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Poquonock Bridge, CT

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 4:21PM Friday December 15, 2017 6:48 PM EST (23:48 UTC) Moonrise 5:25AMMoonset 4:01PM Illumination 6% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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ANZ237 Block Island Sound- 323 Pm Est Fri Dec 15 2017
.small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through late Saturday night...
Tonight..NW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Snow, mainly this evening with vsby 1 nm or less.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Sun..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..W winds around 5 kt, becoming S around 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. A chance of drizzle.
Mon..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft. A chance of drizzle.
Mon night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tue night..W winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A chance of rain.
Wed..W winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Wed night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 2 to 3 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 323 Pm Est Fri Dec 15 2017
Synopsis for massachusetts and rhode island coastal waters.. High pres moves offshore today. Low pres will develop off the mid atlc coast this afternoon and track well se of nantucket tonight. Another low will track to the north Sat dragging a cold front across the waters. High pressure builds over the waters on Sunday into Monday. 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 Poquonock Bridge, CT
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Area Discussion for - New York City/Upton, NY
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423 pm est Fri dec 15 2017

Synopsis
Low pressure will move off the middle atlantic this evening and
offshore tonight. A series of weak low pressure and frontal
systems will pass through the area this weekend through mid
week.

Near term until 6 am Saturday morning
Snow continues to overspread the tri-state area. Impacts to the
evening commute are anticipated, with potential for significant
impacts within the winter weather advisory area. No changes
were made to the headlines.

The only change made to the snowfall forecast was across
southern coastal long island where some locations could approach
4 inches. This is due to increasing potential for moderate snow
banding in conjunction with best frontogenesis this evening.

There is a bit of uncertainty in how much snow will fall across
ne nj and interior of the lower hudson valley and southern
connecticut. It is possible amounts could end up lower with
minimal impact since best lift appears to be setting up just
south, within the advisory area.

Divergence aloft is impressive as a 170-180 kt jet streak moves
across the middle atlantic. Our region will be located in the
favored left exit region for synoptic lift this evening. There
will also be interaction phasing of the northern and southern
stream, which combined with the upper jet dynamics, will
continue to organize a surface low off the middle atlantic coast
this evening and then south and east of long island overnight.

Mesoscale models continue to indicate a swath of strong 850-700
mb frontogenesis across the southern portion of the area. The
lift coincides within the dendritic growth zone which may
enhance snowfall and produce banding, especially across long
island.

Thermodynamic profiles do not show much liquid water saturation
aloft for riming, so the snow will be a dry, high ratio type
similar to what we observed Thursday morning. Ratios may be
15-18:1. Surface temperatures will fall into the middle and
upper 20s as the snow begins continues to fall.

The snow tapers off around 7-9pm in nyc and around midnight on
the east end of long island. Liquid equivalent amounts around
0.05 inches inland and close to 0.20 inches are forecast across
long island.

Clearing and increasing winds are expected tonight behind the
departing low as the pressure gradient tightens between the
strengthening departing low, and strong high pressure over the
se us. Another chilly night with lows in the ranging from upper
teens well inland to mid 20s at the coast.

Short term 6 am Saturday morning through Saturday night
Polar upper low pivots southeast into new england on Sat and
offshore Saturday night. Wnw CAA low flow over the great lakes,
accompanied by shortwave lift and left front of 150 kt jet
streak, should be enough to extend light snow shower activity
into the region later Sat morning through Sat afternoon. A
dusting is possible in spots, particularly NW hills.

Otherwise, breezy and chilly on Sat with abundant cloud cover
and glancing caa. Temps will likely hold in the lower to mid 30s
for much of the region, with windchills in the 20s.

Shortwave slides east Sat night, with high pressure building in
from the west. This will have snow showers tapering from W to e
early in the evening, with potential for good radiational
cooling conds for outlying areas later Sat night. Temps should
fall into the teens for outlying areas, with mid-upper 20s for
urban centers.

Long term Sunday through Friday
Models in good agreement with a fairly progressive upper
pattern in place through this period, with a series of weak
frontal systems moving through the region Sunday night through
midweek as a muted northern stream longwave trough slides from
the great lakes into the northeast.

First system of note will be Sunday night into Monday as the
closed low currently over baja mexico, shears towards the ne
ahead of a developing western us trough. Models differing in
the strength of this energy and amounts of moisture drawn
northward, but potential exists for a light precip event Sunday
night into Monday morning. Thermal profiles suggest a start as
snow or wintry mix, transitioning to rain for nyc li, but
potentially remaining a wintry mix for the interior into Monday
morning. Too early for specific details on this light precip
event, but potential exists for hazardous travel conditions
n&nw of nyc LI for Monday morning commute.

