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Posted by:Feb 28th 2003, 01:02:57 pm
Fig Tree News TeamThank you, Barometer Bob:

Friday 2/28/03 @ 7:31 a.m. EST

We have some “would-be” fronts passing near or over us that are weak and/or dissipating. So we won’t feel much from them, only a change in wind direction with a slight change in wind speed for short periods of time. In the meantime, we will slowly make our way towards spring.
Today, this last day of February, we will have 10 to 15 knot winds from the SW with 4 to 6 foot seas. The satellite shows our skies partly cloudy to clear with some clouds floating by mainly to our N. Our humidity will stay very high and the temperature will rise into the low 80’s. The humidity will make it feel even higher. The barometer is 1015.0 mb. or 29.97 in. rising slowly. The tide was high at 6:24 and 2.8 feet above datum. It will be low at 12:33 on datum and then high at 6:38, 2.3 feet above datum.
Tonight, the wind will become variable at 10 knots with 2 to 4 foot seas. The low temperature will be around 73 degrees.
Tomorrow and tomorrow night, the wind will fill in from the SE with winds 10 to 15 knots and seas 2 to 4 feet possibly increasing to 3 to 5 feet.
On Sunday and Monday, the wind will become SW at around 15 knots with seas possibly as high as 5 to 7 feet. A weak cold front will pass through late Monday night only to provide clocking winds early Tuesday.
Tuesday will see light to moderate N winds with seas 5 to 7 feet.
The FL coastal waters forecast predicts fine conditions at least through Tuesday with light winds out of the S’ern quadrant and seas 4 feet or less. Only late Tuesday will winds become N but still light with far offshore seas running 5 feet. This weekend would be a fine time to cross if you must.
See you in March.
Courtesy of the Abaco Cruiser’s Net
On daily at 8:15 AM on VHF CH 68
Posted by:Jan 13th 2003, 10:13:13 am
Fig Tree News Team WEATHER


The stationary front that has been lingering to our S and W will move N as a warm front today. A cold front will move off the FL coast tonight and E of the Bahamas Tuesday night. I am still suspicious of the upper level low due to pass just to our N early Tuesday. While there is not a lot of wind with it, the low will likely increase the rainfall in our area. High pressure will settle over the area on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday, however, another and stronger cold front will move off the FL coast bring gusty winds and rough seas.

Today, winds will be NE at 15 knots with 4 to 6 foot seas. Although it will become mostly cloudy, the approaching warm front should hold out high temperature into the low 70’s. Scattered showers are likely particularly in the afternoon. The barometer is 1018.6 mb. or 30.08 in. and more or less steady. The tide will be low at 10:34 and 0.3 feet above datum. High tide is at 4:27, 1.8 feet above datum with the following low at 10:20 tonight, 0.1 feet above datum.

Tonight, the NWS is predicting winds to be SE at 10 knots with 3 to 5 foot seas outside. I would expect the winds to be more SW’ly than that but still only 10 knots until the front reaches us which may not be until Tuesday morning when the wind will become NW to N at 15 to maybe 20 knots. Our low temperature will likely be in the upper 60’s unless the expected scattered showers become heavier than expected.

On Tuesday and Tuesday night, the wind should be NW to N at 15 to 20 knots and 5 to 7 foot seas. Rain is still possible scattered around the front.

For Wednesday and Thursday, winds should be 15 to 20 knots out of the NE with seas running 4 to 6 feet.

On Friday, winds should begin from the SE to S at 15 to 20 knots with 3 to 5 foot seas. As the cold front approaches closer, the wind will shift into the W blowing in the 20 knot range with 6 to 8 foot seas. The showers will be back scattered around the front, whenever it comes through.

The FL coastal waters forecast is not so inviting until Friday with the Gulf Stream running 8 to 11 feet until Friday. On Friday, the winds are predicted to be variable at 5 to 10 knots becoming W at 10 knots with seas only 1 to 3 feet. I might add that the light, variable winds are not in concert with other data which predicts much stronger wind. I should know more by tomorrow.

Courtesy of the Abaco Cruiser’s Net
On daily at 8:15 AM on VHF CH 68

Thank you, Barometer Bob!
Posted by:Dec 17th 2002, 02:59:59 pm
Fig Tree News Team WEATHER


This is an easy week for the weather man. Try beautiful on for size. We will stay under a dome of high pressure until a cold front comes off the US E coast probably reaching us on Saturday. This cold front is accompanied by strong SW winds on the E side then strong NW winds on the W side.

Today, winds will be 5 to 10 knots out of the NE with 2 to 4 foot seas. The sky is clear for hundreds of miles around us. The temperature should reach the mid 70’s. The barometer is 1021.3 mb. or 30.16 in. and still climbing. The tide was high at 6:22 this morning and will be low at 12:44 at 0.2 feet above datum and then high again at 6:36 and 2.2 feet above datum.

Tonight and Wednesday, winds will be NE to E at 10 knots with 3 to 5 foot seas. Skies will remain clear with a low temperature in the mid 60’s.

Thursday will see the winds clock into the S and increase some to around 15 knots with 4 to 6 foot seas. Expect a little warming as the winds shift to the S.

On Friday and Saturday the picture becomes less clear as the timing of the front approaching the area requires a little guess work. We will see the winds clock into the SW as the front approaches. It is unlikely that these winds will become strong until Friday night when they should reach the 15 to mid 20 knot range with 5 to 8 foot seas. Probably on Saturday, we will see a quick shift in the winds to the NW and blowing in the 20’s. Seas will become 7 to 11 feet. Hopefully, I will have better timing on these events in the next day or so as a lot of the data is just not available yet. It is not entirely clear where the front will intercept the Bahamas but most likely to our N which will spare us most of its impact.

