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|Posted by:||Oct 29th 2004, 09:11:45 am|
|Fig Tree News Team||SYNOPSIS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS AROUND THE BAHAMAS
29 October 2004
High pressure dominates the area with ridging along the Carolina coastline down to NW FL. Ridge axis shifts SE of Bermuda to NE FL by Sunday extending NE of us.
Today through Saturday night, the winds will remain NE at 10 to 15 knots with seas 6 to 7 feet in NE swells. It will be pleasant with sun and clouds and a high temperature of 77 degrees. The barometric pressure is 1016.7 mb. or 30.03 in. and rising.
On Sunday, we will begin to see the affects of the ridge as the temperature increases under partly sunny skies. The wind will be E at 10 to 15 knots with seas 4 to 6 foot seas and a high temperature of 83 degrees.
By Monday and Tuesday, the wind will back into the NE to E 10 to 15 knots with seas 3 to 6 feet. It will be warm both days with a high temperature of 85 degrees.
Watch out of Wednesday as t-storms are likely.
Today - - High: 9:36 AM 3.2 FT Low: 3:57 PM 0.2 FT High: 9:57 PM 2.6 FT
Saturday Ė High: 10:14 AM 3.1 FT Low: 4:37 PM 0.3 FT High: 10:34 PM 2.5 FT
CONDITIONS IN THE FLORDIA PASSAGE
High pressure over the Gulf of Mexico will persist today before moving across FL and into the Atlantic Sunday. NE winds will prevail across FL coastal waters through Saturday becoming E Sunday at 10 to 15 knots with seas 2 feet or less. A cold front will move into N FL Tuesday causing the wind to shift into the SE. Today the winds will be NE at 10 to 15 knots with 3 to 5 foot seas. By Monday and Tuesday the winds will become E to SE at 10 to 15 knots with seas 2 to 4 feet. Expect isolated showers each day. It looks like Saturday through Tuesday will provide fine crossing weather.
The wind and seas will be about the same through Saturday, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots and gusty with 6 to 8 foot seas on Sunday through Tuesday.
LONG TERM WARNING
It is my belief that we are in for a very cold winter. As the sun looses altitude during the winter months, we rely on sun spots to maintain warmth in the atmosphere. When sunspot activity is minimum, it is known as a solar minimum. The astrologists were expecting one in a few years but here in October we have no sunspots. That is really unusual. As a result, we, and the rest of the world, could have one of the coldest winters in recent times. This is far from a sure thing but is indicative of a colder winter than normal. I have warned the hardware stores to be prepared with plenty of space heaters. I donít know if they will listen but prepare yourself.
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