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Old 29 July 2003, 15:43   #21
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South tip of greenland today

Updated: 4:50 PM WGST on July 29, 2003
Observed at Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Temperature 48 F / 9 C
Windchill 45 F / 7 C
Humidity 54%
Dew Point 32 F / 0 C
Wind East at 6 mph / 9.7 km/h
Wind Gust -
Pressure 29.56 in / 1001 hPa (Falling)
Conditions Light Rain
Visibility -
Clouds
(Above Ground Level) Scattered Clouds (SCT) : 3000 ft / 916 m
Overcast (OVC) : 5400 ft / 1647 m

Yesterday's Maximum 64 F / 18 C approx.
Yesterday's Minimum 45 F / 7 C approx.
Yesterday's Heating Degree Days 11 approx.
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Old 29 July 2003, 16:00   #22
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http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/canam.html

there seems a lot of wind just off St Johns Area,looks like Alan got out of there just in time.

Todays forcast for Halifax where Bears is,waiting I would presume for a weather slot.

marine forecast for Halifax Harbour and approaches issued by Environment Canada at 3.30 PM ADT Tuesday 29 July 2003 for tonight and Wednesday with an outlook for Thursday. The next scheduled forecast will be issued at 8.00 PM

Halifax Harbour and approaches. Winds southwest 15 knots with gusts to 20. Winds diminishing to light this evening. Winds light on Wednesday. Cloudy periods tonight and Wednesday. Visibility good. Low tonight 11. High Wednesday 14 in the approaches to 23 in the Harbour. Outlook for Thursday..light winds.

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Old 29 July 2003, 16:02   #23
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Labrador

Bear and crew still have this to cross



marine forecast for Newfoundland issued by Environment Canada at 3.30 PM NDT on Tuesday 29 July 2003 for tonight and Wednesday with an outlook for Thursday. The next scheduled forecast will be issued at 8.00 PM.

Belle Isle. Winds northerly 20 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 early this evening and to light near midnight. Winds becoming southwest 10 to 15 Wednesday morning. Occasional showers ending this evening. Fog patches lifting this evening. Visibility fair in showers and poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light to moderate westerlies.

Northeast Gulf Gulf-Port au Port. Winds northwest 15 knots diminishing to light this evening. Winds light on Wednesday. Occasional showers ending this evening. Fog patches lifting this evening. Visibility fair in showers and poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

Southwest coast. Winds southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to westerly 20 early this evening and to northwest 15 near midnight. Winds diminishing to light overnight. Winds light on Wednesday. Good visibility. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

South coast east coast Cape St Francis and south. Gale Warning continued. Winds southwest 30 to gales 40 knots diminishing to westerly winds 20 this evening and to light near dawn Wednesday. Good visibility. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

East coast north of Cape St Francis. Winds southwest 30 knots with gusts to 35 near the coast. Winds diminishing to northwest 20 this evening and to light near dawn Wednesday. Occasional showers developing this afternoon ending this evening. Fog patches lifting this evening. Visibility fair in showers and poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

Northeast coast cape St John and south. Winds northwest 25 knots veering to northerly 20 this evening then diminishing to light overnight. Winds light on Wednesday. Good visibility. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

Northeast coast north of cape St John. Winds northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northerly 15 this evening then diminishing to light overnight. Winds light on Wednesday. Good visibility. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

Belle Isle Bank northern half. Winds northerly 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 near midnight then backing to westerly 15 on Wednesday. Rain ending this afternoon. Fog patches lifting this afternoon. Visibility fair in rain and poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light to moderate northwesterlies.

Belle Isle Bank southern half. Winds northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 overnight then backing to westerly 15 Wednesday morning. Rain ending this afternoon. Fog patches lifting this afternoon. Visibility fair in rain and poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light to moderate westerlies.

Funk Island Bank. Winds southwest 20 to 30 knots veering to westerly 25 this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 overnight. Winds backing to westerly 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday. Occasional showers ending tonight. Fog patches lifting near midnight. Visibility fair in showers and poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light to moderate westerlies.

