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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
( Marsh Harbour 26.54N, -77.06W )

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** Hurricane NATE Tracked Below **
SYNOPSIS for the SW N Atlantic including the Bahamas  1115 AM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017  

SYNOPSIS......
 A broad trough will continue between 68W and 73W. A  stationary front extending from 31N70W to SE Florida will drift  SE and merge with trough tonight, becoming stationary from  31N67W to the NW Bahamas to the Florida Straits. The front will  drift W with a weak surface low developing along the front near  31N71W early Thu. The low will move NE dragging the front E again  to a position from Bermuda to the Central Bahamas early Fri,  stalling again on Sat, and dissipating on Sun as fresh SE return  sets up across the waters N of 23N W of 72W.    

*Marine Forecast For Abacos ~ Wednesday, October 18, 2017
chancetstorms   
   Wednesday:     50% Precip.  
   Mostly cloudy early with scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 86F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
nt_chancetstorms   
   Wednesday Night:     40% Precip.  
   Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 77F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
chancetstorms   
   Thursday:     30% Precip.  
   Cloudy in the morning followed by isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 86F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Thursday Night:     20% Precip.  
   Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 77F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy   
   Friday:     20% Precip.  
   Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
nt_chancetstorms   
   Friday Night:     40% Precip.  
   Rain showers in the evening with scattered thunderstorms arriving overnight. Low 77F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
chancetstorms   
   Saturday:     50% Precip.  
   Scattered thunderstorms. High near 85F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
nt_partlycloudy   
   Saturday Night:     20% Precip.  
   A few clouds from time to time. Low 78F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

2:30:25 AM

Lightning Map

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

DATE_DAY_TIME_PRED_FTHIGH_LOW
10/18/2017 Wed 01:48 AM 0.2 L
10/18/2017 Wed 07:53 AM 3.3 H
10/18/2017 Wed 02:15 PM 0.2 L
10/18/2017 Wed 08:11 PM 3.1 H
10/19/2017 Thu 02:29 AM 0.1 L
10/19/2017 Thu 08:35 AM 3.4 H
10/19/2017 Thu 03:00 PM 0.2 L
10/19/2017 Thu 08:53 PM 3.1 H
10/20/2017 Fri 03:08 AM 0.1 L
10/20/2017 Fri 09:16 AM 3.4 H
10/20/2017 Fri 03:42 PM 0.2 L
10/20/2017 Fri 09:32 PM 2.9 H

Pelican Harbour Tides    More Bahamas Tide Stations

GULF STREAM CROSSING CONDITIONS TO SOUTH FLORIDA (Updated in real time from NOAA) TOP

       
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20nm to 60nm:

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Short Term Forecast
Hazardous Weather Outlook
Small Craft Advisory

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Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-
953 AM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON

TODAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet with a dominant
period 9 seconds. Showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms.
TONIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to
15 knots after midnight. Seas 7 to 9 feet with a dominant period
9 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 to
25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 7 feet with a dominant
period 8 seconds. Chance of showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to
8 feet. Chance of showers.

FRIDAY
East winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet. Chance of
showers.

FRIDAY NIGHT
East winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet. Chance of
showers.

SATURDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet. Chance
of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet.
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

SUNDAY
Southeast winds 15 knots. Seas 6 to 7 feet. Chance of
showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

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Passage conditions: (Updated by 9 AM),
Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Sea of Abaco: Buddy @ Calypso Pointe reports calm good day to get around.
Whale Cay: Nothing heard.
North Man-O-War: Buddy @ Calypso Ponite reports a 2’ -3’ roll with light wind chop
South Man-O-War : Nothing heard.
Tilloo Cut: Nothing heard.
Little Harbour: Nothing heard.
North Bar: Nothing heard.

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 Susan and Jill

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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK from NOAA - TOP

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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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     NOAA: NWS Marine Forecast   Caribbean Sea Offshore Waters Forecast
   Miami Radar Link    Melbourne Radar Link    SE Radar Loop

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