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Public Forecast 13TH January 2015

GENERAL SITUATION: A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE AREA SHIFTS ESTWARDS AS A MID/UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO CONTINUES TO MAKE STEADY EASTWARD PROGRESS WITH PLENTY OF DEEP MOISTURE PRODUCING CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A WEAK COLD FRONT OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS DUE TO MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS.

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE BY AFTERNOON OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING LESS THAN 3 FEET BY AFTERNOON BUT HIGHER IN MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN

CENTRAL BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.

SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET LATE BUT HIGHER IN MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS TODAY, MOSTLY FAIR AND MILD TONIGHT

SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET BUT HIGHER IN MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE: 84F 29C
OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE: 73F 23C

SUNRISE: 6:57AM SUNSET: 5:40PM
MOONRISE: 12:12AM MOONSET: 12:01PM

LOW TIDE: 7:17AM HIGH TIDE: 1:11PM
LOW TIDE: 7:33PM HIGH TIDE: 1:58AM WED.

EXTENDED FORECAST: A WEAK COLD FRONT IS STILL EXPECTED TO CROSS THROUGH THE AREA AND DISSIPATE THROUGH WEDNESDAY WHILE ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BY THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY.`

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY
WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, MOSTLY FAIR AND MILD AT NIGHT
WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE SOUTHEST BAHAMAS BUT HIGHER IN MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY
WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, MOSTLY FAIR AND MILD AT NIGHT
WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS AND TURKS AND CAICOS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS BUT HIGHER IN MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN

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