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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
( Marsh Harbour 26.54N, -77.06W )

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*** Tropical Hurricane Graphics Below ***
SYNOPSIS FOR THE SW N ATLANTIC INCLUDING THE BAHAMAS  404 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016  

SYNOPSIS......
 .A COLD FRONT EXTENDS FROM NEAR 31N70W SW TO THE  CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND TO WESTERN CUBA. WINDS TO GALE FORCE  CONTINUE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE COLD FRONT OVER THE NORTHERN  WATERS. THE FRONT WILL REACH FROM NEAR BERMUDA TO THE WINDWARD  PASSAGE BY WED EVENING...AND MERGE WITH ANOTHER FRONT STALLED  FROM 24N65W TO HISPANIOLA THU NIGHT. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED  TO FOLLOW THE FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS N OF 29N THROUGH WED. A  THIRD COLD FONT WILL ENTER THE FAR NW WATERS EARL FRI AFTERNOON...  REACH FROM NEAR 31N74W TO NW NORTHERN BAHAMAS AND TO NEAR WEST  PALM BEACH EARLY SAT...AND OVER THE FAR SE WATERS SUN. STRONG  HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA BEHIND THIS FRONT.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Tuesday, February 9, 2016
partlycloudy   
   Tuesday:     20% Precip.  
   Windy with clouds. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Tuesday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Cloudy and windy. Low near 60F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.
cloudy   
   Wednesday:     0 % Precip.  
   Cloudy. Gusty winds in the morning. High around 65F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Wednesday Night:     0 % Precip.  
   Cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Low 59F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
partlycloudy   
   Thursday:     0 % Precip.  
   Partly cloudy skies. High 66F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Thursday Night:     0 % Precip.  
   Partly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
partlycloudy   
   Friday:     0 % Precip.  
   Partly cloudy skies. High 68F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear   
   Friday Night:     0 % Precip.  
   Mostly clear. Low 63F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

4:00:02 PM

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
2/9/2016 Tue 02:21 AM -0.6 L
2/9/2016 Tue 08:31 AM 3.2 H
2/9/2016 Tue 03:00 PM -0.6 L
2/9/2016 Tue 08:54 PM 2.8 H
2/10/2016 Wed 03:10 AM -0.7 L
2/10/2016 Wed 09:18 AM 3.2 H
2/10/2016 Wed 03:45 PM -0.7 L
2/10/2016 Wed 09:44 PM 2.9 H
2/11/2016 Thu 04:01 AM -0.6 L
2/11/2016 Thu 10:05 AM 3.1 H
2/11/2016 Thu 04:32 PM -0.7 L
2/11/2016 Thu 10:35 PM 3.0 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.



AMZ650-101030-
COASTAL WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH, FL OUT
20 NM-
423 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING

TONIGHT
WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS ALONG THE COAST
TO WEST NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
12 SECONDS. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO 7 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. NORTH NORTHEAST SWELL AROUND 3 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET ALONG THE COAST AND 5 TO
7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 9 FEET IN THE GULF STREAM. DOMINANT PERIOD
7 SECONDS. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 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.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 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.

FRIDAY
ALONG THE COAST...NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KNOTS. IN THE
GULF STREAM...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT
ALONG THE COAST...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KNOTS OR LESS
BECOMING WEST NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. IN
THE GULF STREAM...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE IN THE EVENING. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
WINDS NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 6 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS TO 8 FEET. INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY IN EXPOSED
AREAS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM)
Monday, February 8, 2016



Sea of Abaco: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports it is rough-- an Albury’s Ferry day.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports 3-4 foot waves and 2-3 foot wind chop.
South Man-O-War: Jay @ Sun Dog reports a "turbulent 2": 20 mph from the NW, white water breaking across the cut and 6’ swells at sea.
Tilloo Cut: Jack @ Rock Point reports the cut is in the lee, 2-4’ swell with nothing breaking, you can get out but it is rough on the outside.
Little Harbour or North Bar: Gordy @ Cigatoo reports LITTLE HARBOUR cut has gentle breeze 10-17 mph with max gust 25 at 7am; cut is open, 2-3’ swell on beam; the southern Sea of Abaco has small ripple’s, you can get around in a small boat; off shore waves are 12-15’ with 6-8’ coastal waves; air temp is 68, 80% humidity, dew point 61, barometer 30.01. Best time to fish 1:21-3:21 pm new moon with big tides and big currents.

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 and Susan

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