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- Lili update from the Bahamas
  • From: Kimberly King-Burns <kkingburns AT convergenz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 12:37:07 -0700


Lili has gone through some notable changes overnight. Her projected track 
has been adjusted to a more northerly one placing the Bahamas squarely in 
the forecast track. Her wind speed has dropped to 40 mph and gusting. 
Little change in wind speed is expected in the next few days. Her current 
position is near 14.1N 68.4W and she is moving W-NW or 285 degs. at 12 mph. 
If nothing changes, we can expect her here over the weekend and we would be 
wise to expect winds around 50 mph and gusting upwards of that. The winds 
will start from the E but back quickly into the N and NE as she passes. 
Isidore is getting all of the attention as he approaches LA as a tropical 
storm so the information on Lili is sketchy and varies between the 
different agencies. I will be staying with their forecast more or less 
constantly until she passes and giving progress reports as things change. I 
will notify you on VHF CH 68 when the next report will come but it will 
probably be in the early afternoon and evening. Now is the time to start 
preparations for a Tropical Storm expected over the weekend.

More locally, we can expect E to SE winds at 15 knots with 4 to 6 foot seas 
through Thursday night. For Friday through the weekend the forecast is up 
for grabs until we know more about Lili. I recalibrated my barometer 
yesterday and am reading 1016.1 mb. or 30.01 in. and steady. The tide will 
be high at 11:21 and 3.1 feet above datum, low at 5:23, 0.7 feet above 
datum and high again at 11:28 tonight, 2.7 feet above datum.

The FL coastal waters forecast has recognized the probability of a Tropical 
Storm coming. Crossing is not advisable until the storm passes.

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

The Briland Modem
News and Information for Harbour Island & North Eleuthera, Bahamas
[It's much better in the Out Islands.]

- TS Edouard
  • From: "ghpsafari" <ghpsafari AT mail.batelnet.bs>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 10:05:57 -0400
Grand Bahama Island
5 September 2002
Tropical Storm Edouard:
For the past 24 hours Freeport has been feeling the effects of a trough associated with Edouard - nothing of any significance - overcast skies, thunderstorms, and much needed rain. Some isolated showers with heavy tropical downpours and electrical activity. Barometric pressure holding at 29.91 and calm winds with occasional 12 knot gusts. Calm seas.
Capt. John Roberts
Fisherman's Safari

- TS Christobal
  • From: "ghpsafari" <ghpsafari AT mail.batelnet.bs>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 10:19:41 -0400
Grand Bahama Island
Thursday, 8 August 2002
10a.m. EST
Tropical Storm Christobal
Wednesday 7 August was a stormy day on Grand Bahama with lots of rain (total exceeding 5 ins). Parts of the Island were flooded and wind gusts peaked at 45m.p.h. The barometric pressure dropped to 29.84ins. The trough moved to the South East of us and the Island was in the clear by 6p.m. Christobal is still sitting to the North East of us and has not got any definate movement yet, but is forcast to go NE of Bermuda.
(Capt) John Roberts

- TS Christobal
  • From: "ghpsafari" <ghpsafari AT mail.batelnet.bs>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 09:52:53 -0400
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
7 August 2002
Tropical Storm Christobal is the first tropical system to affect the Bahamas this year. The outer bands arrived here at approximately 0300 EST this morning, bringing badly needed rain and lots of electrical activity. By 0930 we had recorded 3.5 inches of rain, and during the early hours SE winds with a peak gust of 23 knots.
Northern Abaco started feeling the effects of these outer bands at about 1700 on 6 August with gusts strong enough to have blown away TV antennaes on motor yachts at a marina there. Abaco is expecting large ocean swells today on the North shore.
(Capt) John Roberts

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