Saturday, November 29, 2008

People are asking about the Sea conditions today

Sorry, I was concentrating on other things over the past day. There is a large swell here starting today. Average swell wave heights from 6 am this morning are 12 to 13 ft. with some sets being 17 to 18 ft. (click on 'Charts' at prior link) and winds are a sustained 15 to 20 knots with frequent gusts up to 20 knots and above. Will be about the same again tomorrow.

This is Beaufort Force 6, Barf 4 (BOM), with higher sets and wind gusts getting it close to Beaufort Force 7, Barf 5. These are the roughest ocean conditions here yet for this Fall/Winter season. Still, it's Small Craft Warning, not Gale Conditions. No indication of large vessel cancellations, as these are just below the Coast Guard required cancellation conditions, but it will be a wildride today and tomorrow, more so in the mornings than in the afternoons.

Still need to do a post on the military stardard of measure for this Motion Sickness Incidence (MSI) and on Barf-O-Meter (BOM). Will do that soon.

Aloha, Brad

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