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Stonington, CT

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Sunrise 5:38AMSunset 8:09PM Friday July 28, 2017 12:56 PM EDT (16:56 UTC) Moonrise 11:20AMMoonset 11:24PM Illumination 26% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ237 Block Island Sound- 1033 Am Edt Fri Jul 28 2017
.gale watch in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night...
This afternoon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Tonight..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Sat night..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Mon..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Mon night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. 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 1033 Am Edt Fri Jul 28 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. A cold front will dissipate near the south coast this afternoon. Low pres will move off the mid atlantic coast tonight and track south of new england Sat which may bring a period of gale force ne winds. This early season gale will slowly move offshore Sunday with weak high pres building over the waters Mon. Another weak low pres may track to the south Tue. 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 Stonington , CT
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Area Discussion for - Boston, MA
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1001 am edt Fri jul 28 2017

Synopsis
Mainly dry weather today with seasonably warm temperatures and
humidity. Low pressure emerging off the mid atlantic coast
tracks south of new england Saturday, likely bringing some rain
to the immediate south coast along with cool temperatures and
gusty NE winds, but mainly dry weather further to the north.

A couple of slow moving low pressure areas off the mid atlantic
coast will keep the region in a persistent northeast flow and a
risk of more rain early in the week across southeast zones. A
cold front may approach the region late Thursday.

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

mostly dry day with seasonably warm conditions. Dense fog has
burned off this morning with the late-july sun. The boundary
layer destabilizing within light surface winds per weak high
pressure beneath mid to upper level confluent, subsiding flow,
brought about by NW flow round the polar low over SE canada and
sw flow out ahead of the mid-level trough disturbance which will
be the main weather story for Saturday.

Should see sea-breezes develop along which it's possible a spot
shower could develop with low-level convergence, yet suppressed
from deeper development along with the abundance of mid to upper
level dry air building in from the n. Areas of potential impact
mainly across interior ct into ri and SE ma where there is greater
low-level moisture availability and subsequent higher surface-
based instability.

Most locations dry today with a mix of Sun and clouds (should
see mostly pancake cumulus), seasonable highs around the low
80s, cooler along the shores and across the high terrain.

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

low risk for an evening shower, otherwise dry weather for much
of the night. However, as mid level low moves east from the ohio
valley, coastal low will emerge off the mid atlc coast late
tonight with deeper moisture lifting north toward the south
coast. As a result, some light rain may overspread the south
coast toward daybreak.

Saturday...

models have continued a southward trend with coastal storm.

Highly anomalous late july pattern as strong vortex across se
canada maintains enough confluence to suppress coastal storm
south of the benchmark with heavy rainfall remaining mostly to
the south, although CAPE cod and especially the islands could
get into some heavier rainfall on sat. Still some uncertainly
as there is a sharp moisture QPF gradient along the northern
edge so a subtle shift back to the north would bring heavier
rainfall back in play for a larger portion of the sne. For now,
we followed model consensus of confining highest pops across
cape islands with mainly dry weather north of hfd-pvd-tan.

Expect some sunshine developing in the interior and north of the
mass pike with partial clearing late in the day into the
coastal plain.

Anomalous NE low level jet will bring gusty NE winds to the
coast with gusts 25-35 mph with potential for 40 mph gusts over
the islands. Coolest temps in the 60s will be found across se
new eng with 70s further inland across the ct and merrimack
valleys. But lower confidence temp forecast across SE new eng on
the northern fringe of the storm.

Long term Saturday night through Thursday
Highlights...

* persistent NE flow coastal areas with possible rough surf and high
rip current risk
* risk of another bout of rain south coastal areas early next week
but considerable uncertainty
overview...

ridge persists over the western usa and over the west central
atlantic. Southern new england looks to continue to lie in an area
of mid tropospheric weakness between and somewhat susceptible the
more pronounced upper high pressure centers. One closed upper level
trough over the mid atlantic states results in a couple of
associated surface low pressure waves, which in turn introduces some
uncertainty for our forecast. There is confidence of a persistent ne
surface gradient but less confidence on NW extent of rain shield. As
the upper level trough lifts to the NE early next week, an
associated surface low pressure may lift far enough north to bring a
period of rain across some southeastern zones during Monday into
early Tuesday but higher than average uncertainly. Westerly zonal
flow dominates across southern canada later in the week with signs
on operational models and ensembles of a short wave trough and
associated cold front approaching the forecast area late Thursday.

