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Subject:PHILADELPHIA DAILY UPDATE
Date:Thursday, October 13, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:

October 10, 2011

 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

 

New Jersey  -  Delaware River  - Fairless Turning Basin

DREDGING OPERATIONS

The Dredge CHARLESTON will commence dredging operations at the Fairless Turning Basin on or about October 18, 2011.  A pipeline will be placed from the dredging area along the north bank shallows to the Money Island Disposal Area. The project will continue until approximately November 10, 2011.

                The Dredge Operator will standby on channels #13 and #16 VHF-FM.  Traffic should call 30 minutes prior to expected time of passage.

                                All mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires about the dredge.  Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that the dredge and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment.  Buoys are attached to the anchors so that the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel.  Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipelines, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment.

                Owners and lessees of fishnets, crabpots and other structures that may be in the vicinity and that may hinder the free navigation of attending vessels and equipment must remove these from the area where tugs, tenderboats and other attendant equipment will be navigating.  Since the project will be conducted twenty –four (24) hours per day seven (7) days a week, all fishnets, crabpots and structures in the general area must be removed prior to the commencement of the work.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                                              Norfolk Dredging Company

                                                                                                                                                Post Office Box 1706

                                                                                                                                                Chesapeake, Virginia  23327

                                                                                                                                                TEL:  757-547-9391

 

 

 

WEATHER:

 

Hazardous weather condition(s):


Coastal Flood Advisory
Hazardous Weather Outlook


Today: Occasional drizzle before noon, then a chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday: Showers likely before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind between 6 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West wind between 11 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a west wind between 11 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

        MARINE FORECAST  929 AM EDT THU OCT 13 2011   .SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM SANDY HOOK NJ TO FENWICK ISLAND DE AND FOR DELAWARE BAY...  A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTHWARD THROUGH THE AREA TODAY, WHILE AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION. AS THIS LOW LIFTS NORTH INTO CANADA ON FRIDAY, A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE EAST COAST. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD TO THE SOUTH OVER THE WEEKEND, HOWEVER, A WEAK COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.  ANZ452>455-132100- COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE EGG INLET TO GREAT EGG INLET NJ OUT 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS FROM GREAT EGG INLET TO CAPE MAY NJ OUT 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE MAY NJ TO CAPE HENLOPEN DE OUT 20 NM- COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM- 929 AM EDT THU OCT 13 2011  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON   TODAY E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN THIS MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.  TONIGHT S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.  FRI S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM IN THE MORNING.  FRI NIGHT SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.  SAT W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.  SAT NIGHT W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.  SUN SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.  MON SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.  WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

 

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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.