November 20, 2012 by Last Star blog
Hazardous marine condition(s):
Synopsis…HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO THIS WEEKEND AS A SERIES OF HIGH PRESSURE RIDGES OVER THE EASTERN U.S. AND BROAD LOW PRESSURE OFFSHORE THE SOUTHEAST STATE COMBINE TO GENERATE A LONG FETCH OF FRESH TO STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS. THE LONG NORTHERLY FETCH WILL PUSH A LARGE SWELL DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD WHICH WILL COMBINE WITH A LOCAL WIND CHOP TO GENERATE VERY HAZARDOUS SEAS OVER THE ATLANTIC INTO THIS WEEKEND.
.GULF STREAM HAZARDS…ROUGH SEAS UP TO 11 FEET WITH NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
Tonight: North winds 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Patchy drizzle.
Tuesday: North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Isolated showers.
Tuesday Night: North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. Choppy on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Wednesday: North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Wednesday Night: North winds 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Thursday: North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet. Choppy on the intracoastal waters.
Thursday Night: North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Friday: North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet.
Friday Night: Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.
Saturday: Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.Enough already… this is the NOAA forecast for our area.
It has been gray, drizzle, windy (did I say windy) and cold for days. For two hours yesterday we saw a glimmer of sun in St Augustine from about 3:30 until sunset, then the clouds and wind rolled in again with a vengeance.
Some one wrote or said our posts have been down and depressing. Uhhh yeah. That’s what we’ve expereinced lately. The highlights were hamburgers at Cruisers Grill in St Augustine. Oh and some chocolate cookies from Bon Ami in the same town. Its damp, its sort of cold due to the dampness. I think I’ll eviscerate the next person that tells me that “this weather is so unusual”! I don’t want unusual, I want sun and some radiant heat please. We may see the sun on Wednesday. The wind just won’t quit. We’re thinking of dashing to Bahamas ASAP as we don’t want to get the boys to Florida and then wait 10 days for a weather window in South Florida. THe crossing is ass right now, no way we get in the gulf stream in these conditions.