Friday, December 5, 2014

The Weather ALWAYS WINS

It looks like the wind generator project will get finished today. That means that if I pick up my new bow light this afternoon I am ready to go. That would be nice. But...

It would be nice if the weather would cooperate. In order to get out of here I have to cross the Gulf Stream. That means, no wind with the letter "N" in the description. Or at the very least a very low wind speed - say 10 knots or less.

This is what I get:

 GALE FORCE WINDS POSSIBLE SUN

 TODAY (as in Friday)
 NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.

 TONIGHT
 E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 15 KT
 LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

 SAT
 E TO NE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E TO SE 5 TO 10 KT
 LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

 SAT NIGHT
 S TO SE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KT...BECOMING W TO SW
 LATE. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
(If one doesn't mind the Thunderstorms not a bad time to try and cross over. Waves a little high but very doable. Unfortunately 12 hours doesn't get me across the Stream and out of the area.)

 SUN
 N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT LATE.
 SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 13 TO 20 FT LATE.

 SUN NIGHT
 NE WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS 15 TO 25 FT.

 MON
 NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING E 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS
 17 TO 24 FT.

And on it goes. No, I can't get out and across the Gulf Stream and past the forecast area by Saturday night. Looks like I will be spending more time in Oriental.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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