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Marine Weather and Tides
Watch Hill, RI

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 4:20PM Saturday December 15, 2018 4:50 PM EST (21:50 UTC) Moonrise 1:24PMMoonset 12:12AM Illumination 59% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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ANZ237 Block Island Sound- 340 Pm Est Sat Dec 15 2018
.gale warning in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening...
Tonight..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas around 4 ft, building to 6 ft after midnight. A slight chance of rain after midnight.
Sun..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 kt. Seas 8 to 9 ft. A chance of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon with vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sun night..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 8 to 9 ft. Rain. Vsby 1 nm or less, increasing to 1 to 3 nm after midnight.
Mon..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming W 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft. A chance of rain in the morning.
Mon night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
Tue..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas around 5 ft.
Tue night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Wed night..W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 3 ft.
Thu..SW winds around 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas around 2 ft, building to 5 ft after midnight. A chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. 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 340 Pm Est Sat Dec 15 2018
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. An series of low pres systems track S of srn new england this weekend into Mon. High pres builds back towards the waters from the W Tue into Wed. 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 Watch Hill, RI
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service boston norton ma
422 pm est Sat dec 15 2018

Synopsis
High pressure builds across northern new england tonight
providing dry chilly weather. Low pressure approaches new
england from the south with rain overspreading the region from
south to north Sunday, although the steadiest and heaviest rain
arrives Sunday evening and overnight. Precipitation will likely
be a mix of sleet and freezing rain across northwest ct into
western-central mass, then trending toward light snow Sunday
night. Greatest impact will be at the higher elevations where
temperatures will be below freezing. Cold air will push across
the region Monday afternoon through Tuesday as high pressure
builds across the northeast. As the high moves off the eastern
seaboard around mid week, milder air will work in. Low pressure
will develop across the southeast late Thursday, then will shift
toward the region late next week bringing a swath of rain
Thursday night into early next weekend.

Near term until 6 am Sunday morning
330 pm update...

frontal boundary has now reached the south coast with earlier
light rain offshore. Dew pts still around 50 along the south
coast but dew pts drop off into the 30s across northern ma in
the deeper post frontal airmass. As northern stream short wave
currently over maine moves east this will drive frontal boundary
farther south with dew pts falling into the 20s and 30s
overnight. Thus dry weather prevails and not expecting any fog
given the drier airmass. Although may be enough moisture for
frost where temps fall below freezing, mainly north and west of
hfd-pvd-bos. However, until the core of the colder drier
airmass arrives enjoy temps of 50-55 late this afternoon!
later tonight as low pressure approaches from the south, 1025 mb
high over maine will squeeze the pgrad and result in increasing
ne winds along the south coast including CAPE cod.

Short term 6 am Sunday morning through Monday
Updated 330 pm...

*** wintry mix of precip inland especially high terrain ***
synoptic overview...

northern stream short wave currently across me moves east
tonight and delivers a burst of low level cold air advection
tonight into Sunday, setting the stage for a wintry mix of
precip inland Sunday Sunday night before ending Monday morning.

The key here is the cold air is fairly shallow (below 850 mb)
Sunday, thus not deep enough to support snow until Sunday night
when the column begins to cool from the top down courtesy of
height falls as the vertically stacked low deepens Sunday night
as it tracks over or near the benchmark. This is typically a
favorable track for heavy snow, however the antecedent airmass
is not very cold as mentioned above and this is a southern
stream system that doesn't phase with any northern stream
energy. Thus no infusion of cold air.

Sunday...

model soundings show dry layer between 800-900 mb which delays
northward progression of rain shield during the day. Thus
steadiest rain occurs late in the day across ct-ri and southeast
ma with just spotty light rain elsewhere. Concern is Sunday
morning there may be enough low level moisture for some spotty
drizzle across northern ct and over the border into southwest ma
eastward into southern worcester county. Therefore there is a
very low risk for some spotty freezing drizzle across this
region. Will issue a special weather statement to address this.

Otherwise rain shield slowly overspreads the region from south
to north Sunday especially during the afternoon. Most location
the column is warm enough along with surface temps to support
all rain. However from northwest hartford county into western-
central ma a mix of freezing rain and sleet is likely with the
greatest travel impact at elevations above 1000 ft during the
day where temps will be near freezing. Again most of the region
will have temps above freezing so just expecting wet roadways.

Ne winds continue to increase especially along the south coast
including CAPE cod and the islands as low pres approaches with
attending low level ene jet.

Sunday night...

coastal low continues to slowly deepen as it tracks over or near
the benchmark. This causes the column to cool from top down in
response to height falls with mid level warm layer eroding
across northwest ct into western-central ma. This is where sleet
and freezing rain will transition to mainly light snow
overnight. Thus a winter weather advisory has been issued for
this region for a period of wintry mix (sleet and freezing rain)
followed by a coating to 2 inches of snow possible. Greatest
forecast confidence for impact will be across the higher terrain
where temps will be at or below freezing, so expecting slippery
travel here. Thus the advisory has been confined to the highest
elevations. At lower elevations in the advisory area roads may
just have a minor slushy accumulation or perhaps just wet in the
valleys. If later trends suggest a colder scenario the advisory
may have to be expanded south and east. But for now any travel
impacts should be confined the high terrain of northwest ct into
western-central ma.

