Sept 21: 44th Hobie 16 Championship Race Day 1 Forecast

Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr September 7, 2014 18:34

Sept 21: 44th Hobie 16 Championship Race Day 1 Forecast

A coastal low pressure disturbance continues to slide up the coast but far enough offshore for zero impact. A cold front is approaching from the W/NW but will fizzle out overnight yielding a beautiful week for racing Hobie 16s in the Delaware Bay. Here’s the detailed weather forecast for the region on Monday. This post will be updated tomorrow morning with expected hourly conditions:

The cold front associated with low pressure to our north should move through the Delaware Bay overnight and be well out to sea come start time. Gusty winds are expected out of the NW throughout the entire duration of day 1. Sustained wind speeds should range from ~10-15knots with gusts as high as 25knots, higher at first and lesser at the end of the race. Seas should start out at 1-2 feet and build to 2-3 feet by end of race. As wind slowly subsides, the swell will slowly build. That should be the trend of the day. Temperatures should start out in the upper-50s/lower-60s when the race begins and peak in the low 70s during in the afternoon. Skies should feature a mixed bag of mostly sun and some scattered flat-bottom fair-weather wind clouds.

Delaware Bay Expected Hourly Conditions

Time Temperature Wind Direction Wind Speed Swell Skies
11AM EDT 69F WNW 12-18knots (G 25knots) 1-2 feet Mostly Sunny
12PM EDT 70F NW 12-18knots (G 25knots) 1-2 feet Mostly Sunny
1PM EDT 71F NW 10-15knots (G 23knots) 1-2 feet Mostly Sunny
2PM EDT 72F NW 10-15knots (G 23knots) 1-2 feet Mostly Sunny
3PM EDT 71F NW 10-15knots (G 23knots) 2-3 feet Mostly Sunny
4PM EDT 70F NW 10-15knots (G 23knots) 2-3 feet Mostly Sunny
5PM EDT 69F NW 8-12knots (G 20knots) 2-3 feet Mostly Sunny
6PM EDT 68F NW 8-12knots (G 20knots) 2-3 feet Mostly Sunny

 

Winds will subside for day two on Tuesday and the rest of the week looks absolutely beautiful with high pressure dominating the entire region well into the weekend. A low pressure disturbance is modeled to pass by but out to sea. Be safe, have a great day, and best of luck to everyone! JC

 

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Jonathan Carr
By Jonathan Carr September 7, 2014 18:34

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