Originally Posted by SVAuspicious
I had someone over today (Saturday) to coach on weather faxes at 1100. After he left at 1300 I looked around to steady rain mixed with light sleet and scattered snow. Docks weren't too bad. I did have a client call (by dinghy) at 1500 which wasn't a lot of fun but it was a quick stop to install some bits that shipped in this morning.
I'm a big fan of practicing skills and today's winds weren't bad once you get out of the slip but the cold and precipitation would be no fun at all.
Anyone planning to go out today and calling it good conditions can't read a weather forecast much less a synoptic. Not good judgment.
I went out this morning and other than being below freezing when I left and just above when I got back the winds were light at around 10 knots. Just me and some seals and one lone lobsterman.. I wanted to beat the Nor' Easter and predicted .......
NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 KT...INCREASING
TO 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO
8 FT...BUILDING TO 10 TO 15 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
NW WINDS 35 TO 45 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 KT. SEAS 14 TO
19 FT...SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 14 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.