN WATERS  FROM MON NIGHT THROUGH TUE NIGHT. A RIDGE WILL THEN SET UP ALONG  31N TUE NIGHT THROUGH WED NIGHT.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Updated ~ Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:00:58 AM
Saturday
Windy. Cloudy skies will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 74F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday Night
Considerable cloudiness. Low 67F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Mainly cloudy. High 72F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Cloudy. Low 66F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
Monday
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High around 70F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy skies. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday
A mainly sunny sky. High 73F. 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
3/28/2015 Sat 03:44 AM 2.5 H
3/28/2015 Sat 10:20 AM 0.3 L
3/28/2015 Sat 04:13 PM 2.1 H
3/28/2015 Sat 10:28 PM 0.3 L
3/29/2015 Sun 04:44 AM 2.4 H
3/29/2015 Sun 11:18 AM 0.3 L
3/29/2015 Sun 05:12 PM 2.1 H
3/29/2015 Sun 11:27 PM 0.3 L
3/30/2015 Mon 05:39 AM 2.4 H
3/30/2015 Mon 12:09 PM 0.2 L
3/30/2015 Mon 06:05 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.



AMZ650-670-290315-
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-
1030 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

REST OF TODAY
NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE
COAST TO NORTH NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND
7 TO 9 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 11 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM.
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
TONIGHT
NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO
8 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTH 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. DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT
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.

MONDAY
EAST NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

TUESDAY
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS SMOOTH.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Sea of Abaco: Troy at Dive Guana reports NNW wind at 20, choppy conditions, okay in the lee.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Nothing heard.
South Man-War: Jay at SunDog reports this cut is a turbulent 2 on their scale of 1-5; he has north wind at 18 mph, waves breaking across the cut, and offshore waves of 6’; he does not recommend using this cut today.
Tilloo: Jack at Rock Point reports this cut, in the lee, is an easy passage, but 3-4’ rollers outside.
NORTH BAR AND LITTLE HARBOUR: Gordie at Cigatoo reports LITTLE HARBOUR cut has NNW wind at 15-24, an outgoing tide, and 3-1/2’ ocean swell, so the passage is do-able;the south Sea of Abaco has wavelets, so tough in a dinghy but okay in a center console; seas offshore are 4-6’, and there should be clean surf this afternoon; his air temperature is 71, 88% humidity, dew point at 65, and barometer reads 30.03"; best fishing 6:22 to 8:22 pm, second best is 12:22 - 2:22.

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 6,076 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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