Thereafter, models in fairly good agreement with the broad bu
shallow northern stream trough approaching the region on
Tuesday and sliding through during the midweek. At the surface,
the primary low pressure system rides through quebec ontario
with trailing cold front approaching the region Tuesday night.

Overall, appears to be mainly a light QPF event for the Monday
night into Tuesday evening period, due to limited interaction
between northern and southern stream. Thermal profile suggests
precip would be mainly liquid, but could be dealing with
freezing rain across interior Monday night as cold air
typically has a tough time scouring our in this setup.

Upper trough swings through the NE Tue night into Wed with a
glancing shot of modifying arctic air in the wake of the cold
front for Wed thu.

Upper flow flattens and even becomes a bit ridged for Thursday
ahead of the next northern stream trough digging into the upper
plains, which should allow for a moderation in temps ahead of
next potential frontal system.

Aviation 21z Friday through Wednesday
***snow expected for evening push***
low pressure passes to the south this evening before quickly
ejecting eastward overnight.

Snow is already overspreading the area, and although initial
conditions areVFR, expect visibilities to quickly drop as snow
intensifies. Steadier snow will generally fall from around 20z, then
quickly end from west to east between 02-05z.

Expect a widespread 1-4 inches, with the highest totals across the
nyc terminals into kisp, kbdr and kgon.

Light and variable winds become westerly at 5-10 kt this evening.

Winds increase tonight with some gusts to 20kt after midnight.

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
LDLC3 - New London Ledge CT - Ledge Light Weather 3 mi34 min NNE 6 G 8 24°F 1011.6 hPa22°F
NLNC3 - 8461490 - New London, CT 4 mi49 min NNE 1.9 G 1.9 24°F 49°F1012.7 hPa (-1.8)
MTKN6 - 8510560 - Montauk, NY 20 mi49 min 30°F 43°F1012.1 hPa (-1.8)
44039 - Central Long Island Sound 36 mi79 min NE 7.8 G 9.7 28°F 1 ft
QPTR1 - 8454049 - Quonset Point, RI 37 mi49 min NW 4.1 G 5.1 26°F 40°F1012.8 hPa (-2.5)
NWPR1 - 8452660 - Newport, RI 39 mi49 min ENE 2.9 G 4.1 28°F 43°F1012.2 hPa (-2.4)
NAXR1 - Narragansett Bay Reserve, RI 42 mi64 min ENE 5.1 27°F 993 hPa20°F
PTCR1 - 8452951 - Potter Cove, Prudence Island, RI 42 mi49 min Calm G 1 27°F 1012.4 hPa (-2.5)
PRUR1 42 mi49 min 28°F 18°F
CPTR1 - 8452944 - Conimicut Light, RI 45 mi49 min N 4.1 G 5.1 26°F 40°F1012.3 hPa (-2.8)
PVDR1 46 mi49 min E 1 G 1.9 25°F 1012.4 hPa (-2.9)16°F
NWHC3 - 8465705 - New Haven, CT 47 mi49 min N 4.1 G 5.1 24°F 43°F1013.1 hPa (-1.1)
FOXR1 - 8454000 - Providence, RI 47 mi49 min E 1.9 G 2.9 26°F 43°F1011.9 hPa (-3.0)

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, CT2 mi1.9 hrsNNE 52.50 miLight Snow25°F18°F75%1012.2 hPa
Westerly, Westerly State Airport, RI12 mi56 minNNW 31.25 miLight Snow Fog/Mist25°F21°F85%1013.1 hPa
Montauk, Montauk Airport, NY18 mi1.9 hrsNE 5 mi31°F26°F82%1011.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Noank, Mystic River entrance, Connecticut
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Noank
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Fri -- 12:54 AM EST     0.18 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:23 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:55 AM EST     2.63 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:06 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 01:39 PM EST     0.01 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 03:00 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 04:19 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 07:23 PM EST     1.97 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for The Race, Long Island Sound, New York Current
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Fri -- 03:09 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:24 AM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:09 AM EST     2.67 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 07:06 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 09:21 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 12:24 PM EST     -3.20 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 03:01 PM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 03:49 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 04:20 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 06:44 PM EST     2.52 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 09:52 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for New York City/Upton, NY (18,4,5,8)
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