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Groton Long Point, CT

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Sunrise 6:44AMSunset 4:24PM Wednesday November 22, 2017 5:59 AM EST (10:59 UTC) Moonrise 11:02AMMoonset 8:53PM Illumination 14% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ237 Block Island Sound- 410 Am Est Wed Nov 22 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from 4 pm est this afternoon through Thursday afternoon...
Today..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming nw 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Rain. Isolated tstms this morning. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Thu night..W winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Fri..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 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 410 Am Est Wed Nov 22 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. Approaching cold front from the west on today combine with moisture moving up the east coast will bring widespread showers through the day. The front will exit east of waters tonight and be followed by gusty northwest winds. High pres will build over the waters Thu and Fri. Unsettled weather returns on Sat as low pres moves east across southern quebec. Gusty northwest winds follow on Sun ahead of high pres building over the nation's east.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Groton Long Point borough, CT
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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413 am est Wed nov 22 2017

Synopsis
A cold front approaches the region today, and with moisture
working up the eastern seaboard to bring a period of rain this
morning, especially SE new england. Quiet weather Thursday and
Friday. Another shot of wet weather and breezy conditions this
weekend. Drier and milder toward the middle of next week.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Split flow across the region early this morning as northern
stream cold front approaches from the great lakes. Southern
stream shortwave coastal low off the carolina coast will move
northward up the east coast. This system will remain well
offshore but its moisture plume will impact the region.

Currently, surface cold front is making its way into upstate
ny. Radar imagery shows some showers along this front, but
overall moisture is pretty meager. Southern new england remains
in the warm sector ahead of this approaching front thus temps
early this morning have reside above average. In fact, the
office is currently a balmy 51 degrees with nantucket at 56f.

Focusing south, latest goes-16 satellite shows moisture
beginning to stream northwards towards new england thanks to
bermuda high pressure. Current radar imagery shows widespread
showers across the carolina coast, with scattered showers
developing across long island and into southeast massachusetts.

These showers are associated with the upper level jet and mid-
level moisture at 700mb. At the surface, theta-e gradient has
set-up with a 1000-925mb frontogenesis which has help aided the
showers in southern new england. The profile has moisten up as
guidance suggested as rainfall is being reported from wst to
ewb.

Over the next few hours, moisture will continue to stream into
the region as surface cold front from the west approaches. This
will help pool the moisture into the area and push pwat values
to above 1.0 inch by the mid-morning hours. Showers will begin
to overspread the rest of the region after 7am. The combination
of the upper level jet and LLJ will help aid in strong lift for
the region. In fact, guidance continues to hint at strong omega
during the mid-morning hours especially along and points east of
i-95. This combined with the high pwats will lead to heavy
downpours across ri and eastern ma. Ncar ensembles continue to
show the potential for 40dbz during the 7am to noon time-frame.

Also cannot rule out a rumble or thunder as guidance continues
to hint as sb CAPE thanks to higher dewpoints.

Continued to trend QPF towards the ec but with the hi-res
guidance mix in as well. Appears that heavy precip axis will be
along of just east of the i-95 corridor. This is also supported
by the href, ncar ensembles and hrrr. Generally 0.5 to 1 inch
qpf will fall across a line east of ijd to bvy. Highest amounts
will occur just east of i- 95. Areas west of the worcester hills
will see rainfall amounts less than 0.25 inches.

As the front pushes through southern new england, precip will
exit the region by the mid-afternoon. Behind the front, dry but
cooler air will quickly usher into the region leading to temps
dropping through the afternoon hours and winds beginning to pick
up. Overall anticipate a rainy morning leading to heavy
downpours slowing the morning commute. Conditions will improve
by the afternoon hours leading to a great, but chilly start to
the holiday travel.

Short term 6 pm this evening through 6 pm Thursday
Tonight into thanksgiving day...

cold front will be offshore by this evening as strong CAA usher
into the region. Good mixing with this cold air aloft resulting
in gusty NW winds near 20-25 mph during the overnight hours.

Surface high pressure approaching from the west may be enough to
allow for the winds to slacken off resulting in radiational
cooling before daybreak. Highest confidence is across the
interior. Thus will keep temps cooler than mav met guidance.

Chilly start to the thanksgiving holiday as high pressure from
the west builds into the region. Weak shortwave aloft will
increase cloud cover during the afternoon. Moisture associated
with this wave looks meager enough to keep the forecast dry.

Westerly winds at the surface as temperatures in the upper 30s
to low 40s across the region. Overall, a chilly but dry turkey
day as temperatures will remain 5 to 10 degrees below normal.

Long term Thursday night through Tuesday
* highlights...

- quiet weather through Friday
- showers possible at times this weekend, could be breezy
Sunday
- turning mild Tuesday into Wednesday, could also be breezy
* overview...

22 00z guidance suite is rather good overall agreement into
Sunday. More detail differences become more prevalent early next
week. Continue to favor a consensus approach to smooth over the
less predictable details, particularly with timing and amplitude
of various shortwaves moving through the larger synoptic pattern.