Periods of focus... Sunday through Tuesday and Thursday.

Sunday through Tuesday... A persistent NE flow may result in a long
duration of fairly rough surf for this time of year as well as high
temperatures likely remaining a little below normal across the
coastal zones. As the mid atlantic upper low pressure lifts to the
northeast, a surface low pressure center may also lift far enough
north to spread an area of rain into southeast zones. Given the
uncertainty and 00z ECMWF trend, have only chance pops for those
southeastern zones and slight chance pops elsewhere. Persistent ne
flow will likely result in rough surf and possibly elevated rip
current risk, especially as the periods begin to increase.

Thursday... Model consensus suggests that an approaching cold front
may trigger scattered showers thunderstorms during the late
afternoon and evening. Have chance pops as well as a chance of
thunder 18z Thu to 05z Fri for much of area. Mid level winds are
not all that strong so primary hazard may be locally heavy rain.

Aviation 14z Friday through Tuesday
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

Short term through Saturday night ...

today... High confidence.

Sct-bkn low-endVFR CIGS around 4-5 kft agl. Low risk shra
mainly across interior ct, ri, and southeast ma. Light winds
allowing sea-breezes around 15-16z. MVFR-ifr linger offshore of
the s-shore and islands.

Tonight... Moderate confidence.

Cigs building back N overnight. Low-endVFR most locations with
a mix of MVFR-ifr along the s-coast and across the islands. A
potential return of lower vsbys over the mid-ct valley and along
the s-coast and islands down to 1 2sm. Winds increasing out of
the NE with the potential for gusts up around 25 kts by morning.

Chance -ra up to the ma-pike, more likely along the immediate s
coast and across the islands. Greatest impact on ack.

Saturday... Moderate confidence.

Ne flow persists with gusts up to 30 kts for shoreline terminals.

Will see CIGS scour from the N w, lifting, while remaining bkn-
ovc along the S se-coast with ifr possible with more likely -ra.

Drying trends from the N w, more likely chance -ra along and S e
of bos-bdl.

Saturday night... Moderate confidence.

Cigs continuing to erode S e. Bkn-ovc MVFR-ifr lingers over SE new
england, mainly across the CAPE and islands, becoming sct towards
Sunday morning. Continued NE winds with gusts up to 30 kts. With
cig scouring, -ra chances and vsby impacts conclude.

Kbos terminal... Forecasting sea-breezes to develop around 15-16z.

Sct low-endVFR CIGS initially, eroding with the onshore flow.

Kbdl terminal... Light winds overall. -ra chances into the overnight
period, but eroding going into Saturday morning as winds increase
out of the NE with gusts up to 25 kts.

Outlook Sunday through Tuesday ...

Sunday through Tuesday...

sct low-endVFR cigs. Continued breezy NE flow with gusts up to
25 kts, mainly across SE coastal terminals.

Marine
Forecaster confidence levels...

low - less than 30 percent.

Moderate - 30 to 60 percent.

High - greater than 60 percent.

* headlines...

- rough boating conditions for small boaters developing tonight
and continuing through Tuesday.

- gale watch remains in effect through late Saturday night.

- could potentially see rip current develop along the shores,
perhaps even beach erosion with the prolonged NE fetch.

* forecast...

short term through Saturday ...

today... High confidence.

Sea-breezes developing around midday along the near-shore waters.

Otherwise roughly 5-10 kts out of the se. Tranquil boating weather
with seas remaining below 3 feet. Some low clouds and patchy fog
linger around the s-coast and islands throughout.

Tonight... High confidence.

Winds turning and increasing out of the NE with gusts up to 25 kts
towards Saturday morning. Wind stress results in waves building up
to 5 feet towards morning as well. Increasing areal coverage of rain
over the S waters, adding to the likely redevelopment and or increase
in extent of low clouds and fog lingering around the s-coast and
islands.

