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Nantucket, MA

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Sunrise 5:13AMSunset 8:01PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:26 AM EDT (13:26 UTC) Moonrise 11:41PMMoonset 8:20AM Illumination 87% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ255 Coastal Waters Extending Out To 25 Nm South Of Marthas Vineyard And Nantucket- 738 Am Edt Wed May 22 2019
.small craft advisory in effect until noon edt today...
Today..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 7 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri night..N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..S winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Showers likely. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms. 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.
ANZ200 738 Am Edt Wed May 22 2019
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres builds over the waters this afternoon into tonight. The high moves offshore Thu. A cold front sweeps across the waters late Thu night and early Fri followed by gusty nw/n winds Fri. High pres builds over new eng Fri night, moving south of the waters Sat. Another cold front will move into the waters late Sun or Sun night. For information on possible hazardous weather beyond the 24-36 hour forecast period, please visit www.weather.gov/boston and follow the current hazards link above the map on the left.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Nantucket, MA
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
659 am edt Wed may 22 2019

Synopsis
High pressure brings dry and seasonably mild conditions today
with less wind. A few showers are possible late tonight into
early Thursday as a warm front approaches. Low pressure will
push across northern new england late Thursday, bringing showers
and scattered thunderstorms into early Friday morning. Another
brief dry period moves in Friday night into Saturday morning.

Fast moving weather systems move across late Saturday into
Sunday morning, then again Monday into Monday evening, bringing
chances for showers. Cooler weather returns next Tuesday behind
a cold front.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
645 am update...

skies were mainly clear across the region as seen on the goes-
east visible satellite loop since sunrise. Noting a patch of
high clouds moving e-se in the flow aloft moving across the mid
and lower ct valley into the mid hudson valley to near ksyr.

Noting NW winds running at about 10-15 kt mainly across higher
terrain and along the coast, which have begun to veer to n-nw
and diminish across the ct valley into W mass on the 10z
observations. N-s oriented high pressure ridge extending from
western quebec to W ny W pa to the mid appalachians will shift e
during the day. Latest goes-east air mass rgb satellite imagery
showing thicker high clouds across the eastern great lakes to
the eastern ohio valley shifting e-ne.

Should see mainly clear skies through at least early afternoon,
then some high thin clouds may begin to push across the region.

Near term forecast on track. Have updated to bring conditions
current.

Previous discussion...

high pres builds in from the west with gradually diminishing
wind through the morning which will lead to sea-breezes
developing this afternoon. Lots of sunshine with highs mostly in
the lower 70s, except 60s along the coast and over the higher
terrain.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
Tonight...

high pres shifts south of new eng with developing warm advection
pattern bringing an increase in cloud cover. A mid level warm
front approaches from the west late tonight with deepening
moisture and weak 850 mb frontogenesis developing along the
boundary. This may lead to sct showers along the leading edge
of higher theta-e air, with focus across western ma and northern
ct late tonight.

Thursday...

a few showers may linger early in the day, mainly south of the
pike, otherwise mainly dry weather for much of the day with
limited sunshine developing. However, a cold front will be
approaching from the west late in the day as fairly robust mid
level shortwave moves into the gt lakes. There is no surface-
based instability as soundings indicate a pronounced low level
inversion, but models indicating a few hundred j kg of MUCAPE in
the afternoon. Surface instability axis will remain to the west
across pa ny where strong t-storms are expected to develop.

Convection should weaken as it approaches new eng given less
favorable environment, but sct showers and isold t-storm may
move into western new eng late in the day.

High temps upper 60s to around 70, but cooler south coast with
gusty SW flow. Developing low level jet will result in gusts to
30 mph across ri and SE ma.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
Highlights...

* cold front pushes across with showers and scattered
thunderstorms Thursday night into early Friday
* should be dry and seasonable late Friday into Friday night
* fast moving systems may bring scattered showers from time to
time through the holiday weekend
* dry and seasonable conditions may return by Tuesday
overview...

continue to see active weather pattern across the lower 48,
along with a fast moving mid level steering flow across the
northern tier states, especially from the great lakes to the
northeast. Looks like h5 short waves in this fast flow will
shift eastward, bringing batches of showers from time to time
through the holiday weekend. Can not rule out a few thunderstorms
with one or two more energetic h5 short waves into the holiday
weekend.

Rather good model agreement amongst the 00z members into
Saturday, then solutions diverge with the fast mid level
steering flow in place. Above average confidence early in the
forecast period, then decreases from the weekend onward.

Details...

Thursday night through Saturday...

low pressure shifts E out of southern quebec Thursday evening,
with its associated cold front bringing a round of showers. 00z
models continue to signal good instability with this system, as
slis run from zero to -1, k indices in the lower 30s and total
totals in the lower 50s. So, have mentioned scattered
thunderstorms through Thu night. Also noting pwats up to around
1.5 inches, running 1-2 sd above seasonal levels, though this
pushes through by around midnight so will limit the amount of
precip. At this point, looks like 0.2 to 0.4 inches of QPF are
possible.