The FL coastal waters from Jupiter Inlet to Ocean Reef out 60 nm shows good conditions through Friday. Today, winds will be N at 10 knots shifting to the NE. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet. By tonight, winds will be from the E at 10 to 15 knots with seas remaining 3 to 5 feet. The wind will slowly clock into the SE by Thursday holding 15 knots and 3 to 5 foot seas. On Friday the SE winds will clock into the SW at 15 knots with seas 2 to 4 feet. Saturday will see the front pass with NW winds at 15 knots shifting to the N. Seas will become 5 to 8 feet.

Courtesy of the Abaco Cruiser’s Net
On daily at 8:15 AM on VHF CH 68
Posted by:Dec 10th 2002, 12:11:02 pm


There are a lot of weather systems moving around us but fortunately none of them will have a tremendous effect on us. The low and the warm front that lies NE of us that has been talked about for the past couple of days will pass over N FL this afternoon and move on N’ward. A trailing cold front will move slowly E’ward and weaken as it passes over us Wednesday evening. A high pressure system will establish itself to our E late Wednesday or Thursday bringing us lighter E to SE winds through the latter part of the week.

Today, the low will bring in a lot of clouds over us and for that matter over the entire US E coast. Here the winds will be S to SW at 15 to 20 knots with seas running 5 to 7 feet. We will probably see scattered t-storms in this cloudy mess. We will be lucky if the temperature breaks 77 degrees today. Eat your heart out mainland. The barometer is 1018.5 mb. or 30.08 in. and falling. We had a low tide at 6:25. It will be high at 12:49 and 2.4 feet above datum. The evening low will be at 7:13, 0.2 feet above datum.

Tonight and Wednesday, the wind will stay S to SW but at 15 knots with seas dropping to 4 to 6 feet. We will probably have some scattered showers and t-storms as the front approaches. As the weak cold front approaches and passes on Wednesday night, the wind will clock to the W then NW at 10 to 15 knots with 4 to 5 foot seas.

On Thursday, the high will gain control bringing us light, variable winds, 3 to 5 foot seas and clearing skies.

Friday, the winds will take an E to SE set at around 15 knots with 4 to 6 foot seas.

On Saturday, winds will become W to NW at around 10 knots with seas 3 to 4 feet. No surfing but nice otherwise.

The FL coastal waters forecast predicts high S winds today approaching 25 knots and 6 to 8 foot seas all the way across. Tonight the winds will drop and become SW at 10 to 15 knots with subsiding seas. On Wednesday, the front will come through clocking the winds into the NW but only at 10 knots. Seas will only be 1 to 3 feet but the Gulf Stream will begin building to 5 feet. On Thursday, the wind will have clocked into the NE blowing 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be only 2 to 4 feet but the Stream will build to 7 feet. This will be short-lived as the wind shifts to the SE on Friday at 15 to 20 knots with 4 to 6 foot seas. Saturday will see SW winds shifting to the NW blowing only 10 knots and seas will be 2 to 4 feet. Showers and scattered t-storms will be on-again-off-again with the worst days being today and Friday.

Thank you, Barometer Bob
Courtesy of the Abaco Cruiser’s Net
On daily at 8:15 AM on VHF CH 68
Posted by:Dec 6th 2002, 11:42:29 am
Fig Tree News Team WEATHER


The coming front sent all of its prefrontal storms and scatter showers to our S leaving us high and dry. There are still embedded storms in the front which could bring us a little of the wet stuff this afternoon. All data points to the front passing over us this afternoon. However the skies, to me, appear to be too clear to indicate an impending front. Mother nature can be a strange gal sometimes. A high will fill in behind the front through Monday. On Tuesday, a low center will move from S of FL to between us and West Palm which will likely bring us some rain and SW’ly winds.

Today, before the front arrives, winds will be mostly W building to near 15 knots with 5 to 7 foot seas. After frontal passage, winds will switch to the N at near 20 knots with seas 6 to 8 feet. Expect widely scattered t-storms along the front. The high temperature will be in the upper 70’s. The barometer is 1019.5 mb. or 30.10 in. and still steady. High tide will be at 9:31 and 3.2 feet above datum. The low will be at 3:56, 0.2 feet below datum with the evening high at 9:53, 2.4 feet above datum.

Tonight and Saturday, they are expecting 15 to 20 knot N winds with seas 6 to 8 feet. The low temperature is expected to be in the low 70’s. By Saturday night, the wind will clock into the N to NE becoming 15 knots late in the evening with seas running 5 to 8 feet.

Sunday should see light NE to E winds and 4 to 6 foot seas.

Monday, winds will be light from the E to SE but becoming stronger Monday night with 5 to 6 foot seas.

Tuesday’s weather is totally dependent upon what this trough coming N from S of FL does. Worse case is for us to have strong SW winds and high seas. Let’s watch its progress for a couple of days before we have much faith in any prediction.

The FL coastal waters forecast shows the Gulf Stream kicking up pretty good until Sunday when winds will be E at 15 knots and seas 2 to 4 feet. On Monday and Tuesday, winds will become SE to S with other conditions staying the same except a chance of rain. They are not yet approaching the possibility of a deep trough which may be due the first of the week.

Thank you, Barometer Bob
Courtesy of the Abaco Cruiser’s Net
On daily at 8:15 AM on VHF CH 68.

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