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3 DAY BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST – FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6 AM EDT THURSDAY 14TH JANUARY 2021.

BOATERS SHOULD BE VIGILANT IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS DUE TO THE THREAT OF POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY.


GENERAL SITUATION:
A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL EMERGE OFF THE COAST OF THE CAROLINAS TODAY, DRAGGING AN ACTIVE REINFORCING FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS THROUGH TONIGHT.


NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONT…ISOLATED SHOWERS ELSEWHERE.

WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS AHEAD OF THE FRONT…IN THE NORTHWEST TO NORTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT AND 2 TO 4 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT.


CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: ISOLATED SHOWERS THROUGH TONIGHT MAINLY IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.

WINDS: SOUTH-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…..2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SUNSET: 6:56 AM                               MOONRISE: 8:17 AM                          HIGH TIDE: 8:29 AM                              8:51 PM

SUNRISE: 5:40 PM                              MOONSET: 7:19 PM                            LOW TIDE: 2:59 PM                               2:55 AM SAT


EXTENDED FORECAST:
THE REINFORCING FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND GRADUALLY EXIT EAST OF THE AREA. A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST OVER THE BAHAMAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND AHEAD OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT EXPECTED ON SATURDAY. BRIEFLY BREEZY CONDITIONS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES ARE ANTICIPATED ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT MAINLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS.


FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

WEATHER: FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS…BECOMING A BIT BREEZY IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BY EVENING.

WINDS: WEST-SOUTHWEST TO WEST-NORTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, INCREASING 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY FRIDAY EVENING…SOUTHERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BECOMING WESTERLY AT 15 KNOTS BY EVENING….SOUTHERLY AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET ACROSS ALL AREAS BUILDING 2 TO 4 FEET BY FRIDAY EVENING IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.


FORECAST FOR SATURDAY

WEATHER: BREEZY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS…GUSTY AT TIMES IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…SOUTH-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…3 FEET OR LESS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

FORECASTER: S. SEARS/AA

 

 

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