Northern Grand Banks. Winds southwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 15 overnight and to light Wednesday morning. Fog banks becoming fog patches tonight. Fog patches on Wednesday. Visibility poor in fog. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...light winds.

Southeastern Grand Banks southwestern Grand Banks. Winds southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 this evening. Winds becoming variable 10 to 15 overnight then becoming northeast 15 Wednesday evening. Fog banks becoming fog patches on Wednesday. Occasional showers developing overnight. Occasional showers on Wednesday. Visibility poor in fog and fair in showers. Little temperature change. Outlook for Thursday...moderate northeasterlies.

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Old 29 July 2003, 16:10   #24
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Wave height and obversation charts

Check out Bears and Alans current wave heights out on this link


link.http://www.oceanweather.com/data/

Click on the area and click on the map you want wave height or observation charts showing the low presure system and wind strengths for there respective areas.

Good luck and be safe
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Iceland at the moment but it could be changing

Updated: 7:00 PM GMT on July 29, 2003
Observed at Reykjavik, Iceland
Temperature 55 F / 13 C
Humidity 88%
Dew Point 52 F / 11 C
Wind West at 5 mph / 8.0 km/h
Wind Gust -
Pressure 29.80 in / 1009 hPa (Rising)
Conditions Mostly Cloudy
Visibility -
Clouds
(Above Ground Level) (FEW) : 2800 ft / 855 m
Mostly Cloudy (BKN) : 5500 ft / 1678 m

These are forcasts only as we all now local conditions can be far worse.
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http://www.wunderground.com/auto/mar...t/MAR/eum.html weather link for Icland at present.

high seas bulletin for Metarea 1 issued at 2000 UTC on Tuesday 29 July 2003 by the Met.Office, Bracknell, United Kingdom

No storms

General synopsis at 291200 UTC, low 66 north 17 west 1001 moving steadily north and deepening 997 by 301200 UTC. Low 55 north 11 west 1004 expected 57 north 01 east 1007 by same time. Low 55 north 45 west 993 expected 60 north 32 west 986 by that time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time. Thundery rain or showers. Moderate or poor becoming good

Shannon Rockall northwest, backing south later, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time. Thundery showers at first, rain later. Mainly good

Bailey west or northwest backing south 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7 later. Rain at times. Moderate or good

Faeroes southeast Iceland mainly southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

East northern section in north, west or southwest 3 or 4 backing east or southeast 5 to 7. Rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor. In South, West or southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 to gale 8 for a time. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor

West northern section cyclonic 6 to gale 8, but mainly 4 in north at first. Rain or showers. Moderate or poor, becoming good later in northwest

east central section in east, west or northwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 3 for a time. Rain later. Good becoming moderate or poor, with fog patches in south. In west, mainly south or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7, but 3 or 4 in south at first. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor, with fog patches in South

West central section south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north at first, veering west or northwest 4 or 5. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor with fog patches in south at first

Denmark Strait in south, east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far south. Occasional rain or drizzle in south. Moderate or good. In north, variable 3 or 4. Mainly fair. Moderate or poor with fog patches

North Iceland cyclonic becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor with fog patches, but occasionally good in south

Norwegian Basin mainly southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east at first. Occasional rain, mainly in east. Moderate or good, but poor with fog patches in north

Unscheduled storm warnings are broadcast via safetynet and in bulletin wont54 egrr available via some internet and ftpmail outlets

http://www.oceanweather.com/data/[/url] click on current data and then select the map you want.

It looks like Alan and crew have aprox 25 knts on the nose at present see current chart on above link.Observations

http://www.offshore-expeditions.com/
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Old 30 July 2003, 14:06   #27
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East of greenland

If you click on this link and look at the wave height you can see the low presure system that is holding Alan up and what its doing to the waves in that area.

Its East of Greenland,Thank god they didnt go or had a look first.

Better to fight another day me thinks,Well done.


http://www.oceanweather.com/data/ click on wave hight and then the above observations/wave circles.
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