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Subject:RI Operations Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, April 02, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:
**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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This Afternoon
Snow before 3pm, then a slight chance of rain showers. High near 44. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 33. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday
A chance of rain between 11am and 3pm, then rain and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a high near 41. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night
Rain, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 41. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Wednesday
Showers likely, mainly between 10am and 5pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night
A chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 45.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Friday
A chance of rain and snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night
A chance of showers before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

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Newport:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/04/02 Mon 03:20 AM -0.34 L
2018/04/02 Mon 10:01 AM 3.83 H
2018/04/02 Mon 03:19 PM -0.23 L
2018/04/02 Mon 10:23 PM 4.19 H
2018/04/03 Tue 03:57 AM -0.20 L
2018/04/03 Tue 10:45 AM 3.56 H
2018/04/03 Tue 03:54 PM -0.10 L
2018/04/03 Tue 11:07 PM 3.89 H

Providence:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/04/02 Mon 03:07 AM -0.63 L
2018/04/02 Mon 10:19 AM 4.96 H
2018/04/02 Mon 03:20 PM -0.46 L
2018/04/02 Mon 10:39 PM 5.37 H
2018/04/03 Tue 03:51 AM -0.48 L
2018/04/03 Tue 11:04 AM 4.63 H
2018/04/03 Tue 04:02 PM -0.31 L
2018/04/03 Tue 11:25 PM 4.99 H

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Narragansett Bay:

This Afternoon
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft. Snow. A slight chance of showers. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tonight
SE winds around 5 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.

Tue
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves around 2 ft. Rain.

Tue Night
SE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming S after midnight. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.

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

Thu Night
SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Fri
SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Waves 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 7 ft. A chance of showers. 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:

This Afternoon
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tonight
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

Tue
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Rain likely.

Tue Night
SE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming S after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed
SW winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 10 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers.

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

Thu Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Fri
SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 11 ft. A chance of showers. 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:

This Afternoon
NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tonight
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SE after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

Tue
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Rain likely.

Tue Night
SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed Night
W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

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

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

Fri
SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of showers. 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:

This Afternoon
NE winds around 5 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Snow. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Tonight
E winds around 5 kt, becoming S around 5 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

Tue
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. Rain likely.

Tue Night
S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Rain likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed
S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming SW 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Patchy fog. Showers likely. Vsby 1 nm or less.

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

Thu
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Thu Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Fri
SW winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers. 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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Thanks and Best Regards,

TIM MANNING,
AGENT
MORAN SHIPPING AGENCIES, INC.
106 FRANCIS ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
EMAIL: ri@moranshipping.com
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Notice posted on Monday, April 02, 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.