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Leg 6, 2015

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Original message follows.

From: "Commanders' Weather" <>
Subject: weather Fri PM 9/4
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:54:04 -0400

To: John Neal and crew of SY 'Mahina Tiara'
From: Commanders' Weather Corp
Route: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands to Mandal, Norway
Departure: 1100ut  Saturday, September 5, 2015
Prepared: 2050ut Friday, September 4, 2015

Summary: Forecast below is for leaving around noon local time Saturday, if you are looking for better conditions, may need to wait until  Sunday afternoon to leave

1) Big high (1035 mb) is located W of Ireland near 55n/21-22w while lows
are W of northern Norway and near Denmark
2) The lows consolidate into one center over S Sweden by 12utc Sat while
the big high remains W of Ireland
3) By 12utc Sun, the low may have shifted ESE to the Baltic Sea and the
high edges closer to Ireland
4) This pattern may maintain strong N to NNW flow across the North Sea for
Sat with the flow beginning to ease during Sun
5) Leaving midday Sat, look for N to NW winds in the 20s perhaps gusty to
the mid 30s but winds may be easing some Sat night
a) with seas to 9-13 ft
6) There may be some scattered squally showers around as well, watch for
brief wind gust to 35-40 kts near any squall
7) Getting closer to the Norwegian coast Sun PM, you may see winds build
again, maybe back to 20-30 kts gusty to the mid 30s
8) Winds may finally be diminishing as you get S of Norway Mon with winds
possibly becoming light/variable near Mandal Mon night '" Tue
a) seas will also be diminishing

Wind forecasts
Wind directions are TRUE, wind speed in kts, and time is UTC

Sat, Sept 5
00: 340-360/22-30 g35
06: 330-350/22-30 g35
11: 320-340/20-28 g33 depart
18: 320-340/20-28 g33
Weather|Variably to mostly cloudy with scattered squally showers, brief
wind gust to 35-40 kts possible near any squall
Seas 9-13 ft, N swell and wind waves

Sun, Sept 6
00: 320-340/18-25 g30
06: 310-330/20-28 g33
12: 300-320/22-30 g35 near 58 30n/01 30e
18: 330-350/22-30 g35
Weather|Mostly cloudy with a few scattered squally showers, brief wind gust
to 35-40 kts possible near any squall
Seas diminishing to 8-10 ft, N-NW swell and wind waves

Mon, Sept 7
00: 330-350/20-28 g33
06: 340-360/22-30 g35
12: 320-340/18-25 g30 near 58 05n/06e
18: 310-330/14-20 approaching Mandal
Weather|Variable cloudiness with chance for a couple of brief, passing
squally showers early
Seas diminishing to 5-7 ft, NW-W swell and wind waves

Tue, Sept 7
00: 350-010/ 6-10 near Mandal
06: 010-030/ 8-13
12: 110-130/10-15
18: 100-080/ 4-8
Weather|Partly cloudy
Seas diminishing to 2-4 NW-W swell

Best regards,
Dave Pietras


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