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Subject:RI Operations Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, December 26, 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
Sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind around 6 mph.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 38. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Thursday Night
A chance of snow before 3am, then a chance of snow and sleet between 3am and 4am, then rain and snow likely after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 27. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.

Friday
Rain. High near 52. South wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night
Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday
Sunny, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Monday Night
A chance of rain, snow, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

New Year's Day
A chance of rain and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Newport:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/12/26 Wed 03:20 AM -0.48 L
2018/12/26 Wed 10:25 AM 4.26 H
2018/12/26 Wed 04:16 PM -0.31 L
2018/12/26 Wed 10:58 PM 3.88 H
2018/12/27 Thu 04:14 AM -0.22 L
2018/12/27 Thu 11:22 AM 4.00 H
2018/12/27 Thu 05:09 PM -0.12 L
2018/12/27 Thu 11:57 PM 3.83 H

Providence:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/12/26 Wed 03:30 AM -0.81 L
2018/12/26 Wed 10:47 AM 5.58 H
2018/12/26 Wed 04:10 PM -0.45 L
2018/12/26 Wed 11:19 PM 5.13 H
2018/12/27 Thu 04:21 AM -0.50 L
2018/12/27 Thu 11:42 AM 5.28 H
2018/12/27 Thu 04:57 PM -0.22 L

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Narragansett Bay:

This Afternoon
NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Tonight
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less.

Thu
N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NE in the afternoon. Waves 1 foot or less.

Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight. Rain likely after midnight.

Fri
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves 4 to 5 ft. Rain.

Fri Night
SW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Waves around 5 ft. Rain likely in the evening.

Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 5 ft, subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon.

Sat Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft.

Sun
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Sun Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 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:

This Afternoon
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Thu
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain after midnight.

Fri
S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt in the morning. Seas around 5 ft, building to 7 ft in the afternoon. Rain.

Fri Night
SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas around 8 ft. Rain likely in the evening.

Sat
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 8 ft.

Sat Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.

Sun
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sun Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 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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Buzzards Bay:

This Afternoon
NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Tonight
NW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Thu
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas around 2 ft.

Thu Night
SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight. A chance of rain after midnight.

Fri
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Rain.

Fri Night
SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Rain likely in the evening.

Sat
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sat Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Sun
N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.

Sun Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 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:

This Afternoon
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Tonight
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu
NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu Night
E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain and snow after midnight.

Fri
S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Rain. Snow likely in the morning.

Fri Night
SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Rain likely in the evening.

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

Sat Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Sun
N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.

Sun Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 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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TIM MANNING,
AGENT
MORAN SHIPPING AGENCIES, INC.
106 FRANCIS ST
PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
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Notice posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Disclaimer
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.