In general, expecting a mid level longwave trough to linger
near our region Friday into Saturday. As previously note, this
is more of a split flow during this time. Majority of the
guidance merges this flow into a deeper mid level trough Sunday
into Monday. This mid level trough expected to finally move
over the maritimes toward the middle of next week.

Only concern for precipitation during this time will be this
weekend. Besides a series of front Saturday, will need to
monitor the progress of an offshore low pressure. At this time,
thinking this coastal low remains far enough east to not have a
major impact other than increasing the pressure gradient,
especially Sunday.

Aviation 08z 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.

Before 12z...VFR through at least 09-10z, lowering MVFR to ifr
with -ra ra with SW flow prevailing.

Today... Mixed MVFR ifr CIGS through the day with ra and vsbys
1-3sm at times in ra +ra, low risk tsra, especially E of pvd-
ghg. Areas W may remain mixed MVFRVFR with mainly -ra. Ra
clears and rapid improvement toVFR occurs after 18z from w-e as
winds shift to the nw.

Tonight into Thursday...VFR. Westerly flow around 10 kt.

Kbos terminal...

bulk of -ra ra progged 12-20z, mainly MVFR cigs, with +ra ifr
threats 14-18z. Feel tsra will remain SE of the terminal.

Clearing toVFR after 20z.

Kbdl terminal...

feel ra +ra threats will remain e. Looking at mostly -ra
developing around 11z persisting through 18z. MVFR CIGS with
lesser impact to vsby. Clearing out shortly after 18z.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

Thursday night through Friday night:VFR. Breezy.

Saturday:VFR. Breezy. Slight chance shra.

Saturday night:VFR. Slight chance shra.

Sunday:VFR. Breezy.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Thursday ...

today... High confidence.

Passing cold front during the day and passing coastal low well east
of the waters will lead to widespread rainfall today which could
limit vsbys. Seas will remain near 5 feet for the outer waters but
sca have been let go elsewhere.

Tonight into tomorrow... High confidence.

Strong CAA across the relatively warm waters will result in gusts nw
winds between 25-30 kts. Seas will also build in response. SCA have
been reissued to account for this trend. Low confidence on gales for
the eastern ocean waters. Conditions will improve on thanksgiving,
but seas will remain choppy into the afternoon.

Outlook Thursday night through Sunday ...

Thursday night: winds less than 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft.

Friday through Friday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas of
seas approaching 5 ft.

Saturday through Saturday night: winds less than 25 kt. Areas
of seas approaching 5 ft. Chance of rain showers.

Sunday: low risk for small craft advisory winds with gusts up
to 25 kt. Seas up to 5 ft. Slight chance of rain showers.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 4 am est
Thursday for anz230>234-251.

Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 1 am est
Thursday for anz236.

Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 2 pm est
Thursday for anz235-237.

Small craft advisory from 4 pm this afternoon to 8 pm est
Thursday for anz250.

Small craft advisory until 8 pm est Thursday for anz254>256.

Synopsis... Belk dunten
near term... Dunten
short term... Dunten
long term... Belk
aviation... Belk dunten
marine... Belk dunten


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 5 mi29 min SSW 14 55°F 1013.6 hPa53°F
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 7 mi41 min Calm G 0 49°F 51°F1014 hPa
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 17 mi41 min 56°F 53°F1013.9 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 37 mi47 min N 1 G 1.9 53°F 49°F1015.3 hPa
44039 - Central Long Island Sound 37 mi66 min SW 1.9 G 3.9 55°F 1 ft
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 38 mi41 min ESE 5.1 G 6 55°F 50°F1014.4 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 42 mi47 min SSW 1 G 1.9 54°F 1015 hPa
PRUR1 42 mi41 min 54°F 53°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 42 mi74 min S 2.9 54°F 996 hPa53°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 45 mi47 min SSE 9.9 G 11 52°F 49°F1014.8 hPa
PVDR1 47 mi41 min SSE 2.9 G 4.1 51°F 1014.9 hPa50°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 47 mi41 min S 4.1 G 5.1 51°F 49°F1014.5 hPa
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 49 mi41 min SSE 2.9 G 4.1 52°F 51°F1013.9 hPa

Wind History for New London, CT
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Groton / New London, Groton / New London Airport, CT4 mi63 minN 03.00 miRain Fog/Mist54°F53°F97%1014.7 hPa
Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI11 mi66 minN 08.00 miLight Rain55°F55°F100%1015.2 hPa
Montauk, Montauk Airport, NY16 mi2.1 hrsN 0 mi56°F52°F87%1015.9 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI23 mi63 minSSW 610.00 miPartly Cloudy58°F54°F87%1015.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Noank, Mystic River entrance, Connecticut
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Wed -- 05:37 AM EST     0.57 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 10:01 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 11:04 AM EST     2.53 feet High Tide
Wed -- 04:23 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 06:19 PM EST     0.24 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:53 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 11:48 PM EST     2.05 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for The Race, Long Island Sound, New York Current
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Wed -- 01:29 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:26 AM EST     -2.47 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:44 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:27 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:01 AM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 10:20 AM EST     2.39 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 01:31 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 04:23 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 04:47 PM EST     -2.85 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 07:53 PM EST     Moonset
Wed -- 08:04 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:51 PM EST     2.32 knots Max Flood
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