Elsewhere especially from hfd-pvd-bos to the coastline just
expecting periods of rain overnight and wind gusts up to 40 mph
over CAPE cod and the islands. Held off on a wind advisory as
wind gusts will be marginal given lack of cold air and steep low
level lapse rates in addition to strongest winds still beyond 36
hrs. Later shifts will have to monitor trends here.

Monday morning...

vertically stacked low just NE of the 40n 70w benchmark remains
progressive and moves farther offshore with morning precip
ending and giving way to at least partial clearing by midday or
so.

Long term Monday night through Saturday
Highlights...

* mainly dry, blustery and cold Monday afternoon and Tuesday
* mild temperatures return Wednesday through late next week
* rain, heavy at times from Thursday night through Friday
* a few lingering showers on Saturday with somewhat cooler
temperatures
overview...

h5 trough across the northeast u.S. Pushes E across the
maritimes late Monday into Tuesday. Northern stream storm track
lifts into southern canada by mid week, while h5 trough digs
across the central plains during the wed-thu timeframe. This
will allow milder temperatures to push northward as w-sw wind
flow at the surface and aloft sets up ahead of digging long wave
trough from the western great lakes down the mississippi river
valley. Noting cutoff h5 low develops around 12z Fri on long
range models, riding across the ohio tennessee valleys. Deep
trough pushes slowly e, allowing southerly flow to work up the
eastern seaboard late Thu into fri, bringing deep moisture feed
up the coast as low pressure rides up the appalachians into
quebec into next weekend.

Details...

Monday afternoon through Tuesday night...

h5 cutoff low S of nova scotia Monday afternoon will weaken as
another cold pool shifts SE out of northern new england into the
maritimes Monday night. Persistent cyclonic flow will keep low
level moisture across eastern areas through Monday afternoon.

Could see lingering light rain across portions of CAPE cod,
while light snow lingers across the E slopes of the berkshires
into Monday night. Rain across the outer CAPE will taper to snow
showers Monday night, but will linger into Tuesday with cold,
blustery NW winds in place.

Cold pool works into ny state and new england by Monday night
which will spread across the region overnight. H85 temps will
drop down to -12c to -15c by 12z Tuesday. Expect highs to only
reach the mid to upper 20s across the higher terrain to the
lower 30s across the coastal plain, running 5 to 10 degrees
below seasonal levels. Lows Tuesday night will be mainly in the
teens to around 20, except in the 20s across the coastal plain.

Wednesday and Thursday...

large high pressure builds across the eastern u.S. Wednesday,
with dry conditions and seasonal temperatures. As this high
moves offshore, the return SW flow will bring milder conditions
on Thursday with readings in the upper 30s across the E slopes
of the berkshires to the upper 40s across E ri into SE mass.

Clouds will increase during Thursday well ahead of developing
low pressure across the SE states. Scattered light rain may
reach into the ct valley by late in the day.

Thursday night through Saturday...

surge of moisture works up the eastern seaboard with deep
southerly wind flow at the surface and aloft. Also noting pwat
moisture plume working up the coast by around midnight Thursday
night, up to 2 to 3 sd above seasonal normals by Fri morning.

Could see some heavier rainfall as this plume moves across
during Friday, with the best shot across central and eastern
areas.

As the low shifts NE across the appalachians Friday night into
early Saturday, dry slot will work into the coastal plain on
Saturday, though showers may linger across the central and
western areas.

Aviation 22z Saturday through Thursday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Monday ... Moderate confidence.

330 pm update...

tonight...

vfr with the exception of some leftover MVFR along the south
coast that will move offshore shortly. NE winds increase to 30
kts toward morning across south coastal ri ma.

Sunday...

a mix of MVFR andVFR trending toward ifr MVFR as the day
progresses as rain overspreads the area from south to north.

Freezing rain and sleet likely across the higher elevations
including korh. NE winds up to 35 kt possible late in the day
along south coast of ri ma including CAPE cod and islands.

Sunday night...

ifr lifr in rain except freezing rain and sleet changing to all
snow across the interior with minor accumulations possible
higher elevations. NE winds up to 35 kt CAPE cod and islands.

Monday morning...

MVFR ifr in rain trending up to MVFRVFR by midday or so. Gusty
north wind shifting to NW around noon.

Kbos terminal...

quiet weather tonight with lowering CIGS Sunday. Much of the day
may be dry with rain possibly holding off until after 21z
Sunday. Rain may change to a period of sleet and snow before
ending Monday morning.

Kbdl terminal...

quiet weather tonight but lowering CIGS toward 12z Sunday.

Spotty light freezing drizzle possible Sunday morning. Otherwise
all rain Sunday then possibly mixing with sleet and snow Sunday
night.

Outlook Monday night through Thursday ...

Monday night:VFR. Windy with gusts to 35 kt.

Tuesday:VFR. Strong winds with local gusts to 40 kt.