Back edge of precip should push E as the cold front moves
across early Friday morning. Should see generally dry conditions
Friday into Saturday as high pressure ridge builds across.

Might see a few spotty showers linger into midday Friday across
n mass as the low shifts off the maine coast. Another question
about the timing of the next system that bring scattered showers
into areas near and N of the mass pike during Saturday
afternoon.

Note increasing low level northerly jet moves across along with
very good low level mixing on Friday. So, may see n-ne wind
gusts up to 25-35 mph, possibly a bit higher through early
afternoon. Winds should diminish as the high moves in.

Temperatures on Friday will be close to seasonal levels with highs
in the mid 60s across the higher terrain and along the coast,
ranging to the lower-mid 70s. Readings may be a few degrees cooler
as clouds move in during Saturday. Winds shift to s-sw Saturday
afternoon and become gusty along the immediate S coast.

Saturday night through Tuesday...

another energetic short wave moves across Saturday night, so
could see scattered showers with a few thunderstorms during the
night. Precip should shift E by midday Sunday, with another
quick period of dry conditions. Mild temps move in as well, with
forecasted highs in the 70s with a few spots possibly reaching
80.

May see another round of showers move across with yet another
system late Sunday night through memorial day. For now, should
see dry, seasonable conditions on Tuesday, but rather low
confidence for this timeframe due to wide model solution spread.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ... High confidence.

Today...

vfr. Occasional N NW gusts to 20+ kt east coastal ma and higher
terrain through mid morning, then diminishing with sea breezes
developing around midday into the afternoon.

Tonight...

vfr with gradually lowering cigs. A few showers possible western
half ma and northern ct toward daybreak.

Thursday...

mainlyVFR cigs. A few showers possible early south of the pike,
then sct showers and possible t-storm may move into western new
eng late afternoon. SW gusts to 25 kt developing in ri SE ma
during the afternoon.

Kbos terminal... High confidence in taf. Sea breeze developing
around 17z.

Kbdl terminal... High confidence in taf.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

Thursday night: mainly MVFR, with areasVFR possible. Breezy.

Shra likely, chance tsra.

Friday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Windy with areas
of gusts up to 30 kt. Slight chance shra.

Friday night:VFR. Windy with local gusts up to 30 kt.

Saturday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Chance shra.

Saturday night: mainly MVFR, with local ifr possible. Breezy.

Chance shra, isolated tsra, patchy br.

Sunday: mainlyVFR, with local MVFR possible. Breezy. Slight
chance shra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ... High confidence.

Today... Northerly wind gusts to 25 kt, especially eastern
waters will diminish by late morning, becoming light this
afternoon with sea breezes developing over nearshore waters.

Tonight... High pres over the waters with light winds and seas.

Thursday... Developing low level jet and shallow boundary layer
mixing will lead to SW gusts to 25 kt developing over nearshore
south coastal waters. Less wind expected over outer waters due
to less mixing.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

Thursday night: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds
with local gusts up to 30 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Rain showers
likely, chance of thunderstorms.

Friday: moderate risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts
up to 30 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Slight chance of rain showers.

Friday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
local gusts up to 30 kt. Local rough seas.

Saturday: winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Slight chance of rain showers.

Saturday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft. Rain showers
likely.

Sunday: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of seas approaching 5 ft.

Slight chance of rain showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until noon edt today for anz231-232-250-
255.

Small craft advisory until 10 am edt this morning for anz230-
233>235-251-256.

Small craft advisory until 2 pm edt this afternoon for anz254.

Synopsis... Kjc evt
near term... Kjc evt
short term... Kjc
long term... Evt
aviation... Kjc evt
marine... Kjc evt


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
NTKM3 - 8449130 - Nantucket Island, MA 2 mi38 min N 12 G 20 55°F 58°F1020.5 hPa
44020 - NANTUCKET SOUND 19 mi36 min N 19 G 23 53°F2 ft1020.3 hPa
WAXM3 - Waquoit Bay Reserve, MA 33 mi101 min NW 6 57°F 1019 hPa38°F
BZBM3 - 8447930 - Woods Hole, MA 37 mi38 min 58°F 56°F1020.3 hPa
44090 42 mi56 min 52°F3 ft

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Nantucket, Nantucket Memorial Airport, MA1 mi33 minN 19 G 2710.00 miFair and Breezy57°F37°F49%1020.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Nantucket, Nantucket Island, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
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Tide / Current Tables for Nantucket Harbor Entrance Channel, Massachusetts Current
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Wed -- 02:14 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 05:15 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:19 AM EDT     -1.49 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 08:20 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 09:33 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:30 AM EDT     1.20 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 04:03 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 07:51 PM EDT     -1.47 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:58 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 10:06 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 11:40 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:51 PM EDT     0.96 knots Max Flood
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