Saturday... Moderate confidence.

Gale watch in effect. NE winds continuing with gusts up to 35 kts
possible over the S SE waters. Waves building to 10 feet by the
end of the day as the areal extent of rain scours from the N w,
lingering longest over the S SE waters with patchy fog and visibility
restrictions at times.

Saturday night...

gale watch continues. NE winds remain brisk with gusts up to 35
kts as waves greater than 10 feet, up to 12 feet, are possible
on the S SE outer waters. Continued scouring of clouds and rain
from the N w, looking at the conclusion of rain and fog issues
over the S SE waters by Sunday morning.

Outlook Sunday through Tuesday ... Moderate confidence.

Persistent NE flow will likely cause an extended period of rough
seas. Anticipate at least gusts to SCA levels across south coastal
waters into Monday, but seas will probably remain elevated through
at least Tuesday. Have gone significantly above wave watch given
our experience with persistent NE flow situations.

Box watches warnings advisories
Ct... None.

Ma... None.

Ri... None.

Marine... Gale watch from Saturday morning through late Saturday night
for anz231>235-237-254>256.

Synopsis... Kjc thompson
near term... Kjc thompson sipprell
short term... Kjc
long term... Thompson
aviation... Kjc thompson sipprell
marine... Kjc thompson sipprell


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 10 mi42 min S 8 G 8.9 73°F 1010.4 hPa67°F
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 11 mi39 min S 9.9 G 12 76°F 67°F1010.5 hPa
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 31 mi39 min SE 4.1 G 6
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 32 mi39 min SW 7 G 8 72°F 67°F1010.9 hPa
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 36 mi39 min ESE 4.1 G 4.1 77°F 1010.7 hPa
PRUR1 36 mi39 min 76°F 67°F
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 36 mi72 min E 2.9 77°F 1011 hPa67°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 39 mi39 min SSE 5.1 G 5.1
PVDR1 41 mi39 min SSE 8.9 G 9.9 76°F 1010.3 hPa68°F
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 42 mi39 min SSE 6 G 7 78°F 69°F1009.7 hPa
44039 - Central Long Island Sound 43 mi102 min S 1.9 G 3.9 74°F 71°F
FRXM3 45 mi39 min 77°F 65°F
44017 - 23 Nautical Miles Southwest of Montauk Point, NY 45 mi67 min 73°F 73°F2 ft1011.6 hPa (+0.0)73°F
BLTM3 - 8447387 - Borden Flats Light at Fall River, MA 46 mi39 min SW 4.1 G 4.1 75°F 1009.8 hPa
FRVM3 - 8447386 - Fall River, MA 46 mi39 min 76°F 71°F1011.2 hPa
BUZM3 - Buzzards Bay, MA 46 mi57 min SSW 8 G 8.9 67°F 1011.4 hPa (+0.0)

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Airport Reports
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Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI5 mi64 minSSW 710.00 miFair81°F68°F65%1011 hPa
Groton / New London, Groton / New London Airport, CT8 mi61 minS 810.00 miFair76°F69°F79%1010.6 hPa
Montauk, Montauk Airport, NY17 mi63 minNNW 5 mi79°F69°F72%1011.5 hPa
Block Island State Airport, RI19 mi61 minENE 410.00 miMostly Cloudy78°F69°F74%1011.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Stonington, Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut
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Fri -- 01:09 AM EDT     3.03 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:39 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:31 AM EDT     0.19 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 11:20 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:46 PM EDT     3.10 feet High Tide
Fri -- 08:05 PM EDT     0.42 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 08:08 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 11:23 PM EDT     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for The Race, Long Island Sound, New York Current
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Fri -- 12:27 AM EDT     2.81 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 03:45 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 05:40 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 06:47 AM EDT     -3.20 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 10:03 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:20 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 12:54 PM EDT     2.86 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:18 PM EDT     -0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:17 PM EDT     -3.02 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 08:08 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:36 PM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
Fri -- 11:24 PM EDT     Moonset
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