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Branford Center, CT

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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ330 Long Island Sound East Of New Haven Ct/port Jefferson Ny- 330 Pm Est Mon Dec 11 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night...
.gale watch in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se late this evening and overnight. Seas 1 ft or less. Slight chance of rain late.
Tue..SE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming sw 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely, mainly in the morning.
Tue night..W winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Wed..W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 4 to 8 ft.
Wed night..W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 7 ft.
Thu..W winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft in the evening, then 1 ft or less.
Fri..N winds around 5 kt, increasing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1 ft or less. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Fri night..NE winds around 10 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas around 2 ft. Chance of snow in the evening. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat..W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
ANZ300 330 Pm Est Mon Dec 11 2017
Synopsis for the long island waters and new york harbor.. Low pressure approaches tonight and passes to the north Tuesday. This intensifying low pressure system will move into the canadian maritimes Tuesday night into Wednesday night. A weak alberta clipper passes to the south on Thursday, followed by a low pressure system passing off the coast Friday night into Saturday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Branford Center CDP, CT
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Area Discussion for - New York City/Upton, NY
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area forecast discussion... Corrected
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315 pm est Mon dec 11 2017

Synopsis
Low pressure approaches tonight and passes to the north Tuesday.

This intensifying low pressure system will move into the canadian
maritimes Tuesday night into Wednesday night. A weak alberta
clipper passes to the south on Thursday, followed by a low
pressure system passing off the coast Friday night into Saturday.

Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
Shortwave tracks across il and oh toward the region just ahead
of vigorous shortwave diving out of canada toward the western
great lakes region. At the sfc, two low pressure centers
approach, passing across the great lakes region toward western
ny state by Tuesday morning. A warm front WAA out ahead of the
lows upper shortwaves will result in an increase in clouds, and
precipitation chances increase after midnight.

Cold air initially across the northeast will warm as the night
progresses. Sfc temperatures may initially fall this evening,
then hold steady before rising overnight as south flow begins to
pick up.

At this time, precip looks to hold off until late at night per
most operational models solutions, and many GEFS members. Across
the interior, a few hours of snow is possible, with very low
chances toward the coast for either a wintry mix or plain rain.

Timing and placement will be the key as low levels warm ahead of
the lows.

Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Tuesday night
Upper trough closes off, as sfc low deepens across ny state and
into new england during this time frame.

Qpf looks light, with lower amounts or even trace amounts near
the coast, and higher totals as you head north across the
interior. Would expect interior portions of southern ct, and the
lower hudson valley of southeast ny to observe higher QPF up to
a 1 4 of an inch liquid equivalent.

Early in the morning, a snow or rain snow mix will quickly give
way to plain rain as WAA continues, and the lower levels of the
atmosphere warm. With increasing southerly flow, temperatures
warm through the 40s, and coastal locations should warm to
around 50. Will lean toward the warmer guidance, and would not
be surprised to see some temps slightly higher than guidance.

Any precip tapers off as the day progresses, and drier air moves
in behind the low front by evening thanks to NW flow. With the
upper low in the vicinity, a few snow showers are possible
overnight, but this should be isolated. Gusty NW flow and caa
will commence.

Temps fall to the upper teens 20s across the region. Quite cold.

Long term Wednesday through Sunday
Wednesday begins with an upper low over the northeast and a
deepening surface low entering SE canada. There could be some snow
showers over eastern LI and SE ct in the morning before the upper
low shifts east and overall lift diminishes. Dry, cold and windy
otherwise. 850mb temperatures will fall to around 15c, but partial
sunshine and a strong downsloping wind should somewhat temper the
cold air mixing down from aloft. Highs expected to range from the
upper 20s well inland to mid 30s for coastal sections. Wind chills
start in the single digits in the morning and average around 20 in
the afternoon. For now it appears that wind gusts should fall short
of advisory levels, but probably not by much, so it's possible that
an advisory would be needed as the event draws closer. Some coastal
spots might even meet criteria based on sustained winds.

Winds subside Wednesday night and low temperatures will average 5-10
degrees below normal. A clipper low is progged to pass south of us
on Thursday. Models show some track and timing differences as well
as available moisture. Snow from this system may however stretch
north into our region, so will introduce low chances for this into
the forecast for southern sections. Like most clippers, this has the
potential for only light accumulations.