Tuesday night:VFR. Windy with gusts to 35 kt.

Wednesday through Wednesday night:VFR. Breezy.

Thursday:VFR. Slight chance ra.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Monday ... High confidence.

*** NE gales likely late Sunday into Sunday night ***
tonight... Quiet weather with NE winds increasing to 30 kt by
Sunday morning.

Sunday... Ne winds increase to 35 kt late southern waters. Vsby
lowering in rain from south to north.

Sunday night... Ne winds up to 35 kt with strongest winds around
the CAPE cod waters.

Monday... Gale center just NE of 40n 70w moves seaward with
northerly gales diminishing and becoming NW by midday.

Outlook Monday night through Thursday ...

Monday night: moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up
to 40 kt. Rough seas up to 10 ft. Chance of snow showers.

Tuesday: moderate risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
40 kt. Rough seas up to 11 ft. Slight chance of snow showers.

Tuesday night: low risk for gale force winds with gusts up to
35 kt. Areas of rough seas.

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

Wednesday night: low risk for small craft advisory winds with
gusts up to 20 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft.

Thursday: winds less than 25 kt.

Tides coastal flooding
330 pm update...

high tide 4 am Monday is only around 9 ft and only expecting a
storm surge of 0.75 ft to 1.5 ft, along with seas only 7 to 15
ft offshore. This will result in total water levels below flood
stage and insufficient wave action to yield any coastal
flooding.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... Winter weather advisory from 6 am Sunday to 7 am est Monday
for ctz002.

Ma... Winter weather advisory from 6 am Sunday to 7 am est Monday
for maz002>004-008>011-026.

Ri... None.

Marine... Gale warning from 9 am Sunday to midnight est Sunday night for
anz231>235-237.

Small craft advisory from 4 pm Sunday to 6 am est Monday for
anz230.

Small craft advisory from 2 am Sunday to 6 am est Monday for
anz236.

Gale warning from 3 pm Sunday to 6 am est Monday for anz250-
254.

Small craft advisory from 5 am Sunday to 6 am est Monday for
anz251.

Gale warning from 6 am Sunday to midnight est Sunday night for
anz255-256.

Synopsis... Nocera evt
near term... Nocera
short term... Nocera
long term... Evt
aviation... Nocera evt
marine... Nocera evt
tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 12 mi35 min NNE 9.9 G 12 51°F 1017.6 hPa46°F
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 13 mi50 min NE 1.9 G 7 48°F 46°F1019.6 hPa (+0.0)
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 19 mi56 min 49°F 43°F1019.2 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 31 mi56 min N 6 G 8 47°F 45°F1020.6 hPa
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 31 mi56 min N 5.1 G 8.9 49°F 43°F1020.2 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 36 mi56 min NE 6 G 7 46°F 1020.5 hPa
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 36 mi65 min NE 6 46°F 1021 hPa45°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 39 mi50 min NNE 5.1 G 7 47°F 43°F1020.7 hPa (+0.4)
PVDR1 41 mi50 min NNE 2.9 G 4.1 50°F 1020.8 hPa (+0.8)50°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 42 mi56 min ENE 2.9 G 4.1 49°F 44°F1020.2 hPa
44039 - Central Long Island Sound 44 mi50 min NNE 5.8 G 5.8 46°F 45°F
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 44 mi50 min NNE 14 G 14 46°F 1020.4 hPa (+0.0)
44017 - 23 Nautical Miles Southwest of Montauk Point, NY 44 mi60 min ENE 9.7 G 12 49°F 49°F3 ft1018.8 hPa (-0.4)49°F
FRXM3 45 mi50 min 49°F 48°F
44097 - Block Island, RI (154) 45 mi37 min 49°F4 ft
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 45 mi50 min NE 6 G 7 49°F 1020.6 hPa (+0.3)
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 46 mi56 min 49°F 46°F1020.7 hPa

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Airport Reports
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Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI4 mi57 minNNE 410.00 miFair54°F48°F83%1019.9 hPa
Groton / New London, Groton / New London Airport, CT10 mi1.9 hrsN 610.00 miPartly Cloudy52°F48°F86%1019.7 hPa
Montauk, Montauk Airport, NY16 mi56 minNNE 3 mi47°F46°F100%1019.9 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI17 mi54 minNNE 85.00 miFog/Mist48°F46°F96%1020.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Watch Hill Point, Rhode Island
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Sat -- 01:51 AM EST     2.06 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:49 AM EST     First Quarter
Sat -- 07:06 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:21 AM EST     0.64 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 12:23 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 02:10 PM EST     2.10 feet High Tide
Sat -- 04:18 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 07:59 PM EST     0.47 feet Low Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for The Race, Long Island Sound, New York Current
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Sat -- 01:33 AM EST     2.10 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 05:00 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:49 AM EST     First Quarter
Sat -- 07:06 AM EST     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:02 AM EST     -2.23 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 11:17 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 12:24 PM EST     Moonrise
Sat -- 01:58 PM EST     1.85 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 04:20 PM EST     Sunset
Sat -- 05:14 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 08:23 PM EST     -2.29 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 11:34 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
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