Pattern shift in March?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by sisurfdogg, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    The forecast for the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is negative beginning in early March.

    This means the big High off the Florida coast will get bumped out by strong lows that track south due to a dip in the jetstream, making way for low pressure off shore south of OBX and some offshores. Am I dreaming? Yes. Am I right, maybe. Usually. Probably. Who knows? We are due for some big liners. My mid range predictions have been money the last year or so, and I'm going out on a limb. Chooo Chooo! (that's the hype train leaving the station)
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  2. Jesterface

    Jesterface Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2017
    What do you have the swell prediction golden butthole?

    Let's all hope to God you do!

  3. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    I was talking to a meteorologist about this just yesterday... looking good in the near future and water temps are already starting to climb. Not to mention the time change so after work sessions might be plausible... chugga chugga
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  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I’m in, sign me up!
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  5. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2013
    Yes, could be a fun March/spring
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  6. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Wish I was heading to PR for a month right now.

    Conditions here in the mid-Atlantic are questionable but FL looks to get a good shot of swell. Hopefully we see some mid period and good winds from this big Atlantic low. Looks like most of swell heads south.

    Small scale surf from the low popping off the coast next day or so. maybe Saturday morning...

    sIs, you seeing ESE swell from high pressure?
  7. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Ticket has been bought. I'm on board. Trains departing. Choooooo chooooo!
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  8. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Look at the Dogg flaunting the strong mid-range game! Your draft stock is ever rising.

    Consider Chiba City on board the Train to Zion.

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  9. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    This big high off Florida (Bermuda High) has been producing almost summer like conditions for Delmarva in the past month. S/SW winds, small south swells, warm weather. Crazy May-like conditions.
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  10. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    R U Queer? $3 holla hollah I got more weather game in my little finger than your momma has booty
  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Yes been getting weird chunky bowls very tide dependent but fun and good for spontaneous moves (cutbacks and floaties) due to the randomness of the whole shebang. Great for a fish. But my spot is a magnet for that. Everywhere else near by is slop.
  13. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    The size of these ocean storms is just unreal, even if their location hasn't been far enough west to really give us a good NE swell. This past weeks storm gave us a little shot of 3'@12 seconds but it was several hundred miles closer to the coast than this next one if forecast. Here is a wind model map for the next storm late weekend/early next week. Look how huge these storm are! The area with greater than 36 knot winds is like triple the size of a big hurricane. Unfortunately most of the fetch is directed towards the Carribean and Morocco. The open ocean swell forecast down around Tortolla and Barbados mid next week is 10 feet at 19 seconds of N swell.

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  14. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Perfect for Rincon... and a lot of other places. No?
  15. TDTubes

    TDTubes Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2007
    10 ft @ 19S?? Never been to soupbowls but I bet that whole island will be firing
  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    No...too far East and South if it is East of Barbados.
    Barbados is southeast of PR; Rincon is on the west coast of PR
    But I cannot tell from that digitalized picture.....
  17. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Yesterday I was lying on the beach, 76 degrees, in NH, in February! Today there's snow on the ground.
  18. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    So you don't tell the truth when you are on the beach in February??
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  19. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I don't disagree with your premise. Take a look at the loop on this is so strong it appears it will filter in to the NW corner and probably create some really good conditions (depending on local winds). While they (Rincon) are finishing up with a nice little swell with good conditions as we speak. Probably my favorite time to be there (Feb-March).

    Indialanctic is showing 20 second period in 5 days or so. sIs is stoked...I guess we (DELMARVA/VB/OuterBanks) will see some longish period east swell but how big...who knows.
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  20. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012