The active weather pattern continues on Friday with an upper trough
axis digging into the ohio valley and models showing low pressure
strengthening off the mid-atlantic coast. The trough becomes
negatively tilted Friday night, but not before the low is pushed se
of the 40n 70w benchmark. Upper jet winds streaks are not currently
progged in a position to help expand the pcpn shield NW towards us
as they did with the storm this past weekend. Shortwaves embedded
within the longwave upper trough however may help spread pcpn closer
to us. Looks like this would be an all-snow event with best chances
of snow Friday afternoon and night. Too early to go with anything
higher than chance pops for this potential event.

A high pressure ridge follows for Saturday with dry weather, then
another low moves through the vicinity of the southern great
lakes ohio valley regions on Sunday. Global models disagree on its
evolution and track, but will go with a dry forecast through Sunday.

A better chance of pcpn across the entire region appears to be
Sunday night or Monday as the low shifts east.

Aviation 20z Monday through Saturday
Vfr tonight. A complex area of low pressure passes to the northwest
of the terminals Tuesday.

Cigs fall to MVFR late tonight, mainly after 09z Tuesday in
response to a warm front which pushes north of the area.

With models trending slightly warmer and drier, little if any
snow is expected. However, if precipitation starts a bit
earlier, some wet snow is certainly possible. By 12z any
precipitation should be mainly in the form rain for most
terminals, except kswf, where precipitation could still be snow
or a mix of rain and snow.

Generally westerly winds today becoming light and southerly this
evening. Wind increases Tuesday morning and gusts become more
frequent with speeds around 20 kt.

A cold frontal passage is expected around 16-19z Tuesday and
winds increase dramatically during the afternoon. Potential
gusts of 25-30 kt+ by evening.

Ny metro enhanced aviation weather support...

detailed information, including hourly TAF wind component forecasts,
can be found at: http:

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 6 mi42 min NNW 6 G 11 39°F 46°F1016.2 hPa
44039 - Central Long Island Sound 11 mi90 min WNW 7.8 G 12 41°F 1 ft
BRHC3 - 8467150 - Bridgeport, CT 22 mi48 min N 4.1 G 6 38°F 46°F1015.5 hPa
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 38 mi42 min NNW 1.9 G 1.9 37°F 52°F1015.6 hPa
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 38 mi30 min NW 6 G 7 39°F 1010.5 hPa (-3.2)21°F
44069 42 mi60 min N 3.9 G 5.8 39°F 45°F25°F
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 46 mi42 min 40°F 47°F1015.8 hPa
44040 - Western Long Island Sound 47 mi45 min NW 7.8 G 12 40°F 22°F

Wind History for New Haven, CT
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
New Haven, Tweed-New Haven Airport, CT5 mi37 minNW 610.00 miFair38°F19°F46%1016.1 hPa
Chester, Chester Airport, CT17 mi35 minNW 310.00 miFair34°F19°F56%1015.2 hPa
Meriden, Meriden Markham Municipal Airport, CT17 mi37 minN 010.00 miFair31°F21°F69%1016.1 hPa
Bridgeport, Sikorsky Memorial Airport, CT19 mi38 minNNW 410.00 miFair38°F19°F46%1016.1 hPa
Oxford, Waterbury-Oxford Airport, CT24 mi39 minWNW 410.00 miFair33°F17°F52%1017.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Branford Harbor, Connecticut
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Branford Harbor
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Mon -- 12:26 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:29 AM EST     6.01 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:07 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:40 AM EST     0.26 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:03 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 04:22 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 05:57 PM EST     5.69 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.41.42.645.25.95.95.24.12.71.40.50.30.91.93.14.45.45.75.34.43.11.80.7

Tide / Current Tables for New Haven Harbor, New Haven Reach, Connecticut (sub)
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New Haven Harbor
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Mon -- 12:27 AM EST     Moonrise
Mon -- 05:33 AM EST     6.39 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:07 AM EST     Sunrise
Mon -- 11:52 AM EST     0.27 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 01:03 PM EST     Moonset
Mon -- 04:22 PM EST     Sunset
Mon -- 06:01 PM EST     5.96 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.31.22.545.46.36.35.64.431.60.60.30.71.83.14.55.665.64.73.420.8

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for New York City/Upton, NY (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Upton, NY
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