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Subject:RI Operations Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, December 31, 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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Today
A chance of rain, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight
Rain, mainly before 5am. The rain could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 48 by 5am. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

New Year's Day
A chance of rain, mainly before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 21 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. North wind 6 to 9 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Light and variable wind.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night
A chance of snow showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday
A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night
A chance of showers before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind 7 to 9 mph.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West wind 7 to 11 mph.

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Newport:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/12/31 Mon 02:56 AM 3.71 H
2018/12/31 Mon 09:51 AM 0.30 L
2018/12/31 Mon 03:20 PM 3.12 H
2018/12/31 Mon 09:31 PM 0.17 L
2019/01/01 Tue 03:58 AM 3.73 H
2019/01/01 Tue 10:42 AM 0.25 L
2019/01/01 Tue 04:22 PM 3.05 H
2019/01/01 Tue 10:07 PM 0.15 L

Providence:
Date Day Time Pred High/Low
2018/12/31 Mon 03:04 AM 4.76 H
2018/12/31 Mon 08:38 AM 0.58 L
2018/12/31 Mon 03:30 PM 4.12 H
2018/12/31 Mon 08:49 PM 0.32 L
2019/01/01 Tue 04:06 AM 4.72 H
2019/01/01 Tue 09:44 AM 0.51 L
2019/01/01 Tue 04:33 PM 4.01 H
2019/01/01 Tue 09:40 PM 0.19 L

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Narragansett Bay:

This Afternoon
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

Tonight
S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 4 ft. At the bay entrance, waves around 6 ft, building to 8 ft after midnight. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to 1 nm or less after midnight.

Tue
W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Waves 3 to 4 ft. At the bay entrance, waves around 9 ft, subsiding to 7 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain in the morning with vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Tue Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Waves around 3 ft.

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

Wed Night
E winds around 5 kt, becoming S around 5 kt after midnight. Waves 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft after midnight.

Thu
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.

Thu Night
W winds around 5 kt. Waves around 2 ft. A chance of rain and snow showers after midnight.

Fri
SW winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Waves around 3 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
S winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.

Tonight
S winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt in the evening. Seas around 7 ft, building to 9 ft after midnight. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to 1 nm or less after midnight.

Tue
SW winds 25 to 30 kt, becoming W 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 9 to 10 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.

Tue Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas around 7 ft, subsiding to 5 ft after midnight.

Wed
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.

Wed Night
NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

Thu
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

Thu Night
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.

Fri
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas around 4 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
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of rain.

Tonight
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 3 ft, building to 5 ft after midnight. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm, decreasing to 1 nm or less after midnight.

Tue
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.

Tue Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 3 ft.

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

Wed Night
NE winds around 5 kt, becoming S around 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.

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

Thu Night
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.

Fri
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 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
S winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 1 foot or less, then around 2 ft.

Tonight
S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt, increasing to 35 kt after midnight. Seas around 3 ft, building to 5 ft after midnight. Rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Tue
W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.

Tue Night
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas around 6 ft, subsiding to 4 ft after midnight.

Wed
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas around 3 ft.

Wed Night
NW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming SW after midnight. Seas around 2 ft.

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

Thu Night
SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of showers after midnight.

Fri
SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

Fri Night
SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 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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TIM MANNING,
AGENT
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PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
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Notice posted on Monday, December 31, 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.