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Subject:RI Operations Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, March 12, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:Daylight Savings Time To Commence
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On Sunday 11 March 2018 at 0200 hours please advance your clock one hour. This commences daylight savings time. Time zone description changes to + 4.

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**Due to the ongoing Government budget constraints, Providence CBP has advised they will only board vessels that are arriving from foreign ports within the hours of 0700-1900, 7 days a week. Vessels that arrive after hours and are in need of CBP clearance will not be able to conduct any cargo operations until the vessel has been cleared by a CBP officer. Agent and gaugers are allowed to board after hours when prior consent is granted**

Homeland Security Advisory System
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The National Homeland Security Advisory System is at Yellow (MARSEC Level I), or an elevated level of threat for the Port of Providence.

Cape Cod Canal Air Draft Restriction
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The US Army Corp of Engineers has advised that the air draft for Cape Cod Canal transits has returned to 135 feet.
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Providence, RI Weather
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Today
Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. East wind around 6 mph.

Tonight
A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 30. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tuesday
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 34. Breezy, with a north wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.

Tuesday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday
A slight chance of snow showers between 11am and noon, then a chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48

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Newport:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/03/12 Mon 05:10 AM 2.74 H
2018/03/12 Mon 11:15 AM 0.49 L
2018/03/12 Mon 05:29 PM 2.59 H
2018/03/12 Mon 11:04 PM 0.37 L
2018/03/13 Tue 06:02 AM 2.89 H
2018/03/13 Tue 11:55 AM 0.30 L
2018/03/13 Tue 06:18 PM 2.82 H
2018/03/13 Tue 11:52 PM 0.16 L

Providence:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/03/12 Mon 05:12 AM 3.58 H
2018/03/12 Mon 10:46 AM 0.75 L
2018/03/12 Mon 05:32 PM 3.50 H
2018/03/12 Mon 10:53 PM 0.58 L
2018/03/13 Tue 06:10 AM 3.78 H
2018/03/13 Tue 11:35 AM 0.49 L
2018/03/13 Tue 06:25 PM 3.79 H
2018/03/13 Tue 11:44 PM 0.32 L

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Narragansett Bay:

Today
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Waves around 2 ft.

Tonight
NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 40 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue
N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Waves around 3 ft, except 4 to 7 ft at the bay entrance. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft, except 4 to 7 ft at the bay entrance. A chance of snow.

Wed
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft.

Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

Thu
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Thu Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Fri
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height.

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Rhode Island Sound:

Today
NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Tonight
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A chance of rain and snow.

Wed
W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft.

Wed Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

Thu
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.

Thu Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Fri
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height

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Buzzards Bay:

Today
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight
NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 45 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue
N winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Thu
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height

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Cape Cod Bay:
Today
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight
E winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, becoming NE 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Snow and rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue
N winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 9 to 12 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tue Night
NW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Snow likely with a chance of rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed
SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft.

Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Thu Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Fri Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. seas are reported as significant wave height, which is the average of the highest third of the waves. Individual wave heights may be more than twice the significant wave height



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Notice posted on Monday, March 12, 2018

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For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.